Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Inspired by Pinterest- Easy Duct Tape "TOMS" for 18" American Girl Dolls

So I have seen quite a few pictures of this idea on Pinterest. Some are made from scratch and others are similiar to this idea. I decided to go with a ready made shoe, I liked the idea of having a form to work on. It was very easy and I thought they turned out really cute.

Supplies needed:

Pair of plain doll shoes
Duct Tape Sheet
Black Fine Tip Perm. Marker
White sticker paper ( I used just the edge of a labels sheet I had)
Craft knife

Cut out your pieces:
 Check your shoe and make necessary adjustments

Back Piece-  4" x 1"
Front Piece-  3" x 1 3/4"
Overlay-  3" x 1 1/4"
Lining for front ( not shown ) scrap
Small wedge cut from white sticker paper (not shown)


Wrap the back gently stretching tape and smoothing as you go.

Wrap the front, once again gently stretching and smoothing over the front.
Now the overlap (where the foot slides in ) on the front will be sticky on the inside, cut a small scrap and line this spot working from one side to the other. Duct tape stuck to itself is hard to pull off so work carefully.

Now place on your overlay on the front. 
Firmly slide your fingernail all around the shoe where the sides of the shoe meet the sole.
Pressing firmly work all the way around.

Place on your white wedge and with your craft knife ( adults please do this step) trim off the excess tape and then press down firmly to seal the tape to the shoe.

With a fine tip permanent marker you can make small seam marks to accent the shoe.
And your done, a fun and easy project and great for duct tape scraps !

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by Thursday, 
we will be posting our Summer Fun Giveaway Winner

Monday, July 22, 2013

Make it Monday- Hair Extensions for 18" American Girl Doll Craft

 Make it Monday July 22

Today I am so excited to share with you two easy and inexpensive ways to create hair extensions for your dolls using items you can find at your dollar and craft store.
To create today’s craft you will need:
-Nylon Rope from the dollar store (I choose blue but yellow would look great as well)
-Two buttons I used one blue and one with brown in it to match my feathers
-A Gem Sticker
-Two small hair elastics
-A bobby pin
-A glue gun or glue dots
-Your Doll

Step 1- Assemble your supplies, plug in your glue gun to heat it up. Cut 16 inches from your rope.
Step 2- Separate your rope twist into three pieces as shown in the photo above
Step 3- Open a bobby pin between your fingers. Take one of the strands of rope and fold it in half, put the middle through your bobby pin so that a loop appears .Bring the ends through that loop and pull tight. Secure the rope in place with a elastic. This is now your hair extension.
Step 4- Braid your “hair extension” and secure the ends with the other hair elastic. Trim the ends so they are all even. Your hair extension is ready to wear!

To dress up your hair extension as I have done follow the steps bellow.

Step 1- For this embellished hair extension repeat the 1-3 steps in the above tutorial but use twice as much of the separated rope.
Step 2- Once you have secured the rope on the bobby pin with the elastic, add a dab of glue and carefully press some feathers into place in the hot glue, repeat until you have used the desired amount of feathers.

Step 3- Glue two buttons to each other and then glue a gem sticker in the center of the smaller button.
Step 4- Glue the buttons to the feather, press into place to secure.
Step 5-Braid your “hair extension” and secure the end with another elastic. Trim the excess at the end.
Step 6- Place your hair extension in your dolls hair.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make it Monday Craft! Today I used my American Girl Doll Ivy.~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Inspired By Pinterest- 18" Doll Duck Tape Hangers

With Duck Tape crafts being all the rage these days, and when I saw this idea for Duck Tape doll hangers, I thought I would give it a whirl.

They were pretty easy, the second was was much easier than the first. I did not see a template on the original site so I have provided one here for you.

With all the cute tape prints available, you are sure to make some really cute hangers.

And if you have some extra duck tape you can even make a Duck Tape Purse

Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Styles at Daydream !

Be sure to check out our cute new styles that are newly in. My favorites are the Heart and Bow PJs , Little Red and Dance Practice. Be sure to join us back here Monday as we hunt down fun things from Pinterest to showcase on here.  Love Pinterest as much as we do ? Be sure to follow us: Daydream on Pinterest  Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Make It Monday- Poncho for Mini Dolls

 Daydream Doll Boutique- Make it Monday Poncho’s for the Mini dolls

For today’s Make It Monday craft I wanted to share with you my love of the American Girl Mini Dolls and a great beginning sewing craft you can do with your young doll lover. This craft also makes a great party or sleep over craft and can be used with a variety of smaller dolls.
To create your own Poncho’s for the Mini Dolls you will need:
-Felt squares cut to 4 1/2 inches (you can make them larger 6-8 inches for Barbie, Monster High etc just make sure you are working with a square)
-Mini buttons
-Sewing Needle
-*Pinking Shears
-Your Mini Doll

Step 1- Cut your felt to the size required for your doll, cut as many squares as you would like for ponchos
Step 2- Fold your felt into a triangle as shown in the photo above. Now make a 1inch angled snip at 2 inches and repeat on the other side. Remove the diamond shape you just cut and save it for another craft day!
Step 3- Try your poncho on your doll
Step 4- Embellish your poncho, place your button on the poncho where you would like it to be, then cut thread and thread your needle, double knotting the bottom with the two pieces of thread together and attach the button. Go through the holes at least 4 times and tie off in a knot at the back. Trim away the excess thread and put your needle down.

Step 5- Create a fringe edge if you wish by making ¾ of an inch snips all along your poncho’s edge.
Step 6- To create arm holes, fold your Poncho back into a triangle and at ½ an inch make a cut ½ inch long for arm holes for your dolls arms to go through on each side. When you are done your poncho should look like the photo in the top right corner in the photo above.

Step 7- Repeat steps 1-6 to create different looks for your dolls, try changing up the edges by using pinking shears or adding more than one button. Have fun making these mini doll Ponchos and I look forward to sharing more craft ideas with you soon~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Inspired by Pinterest- Doll Size AG Magazine

I thought this was the cutest little craft and so simple too. A doll size version of the AG magazine. Find all the instructions below and make one today :)

Also I picked up two new used dolls for new models for our website. I could not be happier, they are both such cute dolls and have unique faces that are different than my other dolls.

So the doll on the left in the Bear Hugs shirt my 3 year old named Rebecca,  and the doll on the right I named Jessie. We are so happy to add them to our little doll family. Be sure to look for them on our website showcasing our cute fashions. Thanks for stopping by :)