Monday, March 11, 2013

Make it Monday-Kit's Penny Pincher Birthday Set Remake

Daydream Doll Boutique Make it Monday
Make your own version of Kit’s Penny Pincher Birthday!

This month Kit is the Doll  of the Month here on Daydream Doll Boutique and today’s doll play craft is inspired by Kit’s Penny Pincher Birthday Set and the set currently offered by American Girl (
I was surprised to hear that the American Girl version of this doll play set is back ordered until July 2013. While you wait you may just want to try today’s craft to help you past the time.
To make today’s craft you will need:
Flower Arrangement
-A mixture of artificial flowers, I got mine at the dollar store
-wire cutters
-small pot, I got mine at Michael’s the craft store
-A piece of Styrofoam or floral foam
Chocolate Log Cake
-White and Dark Brown Polymer clay
-A rolling pin
-Oven safe dish
-Oven pre heated to the polymer clay’s manufactures recommended setting
-Oven mitt
-Small lids or doll sized dishes you already have
-A mixtures of orange mini pompoms
-A clipping of artificial flower leaf

*You will also need doll dishes, Tea cups & Tea Pot, Juice Cups you already have on hand doll size cutlery if you have it. Use what you have, if you are looking for a doll sized tea set check your dollar store!

Table Cloth
-White fun foam cut into a 12 inch by 12 inch piece
-A green marker
-A red marker
-A ruler

To make the Flower Arrangement:
Step 1- Use a  pair of wire cutters to cut the flower stems down to size. I cut mine about 3 inches long.
Step 2- Put a small piece of Styrofoam or floral foam in the bottom of your small pot
Step 3- Start arranging your flowers by pushing the stem into the foam, while alternating the flowers to create a beautiful bouquet. When you are happy with your arrangement put it aside and start on the Chocolate log.

To make the Chocolate Log:
Step 1- Pre heat your oven to the polymer clay  manufactures recommended setting.
Step 2- Open the white polymer clay, use your knife to cut the square in half. Wrap the side you are not going to use and store it for another craft.
Step 3- Use your rolling pin to flatten your clay you will want to roll it out as shown in the photo above.
Step 4- Unwrap the brown clay and repeat step 1 with it.
Step 5- Once they are the same shape and thickness place the brown on top of the white and sausage roll your clay.
Step 6- Use your knife to trim the clay overhang so you will be able to make clear and clean cuts and your slices will be equal in thickness and size.
Step 7- Use your knife to cut a slice about ½ inch thick. Cut at least 2 slices for your dolls but you can cut as many as you need for the amount of dolls you have. I left part of the log so I could use it as a display cake on the table. *Knife tip do not “saw” your knife rather just push it straight through so you have a clear swirl in your cake.

Step 8- Place your slices and remaining log on to a piece of paper and put the paper and place in the oven, bake for the time recommended by your polymer clay manufacture. Mine baked for 30 minutes.
Step 9- Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Step 1- Choose your sorbet containers. Lids make great doll play dishes if you do not have the right cups in your own collection. Use what you have.
Step 2- Open your pompoms and arrange in your containers.
Step 3- Use one of the left over stems to create a mint garnish. Use a pair of scissors and cut a small leaf for the top of each bowl.
Step 4- Set aside until you are ready to set the table

To make the table cloth:
Step 1- Cut a large piece of white fun foam to 12 inches by 12 inches if you have not already done so.
Step 2- Use your ruler and your green marker to create a double boarder all around your fun foam. I measured ½ inch all the way around and then ½ between lines.
Step 3- Use your red felt to make dots inside your border.

Now it is time to set the table and enjoy Kit’s Penny Pincher Play Set you created!
~ By Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three for Daydream Doll Boutique
Today I used my American Doll Room
My American Girl Doll Ruthie wearing a dress made by a friend
My Doll Tea Set is from my local dollar store

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