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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How to Make a Doll Yarn Wig : Easy

Supplies needed:  Yarn, scissors, cardboard, needle, thread, and hair band

 First, decide on the length of your wig and cut a piece of cardboard to match.

Wrap yarn around cardboard (one side of the cardboard should equal the length you want) continue wrapping the cardboard with the yarn until it is as thick as you like.

Then sew the yarn down the middle with a needle and thread.  Make sure to catch each piece of yarn... pull the thread tight ... tie... knot and cut the excess thread.

 Cut the bottom of the loop... place the wig on the center of the doll's head and use a hair band to hold in place, as shown above.  

Happy Crafting  :o)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Another 18 inch Doll Bed on a Budget

Here is another 18 inch doll bed option.

 We purchased a folding stacking shelf from WalMart for under $6.00.  No assembling required.  

 Next,  we placed a doll mattress (homemade of course) on top of the frame (after folding it out),  and made our doll bed as usual.

 Since the shelf is 18 inches long our BFC ink and American Girls fit perfectly.

The shelf is ideal for a single bed setting.  Later,  if space is a problem, simply fold every thing up and put it away.  Similar stacking units may also be found at other stores... (cost may vary). 

If you are working with a budget this holiday season, this just might help you to stay on target.  
Happy Crafting :o)