Monday, August 21, 2017

Make Your Own Paper Dolls for De Stash Challenge


Do you love playing with paper dolls?



Me, too!  The adorable little girls around here love them, too!





After looking around for a while online, I found a free paper doll template.  It was loaded into my DIY cutting machine software.  Please don't despair if you only have scissors.  There are plenty of free printable dolls, too!  Click HERE if you'd like to see mine.  For this project though, first I had the DIY machine cut out the doll and some dresses in both beige and brown.


The granddaughters' current favorite colors are pink and purple, so I swapped the doll template for a couple more dress templates and cut again.


Now you could certainly stop right here.  Two dolls plus several dresses is plenty of fun, right?


Sure!  But it will make for an awfully short blog post.  ;-)


In my stash, there are stamps, buttons, brads, and bits of ribbon


along with pink eyelet lace,


washi tape, sequins, markers and tulle.


With just the tiniest bit of time and glue, look at the difference!  This time everything for my project was already on hand.  What would you design for your paper dolls?  Are those items already in your stash?


Every month, a group of bloggers challenge each other to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies!  I hope you have time to visit everyone!

#CraftRoomDestashChallenge

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If you'd like to join in the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge, you can request to join our Facebook group here!












25 comments:

  1. So cute & a great use of stash items!

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  2. My goodness! What pretty little dresses! I'm sure that's pleased your little granddaughter too. If I was a kid, I would love those. In fact, I played with paper dolls. Back when I was growing up, it was Betsy McCall. Wish I still had those, but I love yours too! You really prettified them a lot Marci!

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  3. These are adorable. I need to make some of these the next time I go home and visit with my great nieces. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Marci you have bought back so many fun memories of when I played with my paper dolls.

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  5. OMG - I love this one!!! I have a little goddaughter and I am thinking now: Should I make this for her or could she even be a little helping hand in decorating the dresses? She is 4 soon. This will be a project we'll be doing together this winter. Pinning it.

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  6. So cute. I loved playing with paper dolls and wonder if the kids even know what they are. You brought them up to today's standards.

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  7. I have two little grand daughters who love doing crafts. This is a wonderful project. Pinning to share it with them. I really appreciate this idea. They are going to LOVE it.

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  8. Super cute! It would make a great project to make with grandchildren. I used to love rummaging through my grandmother's scrap and stash pile to make something pretty.

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  9. When I see these I gasped in delight. (Oh, yes, I did.)
    I am pinning this project to make with my grand daughter and for our Operation Christmas Tree boxes.I think girls everywhere would love to have a set of dolls like these.
    I especially like the dress made of tulle. But all the dresses are sweet.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I used to love paper dolls as a child! Great job on this cute project.

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  11. These are certainly not like the paper dolls I used to play with! They're so pretty and I love the way you accessorized them. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

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  12. Adorable! My girls would have loved this when they were little

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  13. That is so creative and looks really good fun X #pocolo

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  14. I love how cute these are!

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    #pocolo

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  15. How cute those little dresses are! I loved paper dolls as a child. Thank you Marci for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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  16. Those clothes are darling! I remember getting paper dolls as a child. My Mom and I would cut them out together. That was by far the funnest part. Thanks for the memories and thank for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  17. What a fantastic idea for budding little designers and a great activity for the summer holidays :) Haven't made paper dolls in so long! Sim xx #PoCoLo

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  18. What a cute idea and I remember having paper dolls as a child. Sometimes it is the simplest things that bring the most pleasure. Thanks for linking up and sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  19. I loved paper dolls when I was a kid. I'm thinking this would work well with felt too and it's probably more durable, especially for younger children. I love the way you added the skirts and the other details. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  20. I loved to play with paper dolls as a little girl. I'm sure my granddaughter would love to make these and decorate the outfits. Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! Pinned and shared.

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  21. I loved playing with paper dolls when I was growing up. My granddaughter would love these. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  22. What fun - and great memories of hooking cut out dresses onto my paper dolls as a child too. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  23. Lovely! (I visit you from the Really Crafty Link Party 83).

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  24. Congrats Marci! Your post is Featured at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. See here: http://grammysgrid.com/wednesday-aim-link-party-25/

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