Monday, August 5, 2013

A Little Girl Project


 
Since I have one great granddaughter and am expecting twins - both girls in December, I thought I probably needed to come up with some cute little girl projects.
 
I had seen something like this on Pinterest and thought it was such a cute idea.
 
What spurred me on was when I went to Michaels, in their dollar bins, they had these Mary Englebreit paper dolls.  You get three dolls, two scenes and four pages of clothes.
 
 
So, I was in Wal Mart grocery shopping and just happened to wander over into the home goods department.  There, I found this really nice looking 7" x 14" frame for $3.00.
 
I cut a piece of scrapbook paper for the backing and glued the paper doll onto the scrapbook paper.  Then, I put the piece in the frame and closed it up from the back.
 
I then, took baker's twine in pink and red and draped it across the bottom of the frame.  Using these teensy tiny clothespins (which I got at WM also), I pinned the clothes onto the twine.  I hot glued the twine on the back of the frame.  You'll probably need to add a dab or two of glue to the backs of one or so of the clothes and/or accessories.  The weight of the clothespins has a tendency to tip over and make the clothes go upside down.  So, just a dab will do ya!
 
I think for under $5.00, this would make a darling baby gift or a birthday gift.  The only time consuming part was cutting out the paper doll and clothes.
 
Enjoy!
 
Till next time, Judy
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Both girls, huh? They will love your girly projects!
    Brenda

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  2. I used to love these dolls when I was little. This is a really pretty gift idea.

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  3. Congrats, 2 new baby girls. Your new art work is darling:)

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  4. So cute, delightful project!

    Mary

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  5. Oh Judy, how cute are those pictures. I love paper dolls. I used to get her magazine and she always had a picture in there that you could frame so I saved them and the paper dolls. My granddaughter loved the dolls.
    Great idea, thank for sharing.
    Mary

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  6. Judy you always come up with the cutest idea! This is precious. Congratulations on the upcoming little girls! It doesn't get any better than that, does it!!

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  7. Judy these are so darn cute! I hope my next grand (when ever that might be) is a girl!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Oh- What a fun, fun project, Judy. I just love it-that's an adorable use of those paper dolls. Congrats on the twin girls- how fun that will be-xo Diana

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  9. How cute! What a fun idea!!! I bought some of those paper dolls...now I'll have to try to make one! This would be so cute for my doll room! Sweet hugs!

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  10. This is so fun and I love your framed doll with the clothesline outfits. I actually have lots of the original ME paper dolls from her magazines. This is a great idea and thank you so much for sharing it. Girls are the best! Happy Creative Hearts...

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  11. I love the paper dolls, any paper dolls, I especially love the way you hung the clothes across the front of the picture frame...it is so clever, I love the way you did the whole project...

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