It’s a long time since I have posted a DIY craft.Thought summer vacation will be the right time.Most kids will love to play with dolls and have fun with it.Decorating a doll for your child will be more fun.You can customise the dress for the doll.Here I have made a simple dress with easily available things at home.you can so it or can guide your child to do it as a craft.If you gift your child as a surprise too.
*Blouse bits or any left over cloth after your stitching needs.
*Empty can (watch containers)
*Thread and needle
1.one small piece of cloth(10cms by 15 cms).
2.another piece a bigger one(30cms by 60cms).
3. In the small piece of cloth make a hole in the centre.sew the edges.Now remove the head insert the piece of cloth and replace the head.Tie a thread around the hip to make the dress fit.
4.Now take the bigger piece of cloth you can change the measurements according to your needs.Now gather small pleats .Put the skirt for the doll and can pull the thread of the dress according to the hip size adjust and fasten it.
5.Adjust the blouse and skirt.when it is ready keep in empty canand stuff cotton or sponge to make the doll stand erect.This will also increase the height of the doll.
6. Decorate with laces.
7.If you are gifting to someone else can keep it in a round tray.
Its long since I have posted a do it yourself craft.So I decided this week to post a wealth from waste craft.We all have old x-rays at home not knowing what to do with it.Here is an idea to make it useful .I have a cardholder out of x-rays.
I have used two for it. One bigger kept as background the other a small one in front. If the other one too is bigger then we can cut the size accordingly.Now put holes in the sides.Now can use satin ribbons or any fancy thread to keep both intact.Can use any old greeting cards or wedding invitation to decorate.The top is the attachments we use for dresses.
It is upto you to use different decorative items.Its ready for use. Can use for keeping posts or invitation or any thing which you prefer.
Let me know how you have recycled x-rays.
FLOWER VASE OR POT HOLDER
Old glass bottles like wine bottles can be converted to planters.
Used bottles can be painted using acrylic colors and decorated with pictures.I have used my favorite Ganapathi,which you get so easily in an Indian Wedding card as the front cover.
Different stencils are available in the market.I have chosen this flower design.In a single stencil itself different painting works can be done by varying colors.Using this I have done a bedspread by repeating the design on regular intervals.
Paint Used: Fevicryl Acrylic Colors
Take any picture.Now apply glue and stick decorative stones
We will have old gramaphone records at home unused.This is how I changed it into a decoration piece a wall hanging.
Ganapathy done using woolen and golden threads.