Archive | December, 2011

Santa Hat Dress

19 Dec

This may be the most affordable Christmas Dress your 18” Doll has ever worn!


1. Two Santa Hats.  (This dress was made with a felt hat that had fur trim.)

2. Fabric Glue

3. Ribbon

4. Small Piece of Velcro


1. Lay one hat on flat surface and cut off top of hat.

2. Cut armholes.

3. Glue Ribbon at top of armholes with fabric glue.

4. Put fabric glue around any rough edges to avoid fraying.

5. While glue is drying, cut white fur trim off of second hat.

6. Cut trim the right length to drape over shoulders of doll like a shawl.

7. Glue dime-sized piece of Velcro to ends of shawl. (One on the fur side, and the other on the opposite under-side.)

Now your doll is ready to party!

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Fingerprint Santa Keepsake Ornament

12 Dec

We made these with our cousins. Everyone draws their own face and puts a fingerprint for Santa’s head. They make nice keepsake ornaments because each face is as individual as a thumbprint! 


1. Glass Shapes. We ordered ours here. They are very inexpensive, but you do have to clean the glass when it comes in!

2. Ornament Hooks

3. Black Sharpie

4. Acrylic Paint

5. Bead


1. Draw eyes, nose and mouth in the center of the glass with Sharpie.

2. Paint on beard and white part of hat.  Allow to dry.

3. Add red part of hat and red shirt. Allow to dry.

4. Put a dab of flesh colored paint in a paper plate.

5. Put thumb in paint, making sure it is covered.

6. Press thumb over face.

7. Attach hook. Thread on bead.

Tip: This ornament shows through the back of the glass. It is important that you do these steps in the right order, or it won’t look right. Face first, then white paint, then red paint, drying in between! Thumbprint goes on very last!

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Tinsel Pencils

8 Dec

You can’t get much more glamorous than a shimmering trail of gold following your pencil as it moves across the page!  This craft is super easy, and fun to play with (and write with) afterward.


1. Tinsel (get the kind where the strands are attached across the top.

2. Pencil

3. Painters Tape


1. Cut a few inches of tinsel and lay on a flat surface.

2. Place pencil on tinsel and secure with small piece of tape.

3. Roll tinsel around pencil.  

  4. Put a small piece of tape over the edge of the tinsel, securing it to the pencil.

Now go write something amazing! 

*Tip: AFTER tinsel is on the pencil, you can cut it to different lengths for different effects.

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