Like me, have you been totally intrigued lately by the idea of making your very own DIY Christmas ornaments? I asked my kids recently if they’d like to help me make something simple that we could hang on our Christmas tree and when they said yes, I asked them what they’d like to make. They answered “a doll”, so that’s precisely what we did! The outcome was actually so cute that I decided outline the process so other people can give it a try as well.
Check out these step by step instructions and pictures or scroll to the bottom of this post to find a video tutorial, if you prefer.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Ribbons (pink and gold)
- Gold thread
- Doll hair (from the local craft store)
- A spun cotton ball
- Red felt
- Markers (black and red)
- Hot glue
- White glue
- A paintbrush
- A dotting tool
Gather your materials!
Poke your dotting tool into the spin cotton ball so you can move it around it easily. This ball will become your doll’s head! Holding the dotting tool, dip your paintbrush into your white glue and paint it all over the ball, turning it by the handle as you need. I placed a sheet of paper underneath the ball to cover the table, just in case the glue dripped.
Continue holding the ball over that scrap paper for this next because, because things are about to get messy! Before your glue can dry, sprinkle your white glitter all over the ball. Turn it by the dotting tool to try and get as even a coverage as possible. Set the ball aside to let it dry.
Cut a square from your red paper about three inches by three inches. Starting at one corner and ending at the corner diagonally across from it, round the edges and the spare corner between those two off. I kept my scissors as close to the edge as possible to make sure I didn’t trim off to much while still getting my rounded edge.