Remember when Fritz is Fine turned a mannequin into a curiosity shelf? Now she’s turning baby doll parts into ornaments.
I’m all over adding whimsy to traditional Christmas decorating, but how about a little macabre action too?
Here’s how to make your own bedazzled baby doll part ornaments for seasonal sparkle with a dark sense of humor:
What you’ll need:[related_post align=”right”]
- Plastic/rubber doll parts
- Mod Podge
- Embroidery thread
- Craft glue (I use Aleene’s)
- Common items: scissors, paintbrush, thumb tack
What to do:
Because most doll limbs are hollow, you need to cover up the hole so you can attach a loop of thread. Cut out a circle of cardboard that will adequately cover the end of the limb. (It doesn’t matter if it’s not absolutely perfect, as you’ll glitter over the edges.)
Slather the limb with Mod Podge and sprinkle over the glitter. Shake off any excess. Also, glitter the corresponding cardboard circle.
Once it’s dry, make a hole in the middle of the cardboard circle with a thumb tack. Move it around a bit to make a hole big enough to string some embroidery thread.
Loop the embroidery thread through the hole. Adjust the length to your liking, then secure it with a big knot on the underside. Top it off with a dollop of glue.
With liberal craft glue, attach the cardboard to the end of the limb. Let dry.
Add glitter to cover the seam of the limb and cardboard. Cover up any other thin spots.
Add a coat of Mod Podge gloss to seal in the glitter.
Now, hang, enjoy, and let out a crackling laugh. You know, like the crazy person you are.
Comments on DIY glittery baby doll part Christmas ornaments
My eyes are swirling. I NEED TO MAKE THESE! and hang them year round. <3
And here I thought there couldn’t be anything better than the curiosity shelf!
I just….this is too amazing! I hang up doll parts everywhere for Halloween, it never even occurred to me I could do it for Christmas! I’m taking my last final today, and this is so happening tomorrow *squeal*
I want to see the full tree!
Very much related thing Kelli from Shindig spotted on the streets of Seattle’s Capitol Hill last weekend:
Creepy + Sparkly = WIN!
We did this with dinosaur toys and action figures last Christmas. Best. Tree. Ever.
I think this would also look great on a Disney/Pixar tree. Anyone remember Toy Story & Sid’s toys?
I made these for my Christmas tree last year. I’m not sure how to add it as a pic tho :oD