Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Doll Trunk

What girl doesn't love dolls?  I admit there are a few that probably don't, but my girls do.  I'm sure you have all seen the 18" American Girl Dolls.  Wow, they cost a pretty penny and so does the furniture and clothes etc.  My girls have a few 18" dolls from New generation etc., and of course love to have clothes and furniture for them.

Here is a very cost effective way to add a doll trunk to your daughters collection that they will absolutely love.
Believe it or not, I got this trunk for $7.00.  Yup, you heard me right.  Of course, it was plain wood with rope handles, but hey it had potential.  I don't know about you but I looooooooove
May Arts hot pink and black combo ribbons, and that's where it all began.
First I painted the wooden box black, and took out the rope handles.


 I chose to use Glue Arts ribbon adhesive to attach this ribbon.  Simply measure and cut your ribbon.  Cut a piece of the adhesive and put on the outside edge of  both sides, on the backside, of the ribbon.  Use a Popsicle stick and press down over the backing to make sure the adhesive really adheres to the ribbon before pulling the backing off.
Find some paper you love, measure and cut it to fit where you want.  I double layered paper and then trimmed it with May Arts HA10 3/8" double faced satin. I used fast drying decoupage to glue the paper to the trunk.  Make sure you go back over the top to seal it completely. 

 Here you see the 3/8" HA10 cut to fit around the edge of the paper I put in the middle.  

To finish it off, instead of putting back in the ugly rope for the handles,  I used the gorgeous...... 

            NV10 1.5"x10y - FAUX SUEDE /RUFFLE EDGE

So, cute!!  My girls were devastated when they saw I had painted the trunk black.  I reassured them they would like it when it was finished.  I will tell you I had awwwes and huge hugs. "Mom, it's soooo cute!"
There you have it. The plain wooden box turned 18" doll trunk.

What will you make for your girls 18" dolls??
Send us a picture we'd love to see it!

Ta-ta, Andrea

Project made for http://www.mayarts.com/blog/

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