All this week, I'm doing a toothpick doll tutorial, & at the end of the week, I'll give away my finished doll. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on any of the Tutorial blog posts. Since there's a new post every day this week, you can enter every day! I'll announce the winner on Monday, Dec. 8. Enjoy the tutorial! Oh, & take some pictures of your dolls - I want to see them!
So, you have your supplies, you have your arms, you have a nicely glued & dry body - on to the outfit!
Glue the thread you want to use for the dress to the doll, just below the shoulders. (See the picture above). It helps to press the thread down with your thumb to get rid of any extra glue & secure the end of the thread. Now you're ready to clothe this doll!
To end off, just clip the thread & glue it down. I've ended mine shorter, because I want to add a stripe to the bottom of the dress. Now don't get too fashion-designer on your first doll, but go ahead & add a stripe or two if you'd like.
To do the arms, start the thread at the pointed end & wrap down to the hand. NOTE: You don't have to start the thread at the very tip of the point - you'll see I started about 1/4" down. That part will be covered by the shoulders, so save your eyes & patience! When both arms are done, glue them on.
Wonderful! Now set her aside & don't touch her! The arms will take a while to dry, so we'll pick back up tomorrow.
Leave a comment to enter the giveaway!
You can leave as many comments as you like, asking questions, making astute observations, etc., although your name only gets entered once every day you leave a comment. Yes, you can go back & comment on past days if you missed some!