DIY Ice Skates and Boots for “American Girl” Dolls!

Hi Friends! Today I have a fun and inexpensive craft for 18″ dolls or stuffed animals. DIY Ice Skates! Let’s face it, the accessories sold for these dolls could quickly put you in the poorhouse and you are limited to what you can buy BUT if you make it you can have whatever you like! When I was a girl I loved my Barbies, I think I had more fun making furniture and clothes for them than actually playing with them. Do you ever wonder why our kids tire of their toys so quickly? Because everything is done already. Let them create accessories for them! Today I will show you how to make accessories from Duct Tape! Have a look:

I want to thank Oriental Trading Company for supplying me with the duct tape for this project, they have the best prices I have seen for genuine Duck brand Duct Tape and they have their own brand that is cheaper and has more yardage per roll which is really good if you share your duct tape stash with your kids who will use it with gusto!

I was noticing that the most popular post on my blog and pinterest over the past couple weeks has been the DIY Tent and Sleeping bag tutorial for American Girl Dolls. I made these as a Christmas gift for my daughters 2 years ago and they loved them! It is a quick and inexpensive gift to make for any kids who likes to play with dolls or stuffed animals (that is most kids 10 and under). You can find the tutorial here.

Click here for tent and sleeping bag tutorial!

And if your doll is in need of a little TLC I have a tutorial here on how to fix frizzy doll hair. I think it is wonderful that kids still play with dolls, just remember the best gift we can give them is creativity and resourcefulness so the next time the American Girl catalog arrives in the mail ask yourself “Can I DIY this?” It might not look just like the magazine (what does) but I bet you will have way more fun making it yourself. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Well, that’s something, all right…

…because nothing says “classy” like your very own wearable beer bottle cap accessories.

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I had to make something with my resin bottle cap experiments seeing that they all cured nice and glassy, well not counting the ones with my impatient fingerprint (and fingernail) marks in them. 😀

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I made rings and barrettes…hmm, do adult women wear barrettes very often because no mother in their right mid is going to let their daughter wear a beer bottle cap barrette…they might be hard to sell…. where would one wear these creations?

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Oh well…these might end up in my craft fair bargain bin but I bet the rings would come in handy in a  bar fight, hey! That is probably the perfect place to wear them!

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Maybe tomorrow I’ll get out my glass bottle cutter and make me a set of fine beer bottle drinking glasses to match! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

How To Make Burlap Flower Brooches and Barrettes!

This project is so easy you will want to make some for yourself and your friends. It only takes minutes to make these flowers.  You will need Burlap Ribbon, Felt, Hot Glue and a Button, Bottle Cap or other embellishment for the center and any other pretties you would like to add (I used skeleton leaves and glitter!) Watch the video to see how:

If you want to see how I fixed my hair today I have a quick tutorial here. Be sure to visit Papermart to see the lovely burlap ribbons and other goodies they offer. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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