I'm still awestruck by the beauty of the paper dolls he makes. He's the Bob Mackie of paper dolls.
Checkout his Facebook page for the printables. They're amazing!
After I found those, I decided to make her a pizza box playscape to hold them all. I'm kind of addicted to decorating pizza boxes to house toys. They're portable, and they encourage kids to put their toys away when they're done playing with them.
They also look pretty fancy, but are made with some basic dollar store craft materials, and all-told cost about $3.00 for the supplies.
- This Printout- it's six 8-1/2 x 11" pieces of paper
- A 12.25 inch pizza box (our local pizza place's small box)
- Spray Adhesive- I like Elmer's Brand. It's pretty widely available, and about $4.00 a can
- Clear cellophane gift basket wrap (the dollar store has it). You can skip this step, but it makes it more durable and scuff proof.
- Pretty tape- I used some sparkle duct tape
- Self-adhesive Velcro
- Wrapping paper to decorate the outside of the box
- Box cutter
For the "crystal" paper doll stands:
- aluminium foil
- hot glue
- paper clips
- crystals- I had a box from the floral department of the craft store. I think they use them to fill vases.
To make the pizza box
Print out this handy .pdf file
Trim off the excess paper- there is some overlap in the file, so you don't have to cut it exactly. Scissors work just fine. Just make sure all of the white boarders are removed.
Dry fit it in the inside of your pizza box, then glue it down with the spray adhesive.
Then coat the entire inside with another coat of spray glue, and cover it with the cellophane.
Flip it over, and apply the wrapping paper with more spray glue. Add any other decorations or personalization then cover it with the gift basket cellophane adhered with more spray glue.
Then use the box cutter to trim the excess from around all of the sides, and slit the paper around any vent holes.
Line the inside of the box with your pretty duct tape, and seal the edges well with some more duct tape (I cut strips in half for this part).
Then apply the Velcro so that the lid stands up, and you're done!
To make the doll holders:
Put a small plop of hot glue on a piece of aluminium foil, and stick a paper clip upright in the middle of it. Hold it in place until the glue cools
Trim the foil leaving a margin so there's enough to wrap around the glue ball you just made:
Then use the crystals to decorate it:
I'll be filling this with the paper dolls, and some other Frozen theme things- like sparkly playdough, and maybe a lip balm.
This is my first kind of tutorial- let me know if you have any questions!