Category Archives: monster high

Clay faux fruit for American Girl dolls

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My daughter’s American Girl dolls were in need of some more food now that they have their own kitchen, so we decided to try making some fruit. I bought sculpy clay from the craft store and used yellow for the bananas, orange for the oranges and red and green for the apples.

To make the apples I rolled clay into balls and then squeezed the bottom to make them look like apples and using a pick tool I made a hole in the top of each one and cut tiny sticks to insert as the stems. I pressed the clay around the stems to close the hole.

For the oranges I rolled clay into balls and textured with aluminum foil all over to give that pebbled look and feel.

The bananas I shaped yellow into long tubes and curved them. Next I pressed the top and bottom to look like the ends of a real banana. For the bunch I added five together and pressed the stems together. I added a little bit of green clay and rubbed along the sides. Also I used a tad of brown paint on my finger to color the top and bottom tips and here and there to make them look ripe.

I tried to make grapes but wasn’t happy with them, so I will redo them another time.

Lastly I baked all the fruit at 275 degrees on a piece of aluminum foil for 45 minutes.

My daughter and her dolls adore their new food. We also used some tiny jewelry boxes as holders for her fruit to keep in the icebox.

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How to make Monster High Or Barbie doll furniture, entertainment center

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Continuing on with making furniture for my daughter’s Monster High dolls, I’ve made an entertainment center with a tv. This looks really wonderful and is so fun and easy to make.

What is needed:
Small box for however big you would like the center to be (for 1:6 scale I used a plastic utensil box)
Wood patterned self stick shelf liner (found mine at the dollar store)
Black construction paper
Glue and tape
Pictures cut out from ads of a tv and electronics
Scrap cardboard
Scissors

I started by cutting my box in half and then gluing down the open flaps and taping the two box pieces together so I created the size I wanted.

Next I covered the the front side of the boy with a rectangle of black construction paper, and the other sides with the wood patterned shelf liner.

I made little strips of the shelf liner to replicate shelves on the front and glued in the little pictures of electronics.

Lastly I created the tv using the picture cut out and gluing to cardboard back and using another rectangle of black construction paper to cover it and made a stand from a triangle of cardboard and bending it.

My daughter loves this and I think it came out cute as well.

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How to make gadgets like iPhone, iPad, Mac, kindle and cameras for Monster high or Barbie dolls

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Today I decided to make use of some of the ads and old magazines we had laying around before I recycled them. I cut out photos of electronics sized right for 1:6 scale which works perfect for Monster high dolls or Barbie.

My daughter loved Cleo to have the same gadgets we have like the iPad, iPhone, kindle, Mac and a nice camera.

I cut out the pictures I wanted to use and then cut out the same size from left over packing foam I had saved for the iPhone and camera, for the other electronics I used cardboard. Glued the photos in place and on the back I used glittery self stick scrap booking paper.

We used gold to fit as a good design choice for Cleo DeNile.

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How to make furniture for Monster High Or Barbie dolls, Fainting Couch or Sofa

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My daughter is very much into Monster High Dolls right now and after seeing the simply lovely furniture that people have made and are selling for extremely high prices on eBay, etsy etc, I’ve decided to try and make some of my own.

I’ve searched online and found no free instructions or patterns so I thought I would share my own first creation and any more I find time to make.

This first one I have made is a fainting couch or sofa.

Things you will need:
Fabric of your choice 1/4 yard should be enough for the whole sofa and maybe a chair too
Edging or ricrac of some kind, 1/2 yard
Batting 1/4 yard should be plenty for this and more
Foam board
Scissors
Hot glue and hot glue gun
Cardboard for support pieces
Beads for feet

First find a photo of a couch you would like to replicate or feel free to use my own design.

Draw out on the foam board two shapes, the rectangle for the seat part and the design for the back piece. Cut them out and then lay batting over the top of each and cut out to the correct shape. Also you will need to do the same with the fabric, except leave a couple inches of allowance on all sides.

Place the fabric, batting and foam board together and use the hot glue to close all edges for both pieces.
Then cut out 4 rectangles for the bottom two long ones for the front and back of the sofa and two for the short sides. Cover them with only fabric and again hot glue the fabric on. Next make a box with them by adding hot glue and small rectangles of cardboard as added support to each corner.

Cut out another rectangle for the fainting curled arm of the sofa, cover with extra batting and fabric by gluing to it and then roll the end and glue n place. Attach this side with arm up by gluing to the rectangle base. Next glue beads to each bottom corner as feet. Also use your ribbon or trim and glue around the sides of the rectangle bottom.

Next glue the back to the seat of the sofa, be liberal with the glue and hold in place while drying. Lastly glue this to the rectangle base piece and again add lots of glue to keep in place.

You can also make the bolster pillow by just using batting with fabric glued together and then rolling it up and gluing as you roll it.

I chose fabrics to go with Cleo DeNile. I also made a couple accent pillows.

I plan on trying to make some other furniture pieces and adding how to’s and photos as well so check back again later. Also feel free to ask any questions you have, I’ll try to reply right away.

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