Vintage Whimsy Doll by Teresa McFayden

Thursday, June 16, 2011


This whimsy and doll is easy to make, with a few scraps of paper and of all things...a soap box!  Adorn the top with a Frozen Charlotte head and watch her come to life before your eyes.

To begin, wrap the edges of a soap box with masking tape.



Next, adhere patterned papers hodge podge style with Mod Podge Medium. Cover the box with Mod Podge, then add the papers, then cover the papers with Mod Podge to seal.



 Once dry, pierce a couple holes on the left and right sides of the box. String wire through the holes, and create a hanger above. String with beads, buttons ribbons, etc. for extra whimsy.



Hot glue a bit of tinsel garland, lace, or ribbon in a circle shape to top of box.



Tacky Glue (or other strong glue) the bottom of your dolly head to center of box top.



Enjoy!



You can find Frozen Charlotte heads on EBay or Etsy. Just do a Google search for them!

This tutorial was recently featured in The Paint Paper Paste E-Workshop at Paper Bella Studio.  You can also find Teresa at her blog, http://teresamcfayden.typepad.com.


And one lucky reader will win a fun new E-Workshop 


 It starts Monday, June 20th, and you can win a subscription!
Just leave a comment by June 18th (HURRY!) and one lucky person will win!



 

27 comments:

somethingunique said...

Hi Lori, how wonderful i always love to learn a new craft i really love your new blogs especially the "quote of the day" i like this one too though :P
ttfn Lana:)

Cathie Carroll said...

OOOOOH.

Now I know what to do with the doll parts I've been hanging on to FOREVER.

Thank you!

Createology said...

This doll is just adorable. Who would think a soap box...I only use mine for orating! :o)
I am very happy Lori Anderson sent me to this link. Thank you Lori!!!

Cindy said...

Lori, thanks for sharing one of Teresa's projects. I've been on her site recently going back and forth between her eCourses....love them all. I've been wanting to try the free-style embroidery for some time, but I think I'll try the chandelier class (if it's not too much sewing!). Collin helped me today looking for a good lampshade...he found one with a great big sculpted bass on the base. He said I could take the lampshade if he could have the fish! :-)

Leslie Todd said...

That class looks pretty cool. I just bought two bell shaped lampshades with the idea of hanging them in the studio to hang ATCs and stuff from.

Lorrie said...

Teresa does such wonderful things. I love the way the body is decorated, although I'm not much into those frozen Charlottes.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I want to take this class and would love to win it. I've been hoarding some antique buttons and trims for just the right project. Pick me, pick me, please! Lorelei

Kathy said...

I have always wondered what the body was! Too cute.

Pandora said...

What a fun tutorial and the chance to win an e workshop too~ you are too sweet!

Jeanne said...

Teresa's e-workshops are the best! I've taken quite a few of them and would LOVE to be the lucky winner of the Salvaged Chandelier workshop.
xo
jeanne

Shelly said...

Great project idea! Thanks for sharing - I am so excited about The Salvaged Chandelier class and would love to win ~ Thanks for the opportunity!

kat said...

This is the first time I've seen anything like this. Really neat! Love the giveaway.

Terri said...

So cute! I really enjoy Teresa's E-workshops, so will be so happy if I win. Love your blog, too!

Jessica said...

What am awesome creation! I would love to take the e-workshop!! Thanks for the opp!

Jessica
Alwayafriendli@hotmail.com

Deana said...

Really cute!

Leonie said...

This is so cute thank you for the tutorial and a chance to win a spot in Teresa's class they are always great fun.

Anonymous said...

Great post! I love Teresa's blog and really enjoyed seeing this project! I took her Freestyle Embroidery class and loved it... and I have a lampshade just begging to be involved in this one!

Monica

miss lynn said...

soooo cute!
that teresa
is busting with
creative ideas!
love it!

Anonymous said...

This project is adorable! I love frozen charlotte doll heads. I would also love to take Teresa's Salvaged Chandelier e-course. Her e-courses are fabulous. Pick me please! Sharon Bull from NC

Debbie said...

How fun! I would love to win this workshop.

Anonymous said...

Cute doll...and I think I may have a Charlotte head somewhere that needs a body. :) Thanks for the chance to win the workshop!
Samantha
sammiranda65 at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

Very cute! I would love to win a place in the new class

Sally Hart Designs said...

I love Teresa's ideas and have taken some of her e-classes which are fabulous! Would love to take another!

connie said...

Love your frozen Charlotte project. Thanks for the chance to win teresa's on-line class, love them!

SueBeads said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Melissa said...

Ooh - I was already going to sign up, would love to win!

penny nelson said...

Love the project and would like to be included in the drawing.