‘Tis the Season – Holiday Series Part Two – Nativity Craft!

Hi!! It’s Clara!!

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I’m excited to be here for my part of the “‘Tis the Season” Christmas series!!

Tis the Season!

Gracie wanted me to include the schedule…

     Part One, Wednesday, December 13Caroline, Collection Post {Check!}

     Part Two, Saturday, December 16 : Clara, Craft Post

     Part Three, Tuesday, December 19: Grace, Recipe Post

     Part Four, Friday, December 22: Julie, Photostory Post

Yep, so we’re on part two, a craft post!!

Yippee!!

I love arts and crafts, pretty much any time of year. So are you ready to dive in?

The craft we will be doing is…

 

A Miniature (AG size!) Nativity!

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What do you think? It’s very simple, but I think it’s pretty cute. And it’s actually really easy, too!

 

Well… Let’s start!!

Supplies:

  • Paperboard (such as cereal box cardboard)
  • Glue/hot glue
  • Paint
  • Scissors

That’s it!

Here we go…

Take your paperboard and cut out little shapes for the various nativity characters. Here is a list of the figures you can cut out:

  • Baby Jesus/Manger
  • Mary
  • Joseph
  • Shepherds (as many as you want)
  • Wise men (Traditionally three. Trivia: the Bible doesn’t actually say how many there were!)
  • Animals (Sheep, Donkey, etc.) (As many as you want)
  • Stable
  • Star

You’ll also want to cut out a rectangle to put all of your characters on later.

Now don’t worry! We’re going to keep it simple and EASY!! 😀

I’ll show you the shapes I cut for my nativity (with my and Gracie’s hands for size reference):

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See? Not too hard! 😀 😉

Next we’ll paint all the pieces.

Again, it doesn’t have to be complicated! Here’s mine:

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Hot glue (Or glue), each figure onto the base, and hold them upright until they stay up on their own.

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And you’re done!

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I love how cute and easy it is! And nativities are a good reminder of the TRUE reason that we celebrate: Jesus come to earth, humbly, as a baby. What a glorious truth!

We weren’t sure where it would go in our (messy) dollhouse, so I think Gracie has just claimed it for her own room… Maybe once we clean we can ask it back XD .

 

Are you going to make this? Do you have a nativity?

And be sure to come back and see Grace’s and Julie’s posts for the series!

 

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Sockathon – Day 3

It is the final day of the Sockathon! I hope you enjoyed this short little series!

Today I’m going to show you how to make your mini doll a ghost costume! (from a sock, of course)

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Isn’t it cute?

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First, lay the sock on its side, and cut the sock like shown above, with the cut in the middle going up to her shoulders (with her head lined up with the top)

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Then put it on your mini doll, short side in front, and make sure her arms fit below the cut, so they can move around when she’s trick-or-treating 😉 . Then feel for where her eyes are, and carefully mark with a pencil where that is, or  just remember. 🙂

Then take it off of her, and cut tiny holes where her eyes will be. You can stick your fingers in them to make them a little larger.

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“OooOOOoooH!” *giggles behind costume*

Then put it on and your done!

Did you enjoy the Sockathon?

Bye for now!

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Sockathon! Day 2

Ready for Day 2 of the Sockathon?

Today we will complete our outfits from Day 1 with accessories!

First, I’ll show you how to make hats!

This first version is a slouchy beanie.

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Cut off the sock right before the heel. Make it as long as possible!!!

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Then put it on your doll and adjust it as desired. I had to kind of hold it on her head, and pull/fold the slouchy part until I liked it. I think it turned out super cute. 🙂

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You can also fold up the edges and pull it on so it’s not slouchy.

If you do not want a slouchy beanie, nor folded edges,.you can just cut the hat smaller.

 

Headbands are very simple to make.

Both of the following 2 pieces can be used for headbands:

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(the two pieces on the right)

On the doll:

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Alright, on to scarves!

Let’s make some infinity scarves!

You can cut straight across, just like the thick headband, and get something like this:
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It’s nice, but it’s kind of tight. So…

You can also…

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(It’s the top piece we’re lookin’ at)

Cut a long angle. I cut from the foot of a sock, but you can also cut from the leg/ankle.

Then you can trim the edges so the width of the scarf is more uniform,

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And you can lay the sock like this, and cut a little, where the orange lines are, to make the scarf longer.

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To make a straight scarf…

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Cut out the middle section of the sock, lengthwise (so the toe stays intact, to become the middle of the scarf.

Unfold, and add fringe, if you want to,

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And try it on your doll! Cute! 🙂

I made a few different outfits with the accessories and clothing I made for these last two sock sessions 😉 .

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I used the long infinity scarf and wrapped it around her neck twice for this one.

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You can use a headband as a hair tie/scrunchy, too.

I hope you enjoyed all this DIY no-sew clothing!

But the Sockathon isn’t quite over yet! Tomorrow is the bonus sock outfit–a mini-doll Halloween costume! Stay tuned!

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Sockathon! Day 1

Hiii!

Remember when I included this sneak peak in a past post:

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Well, the sneak peak was for a sock craft series! Yaaay!

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Basically I’ll have a few days in which I give you no-sew how-to’s to make clothing for your dolls–out of socks!

This idea actually formed when Madison posted a no-sew mini doll skirt from a sock, and so I went to the store a bought some of socks for mini skirts (as well as one for Clara’s leotard); then I was super inspired by the many no-sew sock things you can make, and wanted to do a little series! (So then I bought MORE socks XD )

By the end of this series you can have a complete, accessorized outfit for your dolls–all out of socks! …Minus the shoes 🙂

Series Schedule (Dates may change):

Day 1 (Today): Base outfit

Day 2 (Tomorrow): Accessories!

Day 3 (Sunday): Bonus Mini doll Halloween costume

All you need for these tutorials will be socks and scissors!

 

So today I will show you how to make a doll shirt and a doll skirt! The preferable socks to use should be stretchy, not too thin, and relatively large, if possible.

Let’s start with the shirt.

First, I recommend you pull your doll’s hair into a side ponytail, to keep it out of the way.

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Lay your sock on your doll, the open top on her neck, and find where you want the bottom of the shirt to be.

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Take it off of your doll and cut across where that spot is. I recommend cutting it larger then you think you want– you can always cut more off, but you can’t cut less!

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Now you are going to cut the rim of the sock like the above picture. (The front of the shirt is at the side, as you can see; Don’t cut that!)

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Cut the loose rim in the middle, so that you have two string-like things coming from the shirt. You may want to stretch them a bit.

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Pull the shirt on your doll, and pull the sock up higher on her chest. Take the loose ends and tie them around her neck.

Now you have a cute halter top!

 

Next, let’s make a pencil skirt! This one is super easy!

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Just lay the sock on your doll, open end on her waist, and find where you want the skirt to end. Cut straight across (again, I recommend cutting bigger that you originally think). Then you can try it on your doll.

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Now you have a cute and easy no-sew outfit for your doll! All from some simple socks!

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I also made this shirt, a longer version of the original. I paired it with some leggings I already had. I also cut the halter top “strings” so the space connecting them to the shirt was smaller.

How do you like the “Sockathon” so far?

Stay tuned for accessory how-to’s tomorrow!! 😀

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