December 26, 2020

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How To Make Doll Size Sparklers For The New Year

 

Hi Everyone! Here's a fun and easy DIY crafty tutorial from guest contributor @forofsuch. Enjoy!

Do you light sparklers at New Year’s? Don't you think your dolls want to celebrate too? We do! So let’s make some doll-sized sparklers and ring in the 2021 New Year with some extra special bling! They are great for your New Year’s Eve party, but later they can be used for the Fourth of July, birthday parties, doll weddings, or any special occasion. They are also easy to customize to your favorite doll’s scale!



Supplies:

• smaller sized Christmas tinsel garland
• scissors
• clear tape
• scraps of wrapping paper or scrapbook paper
• hot glue gun
• ruler (optional)
• pen or pencil
• toothpicks (optional - for mini doll or Barbie sparklers)




Go ahead and plug in your hot glue gun first thing!


Step 1:  Using your ruler and pen (if you want to be precise, but it’s not necessary), cut your paper scraps into 4 inch by 3 inch rectangles. You can always make these smaller or larger, but I think this is a good size to start with for 18 and 14 inch dolls.

Step 2: Roll up your papers starting with the longer edge, so your rolled up paper tube ends up being 4 inches tall, not 3 inches.

Step 3: You’re going to roll them into the tiniest bit of a cone shape, so that one end has a little opening to it.

Step 4: Use the clear tape to secure the edges. 



Step 5:  If your ends are not even after rolling it up, just use your scissors to snip them so they are all the same length on the end. 

Step 6: Snip off little lengths of the tinsel garland. I used lengths that were about 2 inches long, but you could go a little longer if you wanted. 

Step 7: Take one garland piece and fold it in half, so it makes a V shape. Apply hot glue into the open end of your paper roll, then push the point of the V down into the roll and glue. Hold a moment while the hot glue cools down.

Step 8:  If your mini dolls or Barbies need sparklers, too, then use the toothpicks and put just a dab of hot glue on the end, then glue on a very small length of garland. I cut my garland at about a 1/4 to 1/2 an inch for my mini sparklers.


And that’s it! These are the cutest thing and look really great in doll pictures, too. They are easy to store and can be used for lots of holidays!



Photo Tip: Your dolls may need help holding them with small clear elastics, double sided tape, or bits of reusable putty. The AG dolls can hold them between their fingers, too!

My dolls and I wish you a Happy New Year!

@forofsuch (see more of her doll photos on Instagram)



 

 

 


23 Comments

Patti Brinnon
Patti Brinnon

December 30, 2020

What a cute and easy doll project! Thanks!

Linda
Linda

December 29, 2020

Thanks! Really cool idea!

Sylvie
Sylvie

December 28, 2020

Simple et très mignon ,merci .

Colleen
Colleen

December 27, 2020

Thanks for sharing, Happy New Years to the group

Toni
Toni

December 27, 2020

Oh! So cute! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

Grandma Freckles
Grandma Freckles

December 27, 2020

how to I save this for future reference.

Venita
Venita

December 27, 2020

How cute.

Doris
Doris

December 27, 2020

These would make a great addition to our ASG chapter’s annual doll wardrobe raffle.

Mary Bigger
Mary Bigger

December 27, 2020

Thank you!

Dawn Luomala
Dawn Luomala

December 27, 2020

Can hardly wait to make with my 6 year old Granddaughter!

Joanne
Joanne

December 27, 2020

Very Cute!

Joanne
Joanne

December 27, 2020

Very Cute!

Denise Darby
Denise Darby

December 27, 2020

love the idea! Just to find some tinsel garland.

Junice
Junice

December 27, 2020

Cute idea!

Kim
Kim

December 27, 2020

That is a cute idea.

Charla
Charla

December 27, 2020

Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Carol
Carol

December 27, 2020

Very cute! Thank you for sharing!

Charla
Charla

December 27, 2020

These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Debra
Debra

December 27, 2020

These are great! Thanks for sharing.

Charlene
Charlene

December 27, 2020

Very cute and easy!

RITA
RITA

December 27, 2020

Such a cute idea!!

Francoise
Francoise

December 27, 2020

Oh how nice, to make a few right away ! I love it

sheila
sheila

December 26, 2020

soo cute…and easy!

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