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Clothespin Doll for Holidays

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Make fairy dolls with scrap fabrics, sparkle trims and wood craft clothespins and parts.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Clear Sea Glass
Item #24886
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

$7.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Melter
Item #24888
The Mod Melter is a unique new shaped tool to use specifically with Mod Molds and Mod Melts. Hold the tool above the molds and fill them with ease! You can also use the Mod Melter as an all-purpose glue gun to make everything from molded embellishments to home décor, paper crafts, and more!

$24.99

Mod Podge ® Brush Set, Detail
Item #25140
Mod Podge ® 10 pc. Detail Brush Set is sized right for all your small projects. Apply Mod Podge to small jewelry pieces or into tight spots. Gold Taklon bristles are easy to clean while wet with soap and water.

$5.49

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Neon Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2766
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Parchment, 2 oz.
Item #2895
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pink Melon, 2 oz.
Item #2897
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #2934
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Baby Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2940
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Patina, 2 oz.
Item #2951
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 8 oz.
Item #CS11211
Add a touch of sparkle to your decoupage projects! Waterbase formula dries fast & clear, holds tight, protects and gives a smooth finish. Great for all-around crafts and kid's projects. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Wood old-fashioned clothespin
Wood ball doll head
Wood doll base
Hand drill
Pipe cleaner
Sparkle fabric
Ribbon trims
Small decorative embellishments
Tiny gems

Instructions

  1. Position the clothespin on your work surface so you are so seeing one side of the leg. In the upper shoulder area, drill a hole from side to side to create arm holes. Thread a pipe cleaner through the holes. Trim the pipe cleaner and twist back the edges so you don't have any sharp edges.
  2. Glue the doll head to the top of the clothespin using the Mod Melter. Don't glue the doll into the base if you want to be able to remove her.
  3. Paint the doll: Paint the top of the clothes with Baby Pink. Once dry top-coat with Neon Pink Extreme Glitter. Paint the hair and stand Patina. Paint the Cheeks a combination of Parchment and Pink Mellon. Paint the smile Pink Mellon. Paint the eyes Licorice with dots of Parchment. Once the paint is dry, top coat the hair portion with Mod Podge Glitter.
  4. Use the melter to glue an outfit and wings to the doll. Use tulle or lace scraps for wings and the skirt. Add ribbons and embellishments. This is the fun part!
  • PROJECT TIP: Painting faces can be tricky at first, use the Mod Podge detail brushes to paint all the small details. Pencil a design onto your ball before you paint.
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