Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Old Fashioned Handkerchief Doll

My mum was a Brownie Girl Scout troop leader and we always made a lot of crafts. Recently meeme reminded me of this adorable handkerchief doll that we made. I just had to share it with you. These elegant looking "dolls" are simple to make and you can decorate with any color ribbon or flowers. These would be perfect bridal shower gifts or a gift for all the girls in your family. I figured showing pictures would be the easiest way to show how to make the handkerchief doll. If you have any specific questions please feel free to email me. xo

What you need
• Hankerchiefs
• Stuffing
• Ribbon 
• Flowers to match your ribbon
• lace for around the head
• thread for tying
• scissors

 {take a piece of stuffing about the size of your hand and form a ball}
 {place your stuffing ball 1/3 of the way down the handkerchief}

 {squeeze tight, form the head and tie tightly}
 {lay the doll out so you can make the arms}


 {once both arms are tied your doll will look like the above photo}



 {tie your front arms together}
 {now its time to start decorating}

19 comments:

  1. Thanks so sweet and creative! Great as a holiday project! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. this would be so much fun to do with a little girl!

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  3. I remember having a couple of these as a kid! Great flashback!

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  4. Very creative!! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a fun idea! These are very simple instructions, which is great!

    GTBB,
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  7. So cute! Great way to re-purpose old hankies, too. xo style, she wrote

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  8. This is just adorable! I love this idea.
    xo Josie
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  9. this is adorable but im scared if i make one for someone they will name it "megan" and start sticking pins in it like a voodoo doll :) just kidding! i love your craftiness!

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  10. Adorable and such easy instructions. Can't wait to make one, bought the hankies yesterday. Thank you.

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  11. Thank you! Looking for easy Pioneer Day crafts for my 8yr old girl's group this month. These are adorable!

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  13. Lovely! Just lovely. I have been trying to find a tutorial on how to make these cute little doll. Can you make them out of pillowcases as well? I would love to make those too. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Lovely! Just lovely. I have been trying to find a tutorial on how to make these cute little doll. Can you make them out of pillowcases as well? I would love to make those too. Thanks for sharing.

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