Box Art Doll
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Box Art Doll

Create a unique doll doll that showcases that the inner artist that is in everyone.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Wood Trinket Box
  • Creatology™ Boa – Animal (6")
  • Lara's Crafts® Doll Head, 1½"
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology – Word Keys (3)
  • Wood Spool, Large
  • Wood Spool, Smal
  • Oval Wood Plaque
  • Cardboard (or Chipboard)
  • Polyform® Living Doll Clay
  • Inktense Pencils
  • Plaid® Acrylic Paint – Brown, White, Black and Red
  • Ranger Distress Ink Pad – Vintage Photo
  • Sharpie® Permanent Marker
  • Embellishments – Fibers, Wire, Beads, Microbeads or Glitter
  • Brads, Large (2)
  • Paintbrushes – Flat and Round Liner
  • Jewelry Essentials™ Tool Kit
  • Cuttlebug®
  • Cuttlebug® Embossing Folder
  • Mod Podge®

Project Instructions

Step 1 Knead clay to condition until soft and pliable.

Step 2 Either sculpt or mold face onto 1-½" doll head, smoothing around edges to attach to wooden doll head. Bake according to clay package directions. If head comes loose, use glue to attach.

Step 3 When cool, brush a thinned coat of acrylic paint over face and immediately wipe off with clean paper towel to antique.

Step 4 Color face with acrylic paint or Inktense pencils. Blush cheeks, color lips, eyes white with brown or black dot. Use a fine black marker to outline upper eye.

Step 5 Thin brown acrylic paint with water and paint box, base and spools to stain. Wipe as desired.

Step 6 Cut out wings and small heart and decorate as desired.

Step 7 Drill holes in the sides for arms and back for wings. Drill or punch holes in wings.

Step 8 Add a drop of glue to wing at hole, insert brad and push through holes in back of box. Open brad inside to secure.

Step 9 Use wire, beads and keys for arms. Curl end of wire, string beads, then key, then bead. Run through box to other side, stringing a key or other charm inside if desired. Reverse order for other “arm”, bead, key, bead, curl wire. Trim.

Step 10 Add glue to spools and wrap with fibers and beads if desired.

Step 11 Write saying around edge of screen on box. Wire heart onto screen.

Step 12 Glue large spool to center of base, box on top, small spool for neck and head.

Step 13 Glue feather boa to head for hair.

Step 14 Glue embellishments inside if desired.