Paper Doll Blocks

Paper Doll BlocksHello!

I hope your week is off to a great start, and that your summer is going well. Its hard to believe that in a few short weeks, the kiddos go back to school. The school supplies are already purchased and ready to go. Yikes! 🙂

This project has been so fun to put together. Paper dolls have ALWAYS been one of my favorite things, and I so enjoy creating new things with them. Depending on the doll, the project can be either playfully sweet or movie star sophisticated.

Dreamer 1

Wooden canvases have really come onto the crafting scene in a big way. Truly a great canvas to work with! And wooden blocks are simply an extension of that concept. To create these paper doll blocks, I first started by painting the block, then distressing the edges with sandpaper. A wash of ivory paint also helped tone down and added more depth to the block colors.

Dreamer 2Once the paint was dry, I added vintage book paper with Mod Podge, then applied the paper doll.  A few ribbons and fabric scraps, and a couple crowns (of course) dress them up nicely!

Love & Flowers Flowers Happy 1These sweet paper doll blocks can be personalized even further with memo pins holding descriptive adjectives and embellishments.  A fun gift idea for a good friend! 🙂

Happy 4a

I hope you have a great week! And, if you’re looking for a crafting idea, try embellishing a block – so much fun!

Happy Creating,

Michelle

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