Nicole™ Crafts Spool Doll on Pedestal

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Spool Doll on Pedestal

Remember making these spool dolls when you were little? Share this cute project with a little loved one! By just adding paint, beads or other basic craft items, these wood shapes can be transformed into just about anything you can imagine!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint top of large spool Snow White.
  • 2
    Paint bottom of large spool and six medium spools Bahama Blue.
  • 3
    Paint medium wood beads half Snow White and Half Ebony Black.
  • 4
    Paint two medium spools Olive Green, Paint wheel and disc Violet Haze.
  • 5
    Paint candle holder Snow White, Olive Green and Bahama Blue.
  • 6
    Apply satin varnish on all painted wood turnings. Allow to dry.
  • 7
    Glue candle holder to center of disc. Glue wheel to top of candle holder, flat side up. Cut heart border to fit around wheel. Glue in place. Set aside.
  • 8
    Measure and cut paper border to fit around large spool. Glue in place.
  • 9
    Cut two 15 inch pieces of jute. Knot one end of one piece and thread on one black and white bead (black on bottom), three Blue spools for leg, large spool for body (blue side down), Green spool, two natural small spools and small natural bead for arm. Leave 1 ¼ inch of jute between leg and body and between body and arm. Knot jute at end. Repeat with other piece of jute for other arm and leg. Glue in place at top of large spool. Glue body sitting on pedestal.
  • 10
    Glue large round ball to top of body. Dot on Black eyes and pounce on Pink cheeks.
  • 11
    Cut two 2 ½ inch pieces of jute. Tie knot on one end of each piece. Cut off any excess on short ends. Pull apart ply on long ends. Glue to each side of head for pigtails.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Open Spool Small 2 inch 104751970
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Round Ball 1-1/2 inches 6 pcs. 104139781
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Spool 3/4 inch x 1 inch 5 pcs. 104139737
  • Lara's Crafts™ Round Wood Bead 1/2 inch 14 pcs. 104139613
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Toy Wheel 1-1/2 inches 4 pcs. 104139754
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Disc/Circle 3 inches 6 pcs. 104139799
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Candle Stick 3 inch 4 pcs. 104145376
  • K&Company® Wild Raspberry Adhesive Borders 104453386
  • Darice® Natural Jute 3 ply 28 lb. 1/2 lb. 104243963
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® Satin Varnish 2 oz 104387409
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz Bahama Blue 104521661
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Olive Green 104385117
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Purple Wave 104549565
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Ebony Black 104106681
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 8 104118910
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Angle Comb 104118892
  • Nicole Crafts™ Mini Foam Pouncer 3 pack 104110702
  • Aleene's® Tacky Glue 4 oz. 104148018
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Fed Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • 1/2 inch Spools (4)
  • 3/8 inch Wood Beads (2)