Nicole™ Crafts Tulle Doll

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Tulle Doll

Children will love making their own doll!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Cut 4 inch off top of the Styrofoam cone. Paint Styrofoam cone Baby Blue. Let dry.
  • 3
    Twist one chenille stem into a circle that will slide halfway down Styrofoam cone. Remove from Styrofoam cone.
  • 4
    Cut nine 30 inch long pieces of tulle. Fold one piece in half. Place over the chenille stem so ends face the center. Bring ends under and slip through loop. Pull tightly. Repeat this step with the other 8 pieces to cover chenille stem. Slip onto Styrofoam cone for bottom part of skirt.
  • 5
    Form a second chenille stem circle so it slips down 2 inch from top of Styrofoam cone
  • 6
    Cut eight 14 inch long pieces of tulle. Repeat step 4 until chenille stem is covered. Hold aside.
  • 7
    Fold a 9 inch piece of tulle in half. Glue around top of Styrofoam cone for bodice. Wrap it 1/2 inch taller than Styrofoam cone for neck. Cut excess so seam is in the back.
  • 8
    Cut two 5 inch pieces of dowel. Insert an acorn dowel cap on one end of each piece for hands. Paint hands Flesh Tone. Let dry.
  • 9
    Cut two 30 inch pieces of tulle. Wrap and glue around dowels to create arms.
  • 10
    Slip small tulle-covered circle down cone over bodice.
  • 11
    Cut small slits on each side of bodice and slip in arms. Glue to top sides of Styrofoam cone.
  • 12
    Paint Dura Foam ball Flesh Tone for head. Let dry.
  • 13
    Cut a 2 inch piece of dowel. Push half into bottom of head and the other half into top of Styrofoam cone for neck. Glue in place. Draw on face with permanent marker.
  • 14
    Cut small clumps of hair, roll between palms and glue to head until covered as desired.
  • 15
    Cut three 36 inch strips of tulle. Braid and glue around hat rim. Trim excess. Glue hat onto head.
  • 16
    Make a bow with ribbon and glue to neck.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Tulle 6 inch x 8 yard Multi Color Stripe Blue 104813845 (2)
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Cone 4 inch x 12 inch 104179414
  • Darice Dura Foam Ball 2 pc. 2-7/8 inch 104183819
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 75 pc. Blue 104277520
  • Nicole™ Crafts Hair Tiny Curls 0.5 oz. Light Brown 104233308
  • Nicole™ Crafts Natural Straw Hat 6 inch 104233459
  • Sharpie Permanent Ultra Fine Point Marker Black 104128548
  • Lara’s Crafts New Image Company 1-1/8 inch Acorn Dowel Cap with 3/8 inch Hole 2 pc. 104139655
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 3/8 inch x 12 inch 10 pc. 104141485
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Island Blue 104188390
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Blue 104106668
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Small Saw
  • Ruler
  • Scissors