So I was feeling distraught over the idea that I couldn't think of or find any ideas for those FREE AOL TINS that didn't involve decorating them and putting flat things inside. When i realized that my regular ol' scizzors DO cut through the tin, I was overjoyed.
note: this is a dangerous project. cutting through the metal tin makes very very sharp little edges. Dangerous sharp little edges. If i had sand paper, I'd probably sand the edges of the doll after i was done.
Also: I never have most of the fancy supplies that i see in the instructions for crafts in fancy websites like diynet, and this one i did with stuff i had lying around. supplies:thin tin (AOL CD TIN)wire
(can be substituted by other things like eyelets or maybe if you can't find anything else: a paperclip that you stretch out)paper
with the doll template on ittools:scizzorsnail and hammer
to make tiny holes in tin. (substitute with small pointy thing and larger heavy thing if necessary!)
- First I got a paper doll template from Mirkwood.
- in image editor i made the whole image less than 5 inches tall- so it would all fit on one piece of the aol tin.
- I printed out the image and glued it onto the text side of the aol tin with tacky glue (which isn't very permanent apparently on this metal, so later Icould pull off the paper.) I'm sure the same goes for many of those white glues. An alternative if you don't have a printer is to just draw out your own doll template from looking at the one on screen or yr own- not very hard.
- Dangerous part- cutting out the doll parts with Scizzors. Be careful, man. Throw out all the excess little pieces man don't let them fall on yr floor or BED , MAN.
- Make the tiny holes in each of the joints, they are marked in the printed doll. My way of doing it was to take a hammer and small thin nail and hammer the nail a little into the jointsuntil it went through ! hehee ! no one will ever see those tiny holes!
- I used wire i had lying around to string through the joints and join them together.
Then it's done. Looks a lot shinier in person.
My larger scale idea is to make several of these, possibly in different sizes and then nailing them to a wall together. I think it'd look interesting.
by the way.. here's the back of the doll. looks pretty interesting too:TEXT SIDE