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« on: March 20, 2005 07:52:21 PM »

I have this next week off so I was looking through stuff to reuse and I found a bunch of really cool paper doll dresses and Barbies...I know there has got to be something cool to do with them..but I'm clueless as to what.

Anyone have any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2005 06:33:02 PM »

  You could use the paper dolls in collages or I guess you could glue them to a solid black back ground and cut it out to make it look nicer and then frame them, if they're really cool. You could string them in garlands around your room, too.  I use them to decorate my French binder.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2005 08:04:11 PM »

I like the framing them idea. I have some old paper dolls. I don't know why I didn't think of framing them. They'd look beautiful in a bathroom maybe. Or maybe on either side of a dressing/makeup table. Hmm. You can also always use paperdolls in scrap books in one way or another. I don't know if you do scrap booking but its really fun and creative, you don't just have to use scrap book paper & stickers, you can use all kinds of found objects/fabrics/magazine clippings and come up with awesome pages.  Or maybe decoupage them onto something? Like do a table top in paperdoll dresses? Or take a wooden frame and paste them onto it and then seal it?  Oh and on the Barbies... You still have 2 days to sign up for the Barbie modification swap! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=28495.0 Anyway, I'm outta ideas, but now I think I may hunt up my paperdolls to frame!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008 07:59:42 PM »

You could use some modge podge and put the paper dolls on something. Like an old desk that needs some extra tlc. Thats look cute.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008 11:35:29 PM »

Have you ever thought of cleaning up those old Barbies, making new clothes for them and donating them to a local children's home or hospital for the holiday season? They might make a sick or displaced kid pretty happy...
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008 12:03:21 PM »

I think cleaning them up and giving them to charity is a great idea!  However, if you're into reconstruction, check out this jewellery made from Barbie parts:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3488857/Sliced-Barbie-dolls-become-sinister-fashion-accessory.html

Wonder if you could use those old tea light metal cases for the pendant holders?
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008 01:57:21 PM »

If the dolls are in sad shape, we used Barbie parts for the children's room in our haunted house one year... Heads and Barbie instruments hanging from strings to form a mobile (a head band);  legs used to cover an ottoman (foot stool), etc.

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009 07:49:41 PM »

make jewelry out of the barbies! maybe this site gives you some inspiration: http://www.margauxlange.com/portfolio.html
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