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« on: September 27, 2010 05:41:43 PM »

Hello all! Loving everyone's Halloween projects. I've been making Thai string dolls for the past couple of months and thought now would be a great time to share my tutorial, as we are heading into the ghoul season.  Colorful, impish and oh-so-cute, these little string doll guys make the perfect Halloween DIY project and present for teens and adults.
As you may already know, authentic Thai string dolls are handcrafted toys made from one continuous cotton string. The original Thai string dolls are quite challenging to make (lots of pins and potential unraveling), so I adapted this project into a easy to follow tutorial that captures the look without the headache.
The best part of making string dolls is that you can make virtually any little creature you want, be it from your imagination or one of your favorite characters. Dressing them is a ton of fun too. Small details really make these guys unique, so it's a great way to utilize all your left over beads, buttons, felt and other small objects.

You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.the4yablog.com/2010/09/thai-string-dolls-tutorial.html
« Last Edit: September 27, 2010 05:46:00 PM by 4yastaff » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010 05:59:12 PM »

Definately checking it out! (Love these little guys!)

« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010 06:43:55 PM »

These are great! My little sister always gets me them at the mall whenever she passes a gumball machine with them in it Cheesy.
And I will def. be checking out your tutorial! I tried making them the traditional Thai way, not too successful...  Roll Eyes
It probably would have helped had the instructions been in English.
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010 06:47:10 PM »

I love string dolls! these are super cute

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010 10:57:23 PM »

I bought these in England! But then I lost them all Sad I love them! Time to make some new ones!!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010 01:04:33 AM »

Those are so cute...I love Woodstock & his little feather poof & feet. Cheesy  I love string dolls but for some reason I never really thought about making them. It's a really portable craft too...for bus rides, waiting rooms, etc. I'm definitely gonna try it. Now my mind is racing with all the different characters & creatures I could make. And you could make them into ornaments or novelty keychains/purse danglers too. This might become a new addiction. Tongue
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