You Will Need:
1 Pipe Cleaner
16 Millimeter Wooden Bead (Unfinished)
Light Peach Embroidery Floss
Sharpie Pens (for the face)
Faux Flowers (for the dress)
Embellishment Glue or a Hot Glue
|First fold the pipe cleaner in half, like this.|
|Push the wooden bead up the pipe cleaner and leave a|
loop at the top.
| Take the needlepoint thread and unwind it until you|
have a long piece, then cut it and fold it until it's about
6 inches long, thread it through the loop and pull the
pipe cleaner down from the bottom end until you
can barely see the loop.
| Twist the pipe cleaner a few times to make sure the|
head will stay on. Then form the body like this.
|Take the embroidery floss and tie a tight knot just|
below the the head and start wrapping it around the
first part of the arm.
| Once you get down to the end (about the length of the|
last picture) Fold the arm back and tie both parts
| When you're done wrap the thread around the "chest"|
and criss cross a few times like the picture.
| Start wrapping the thread down the torso until you get|
to the waist. Then choose a leg and start
wrapping that leg. Tip: Wrap the torso a
few times so the chest sort of blends in.
| Once you get down to the "foot" bend the small foot|
part back and wrap back up to the torso.
|Wrap the torso with another layer of thread.|
|Split the thread in half and tie a knot. Cut off|
the rest of the string and be careful not to cut off
| Draw on her face with your pens. Add a nose, mouth|
and eyes. I added cute little freckles.
| Use the flowers to make skirts and hats. To glue the|
skirt on cut in-between two of the petals and make
a whole big enough to fit around her waist then wrap
it around her waist and glue the petals together.