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Worry Doll Accessories

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

Worry Doll Accessories

Finished doll measures approx 6 cm (2-1/4 in) tall.

You need:
Craft matchsticks
Embroidery floss
Emery board
Super tacky craft glue

To make:

1. With a sharp knife, cut matchsticks for legs, body and arms, as shown in diagram. File top of arms on an angle. Glue legs to each side of body.

2. Dress: Secure beginning of floss to arm with a dab of glue and wrap from wrist to shoulder, leaving 2 mm (1/16 in) exposed at bottom for hands. Cut floss and secure end with a dab of glue. Wrap second arm in same manner.

3. Secure floss to back of doll with glue and wrap around legs and body from knees to shoulders. Do not cut floss. Glue arms to side of body at shoulders. Continue wrapping floss around upper body and arms in a crisscross fashion over chest and under arms. Cut and secure floss.

4. Head: Secure and wrap layers of flesh-coloured floss around head from shoulders to top of stick until head is approx 8 mm (5/16 in) in diameter. Cut and secure floss.

5. Hair: Dab glue on top and sides of head. For long hair, lay approx 6 lengths of hair-coloured floss across head from side to side. Gather into ponytails. For short hair, lay strands across head from front to back and trim to desired length. For spiked hair, cut short strands and glue in place straight up. For curly hair, wrap floss around a wooden skewer, soak in water, then let dry overnight. Remove from skewer and glue to head.

Clothing variations:

Skirt: Wrap floss from knees to waist only.

Shirt/Blouse: Wrap arms and from waist to shoulders in same colour of floss. If desired, use 2 colours of floss side by side to create stripes.

Pants: Before gluing legs to body, wrap them with floss, leaving bottom ends exposed for feet. Glue legs to body, then wrap from hips to waist in same colour as pant legs.

Belt: Wrap floss around waist a couple of times and secure ends with glue.

Bolo Necklace

You need:
Worry doll
Small piece of thin, flat wood, 3 cm (1-1/8 in) square (we used a paint stir stick)
.85 m black braided cord, 4 mm in diameter
2.5 cm piece of black elastic, 6 mm wide
Black acrylic paint and paintbrush
2 black pony beads
Glue gun

To make:
1. Paint wooden square. Place elastic across centre back of square and glue only the ends in place.

2. Glue pony beads on ends of cord. Fold cord in half and thread looped end through elastic on back of square. Square should be held tightly in place on cord but still move freely up and down cord when pulled gently.

3. Glue worry doll to front of square.

Hair Barrette

You need:
Purchased hair barrette with wide flat surface
3 worry dolls
Super tacky craft glue

To make:
Glue dolls side by side on barrette.

Fashion Pin

You need:
Piece of thin flat wood approx 3 x 7 cm (1-1/8 x 2-3/4 in) (we used a paint stir stick)
Acrylic paint and paintbrush
Worry doll
Pin back
Glue gun or super tacky craft glue

To make:
Paint wooden rectangle as desired. Glue worry doll to front and glue pin back to back of rectangle.

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