Friday, April 12, 2013
Doll Craft - Make a Butterfly Net for Your Doll
Sometimes while I'm cleaning out my craftroom I take a second look at the "to go" pile and BAM a fun idea is born. This time it's butterfly nets for the dolls!
To make one for your doll you'll need the following:
Pipe cleaner or craftwire
Plastic paint brush (mine was from a childs watercolor paint set)
Mesh net bag (mine originally came with marbles, could use mesh bags from produce department of grocery store items)
Step 1: Take the open end of your mesh bag and fold a 1/2" towards the inside. Then weave the pipe cleaner in and out of the loops all the way around the opening.
Step 2: Space the netting while shaping the wire into a balloon. Twist the ends together. Snip off any extra wire.
Step 3: Remove the bristles from your paint brush and throw them away.
Step 4: Put a dab of glue into the hole of the paint brush and then insert the twisted wire ends. Do not worry if the wire does not fit securely.
Step 5: Use the floral tape to wrap around the brush and over the wire to totally secure the net to the handle.
Step 6: Look for bugs and butterflies to catch!