In the time since I began this blog, I've learned a lot from my dolly friends. For starters, making an outfit for dolly isn't enough. She needs the rest of the bells and whistles to complete her look. The devil is in the details! I know you've got plenty to do right now, but take a few moments to finish your holiday decorating with the help of a few simple and easy....."printables."
There are numerous websites where you can find just about anything you need to make all sorts of shopping bags and boxes. Here, I've listed my favorites.
You don't need to find and wrap boxes when you can download free Christmas bags and three shapes and sizes of boxes from Jennifer's Free Dollhouse Printables which you will find by clicking here.
All you need to do is to download, print, cut, fold and glue the tabs together. You can use a mini rose to top them off, or curling ribbon for a fast and festive look.
But if you have a specific idea as to what you want on your bags and boxes or perhaps you want to create your own packing, head over to Small Stuff's PrintMini which you will find by clicking here. There is a wealth of templates for boxes of varying sizes and functions. A bit of advice....play around with the scale and print a rough draft before you make your final print. You can find logos online to import into your bag or box. For best results, print on Bristol. I used my fat tapestry needled threaded with 1/8-inch (2mm) ribbon that I punched through top of the bag and knotted on either side. And....don't forget to stuff with tissue paper! But if you don't have the time to do this, or you're simply all thumbs when it comes to Photoshop, you can find (free) designer shopping bags at Tiny Frock Shop which you will find by clicking here.
But there are other ways to get the look. Think about using match boxes, tiny wooden or clay cubes or small ring/earring boxes. Wrap with a bit of paper and tie a bow around it.
And just in case, any of your crowd are planning to take a trip somewhere during the holidays, be sure they have their passports, currency, and airline tickets in hand. Small stuff's PrintMini has dollsized Euros, (US) passports, and US and Canadian Dollar bills in 1/6 scale. She might need something to read, so a magazine or two is sure to be useful. And don't forget.....in able to get off the ground, she needs an airline ticket and perhaps a travel guide, which you will find at Miniatures.About.com by clicking here. I've put all of these lines on my Fabulous Faves page so you can refer to them later on.
Ahhhhh....NOW you're ready for the holidays!!!!!
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