Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Disney Nesting Dolls


Shortly after I created my Sesame Street Nesting Dolls, I had ideas of making other versions. One that came into mind right away were Disney characters! So I ordered another set of blank wooden nesting dolls from Amazon and finally got work on them :o)

These nesting dolls are smaller than the ones I used for the Sesame Street characters. Just an ordering mistake on my end. I recommend getting larger dolls because they are easier to paint.

First, print out pictures of the characters faces (I just googled until I found images I liked). Tape them onto the blank nesting dolls and with a ball point pen, trace the faces. For the smaller dolls, I found that using the tip of screw/nail was easier to trace with than the ball point pen.


When you take off the paper, you will see that you have created an indent of the face on the wood doll. You now have nice grooves and lines to paint over.


For the larger dolls are started by painting inside the lines, but for the smaller dolls, I started by tracing over my lines with black. If your paint brush is too large, try using a tooth pick. I used acrylic paint in a few standard colors and mixed to make the pinks and purples. The nice thing about acrylic paint is that it dries fast and is very forgiving. If you mess up, you can just paint over it with another color.




When the acrylic is completely dry, I used a Triple Thick Brilliant Brush-On Glass Glaze to seal it and make it shiny. You only need one coat of this gloss and it doesn't leave a sticky residue.


As an afterthought, I decided to add on ears for Mickey. I used two pieces of cardboard cut with a 1" punch cut, hot glued together for each ear. I cut a small curved notch out of each ear so they would sit nicely on the head of the nesting doll, painted them black and hot glued them on. You might also try using small wooden circles for ears.


And there you have it! Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Pluto for your little Disney fan to play with!





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26 comments:

  1. Man, I can't show these to my daughter or I'll have to make them too. SO cute!

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  2. Those are so cuuuute!!!
    I love the tip on tracing the printout to make the indentations!
    Thanks for linking with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  3. Very cute idea and love your painting... looks very professional.

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  4. These are so adorable! You did an amazing job!! My girls would love these! :)

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  5. VERY cute!! Pluto looks like he could be hard because he is so small, but he turned out great!

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  6. Hi Sarah! Stopping by to say hi! Sweet place you have here... I am following now :)
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  7. These are so cute! My two year old LOVES Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We've had a Mickey 1st birthday and a Minnie 2nd birthday. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  8. sooo cute. really lovely and original. want to invite you to come share this and participate in our linky party here: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

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  9. Whatttt?? Blank wood nesting dolls!? I love this!! I need to get a set for my son's nursery!!!

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  10. love this. i had no idea you could get blank nesting dolls.

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  11. I saw some blank ones at the art shop the other day and almost bought them for a birthday present, but now I think I'll get them for my own kids. This looks really fun!

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  12. What a super cute project! That took a lot of time and patience with the painting I'm sure. But, they turned out just perfect. Megan

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  13. These turned out great! THanks so much for sharing at Crafty Sasse Wednesday

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  14. i have to say these are just soo cool and fun. i love 'm, actually. thank you for linking it up at our party at http://www.finecraftguild.com

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  15. So awesome! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  16. Oh, these are awesome! You are one creative lady! I wonder if I could pull off some Star Wars creations as good as this?!

    Thanks for stopping by The Sunday Showcase, hope to see you again this week!

    Charlotte
    makedoandfriend.com

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  17. These are INCREDIBLE! What an awesome idea!

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  18. wow, you are one super duper crafter, these look amazing! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  19. These are so cute. We love nesting dolls! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

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  20. So adorable!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  21. Genius!! My daughter would love these :) You did an amazing job!

    I featured your cute nesting dolls on my blog today! Come on over and check it out :)
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/09/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-49.html

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  22. LOVE these! you're so talented.

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