How to Make Personal Paper Dolls

I decided to make a paper doll for my daughter for Christmas. And why not make it personal, by using a picture of my daughter?

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How to Make Personal Paper Dolls
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I have used the Book Box - Kraft from Graphic45 to use as a storage for the paper doll and clothes. I first measured the box and cut out the correct size from a pattern paper.

I have used the Book Box - Kraft from Graphic45 to use as a storage for the paper doll and clothes. I first measured the box and cut out the correct size from a pattern paper.

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Here you can see what the box looks like inside.

Here you can see what the box looks like inside.

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I glued the pattern paper to the box, using strong glue.

I glued the pattern paper to the box, using strong glue.

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For the edges, I chose another pattern paper. Measured up, and cut out.

For the edges, I chose another pattern paper. Measured up, and cut out.

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Here you can see the two papers together.

Here you can see the two papers together.

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I then cut out different images from the same collection of papers: "Christmas Carol" from Graphic45.

I then cut out different images from the same collection of papers: "Christmas Carol" from Graphic45.

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This is what the box looks like seen from above.

This is what the box looks like seen from above.

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I then took a picture of my daughter in just a tights and t-shirt. I asked her to hold her hands a bit out from her body, so it would be easier to dress her. I then cut out close to the edges.

I then took a picture of my daughter in just a tights and t-shirt. I asked her to hold her hands a bit out from her body, so it would be easier to dress her. I then cut out close to the edges.

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On the back of my "paper doll" I added a magnet sheet. I also put small magnet strips on the back of all the clothes. So it will be easy to dress.

On the back of my "paper doll" I added a magnet sheet. I also put small magnet strips on the back of all the clothes. So it will be easy to dress.

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This is how it looks like on the back.

This is how it looks like on the back.

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This is the first outfit. A skirt and a blouse. I have added some small cut outs  to the clothes.

This is the first outfit. A skirt and a blouse. I have added some small cut outs to the clothes.

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 I put the "doll" on the back of the paper, facing down. And then I draw  near the edges. If I want clothes to be wide, I draw more out from the body If I want tight clothes, I draw close to the edges

I put the "doll" on the back of the paper, facing down. And then I draw near the edges. If I want clothes to be wide, I draw more out from the body If I want tight clothes, I draw close to the edges

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Here is a long, yellow sweather with rib borders, and pattern knee tights. It`s nice to draw some details to the clothes.

Here is a long, yellow sweather with rib borders, and pattern knee tights. It`s nice to draw some details to the clothes.

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I have used stamp pads to blacken the edges of the clothes.

I have used stamp pads to blacken the edges of the clothes.

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You can see here how I have used the stamp pad on the trousers.

You can see here how I have used the stamp pad on the trousers.

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A small, little apron dress and a t-shirt. I have drawn some stitched, just to add some details.

A small, little apron dress and a t-shirt. I have drawn some stitched, just to add some details.

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I also drew a little pocket on the dress.

I also drew a little pocket on the dress.

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On this outfit I have used some ribbons for decoration.

On this outfit I have used some ribbons for decoration.

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On this pant suit I draw with a white pen, so it would show better.

On this pant suit I draw with a white pen, so it would show better.

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This is a red Christmas dress. I have decorated it with gold ribbons.

This is a red Christmas dress. I have decorated it with gold ribbons.

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This last dress is inspirated from a Chinese dress. I added a small belt.

This last dress is inspirated from a Chinese dress. I added a small belt.

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Here is the whole collection of clothes. I guess I will be making more later, but this is what will be in the box for Christmas.

Here is the whole collection of clothes. I guess I will be making more later, but this is what will be in the box for Christmas.

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I will put all the clothes in the box. The doll will be packed together with a large, decorated tag in a cellophane envelope, and hung on the present.

I will put all the clothes in the box. The doll will be packed together with a large, decorated tag in a cellophane envelope, and hung on the present.

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As you see there is room for more ;) So I will leave a note in the box, telling my daughter that she and I will make more clothes together. Then the present will include an activity too ;)

As you see there is room for more ;) So I will leave a note in the box, telling my daughter that she and I will make more clothes together. Then the present will include an activity too ;)

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Here is the final present :)

Here is the final present :)

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