Marie Antoinette Paper Doll Lace Cards

Marie Antoinette Paper Doll Lace Cards

Are you ready for this one????  Posting #3 on “Lets Get Organized”…..Let’s work on storing lace…………I have lace just thrown in a plastic container…..and they are a tangled up mess………..It’s hard for me to figure out what I have and don’t have……so I’ve decided to step out and make some lace cards..starting with these …………AND…they were a blast to make!……….I felt like a  little girl again playing with paper dolls……..I’m calling these beauties my “Marie Antoinette” paper doll lace cards………instead of using plain cardboard cards to wrap your laces around…..try these ladies…. they will certainly display your laces in style…….

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I laughed so hard while making these…….they really crack me up big time!    You should have seen me trying to figure out where to place their legs and how to attach their arms so they would swing back and forth……( oh by the way..her legs could have been placed a little closer to her body but I wasn’t fast enough in moving them….Mod Podge sets really fast)…..But you got to admit they still turned out pretty cute….and what a clever idea to store your pretty laces….I saw something similar to this on pinterest but the paper dolls were little girls, with no arms or legs……  🙁

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Most of the vintage paper dolls have the arms and legs apart from the torso…..so it took me several minutes but I figured out a way to make sure she had arms…….and they move too!..

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I just think they are beautiful!

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…..I added a little royal treatment to her hair…..By the way this is “Marie Antoinette” we are dealing with…..

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Just in case you don’t have enough lace to wrap all the way to the bottom….no problem just show off her legs and feet…….  ..

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…I used cardboard off the back of a large paper tablet…..next I made a template of her body and the size I wanted her to be from her waist down…..(she ended up with pretty large hips but that’s ok…..once the lace is on… she looks like she dressed for a ballroom dance)…..I added cardboard behind her arms also…Then I painted a light coat of white acrylic paint over the cardboard….once that dried…..I attached Marie Antoinette torso and legs with Mod Podge…..don’t forget to attached the arms to cardboard too…….Next…..I attached her arms to her body using small pearls which I made a hole with a needle through her arm, shoulder all the way thru the back of the cardboard….I glued a small circle of white felt on the back….just enough for me to pull the thread thru to secure the pearl…….

Just in case you would like to make some of these beauties………. I’ve attached the paper doll below….right click on image and click “save to computer”  I used Matte Photo paper and photo size 4×6 when printing……Have Fun!  🙂

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Marie Antoinette

7 Comments:

  1. These are hysterical!!!! I can see why you had a good laugh……
    Big hips…..or just a little Bow-Legged?????
    Adorable
    Can’t wait to see your next project

  2. Came back to your site today to see anything new you may have posted……got another good laugh at these….Love it!!! Keep having FUN

  3. Well, how FUN are these!!! What a great way to store lace! Brings a smile to my face 🙂 Well done!
    Catherine

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    Thanks Catherine…They still bring a smile to my face too…☺

  5. What a fun project! So pretty. My girls would love them!

  6. Those are great. Very clever and Fun!
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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