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Barbie Bath Towel Collection Tutorial (Beginners Barbie Crafts Series – Project 3)

By Starr Durrant

I’ve had a number of requests to share some Barbie DIY projects that are easy enough for kids or moms and grandmas to make with their little Barbie enthusiast even if they have no experience crafting. This is Project 3 in the beginners Barbie Craft series. Links to Project 1 & 2 can be found at the bottom of this post.

No Sew Barbie Bath Towels

No Sew Barbie Bath Towels

This fun, easy and affordable project is sure to please and would also work great for a Barbie themed birthday party activity.

Barbie Bath Towels Made From Baby Wash Clothes

As always I’m on the look out for that special something I can re-purpose into  something new and the dollar store is always a great place to be inspired.  Inexpensive baby face clothes are available in a variety of vibrant colors and a perfect size!

Barbie Towel Collection

Supply List (Dollar or Craft Store)
– Package of Baby face clothes
– Nail art glitter bottles or colored straws
– Tacky or clear fabric glue
– Ribbon or trim accent

What you need
Optional Methods
– Since we are keeping things simple enough for kids or those who may not have sewing experience, I will be describing how to make it using tacky or white glue but of course this project can be sewn, hand stitched or you can also use 2-sided adhesives like Heat n Bond or Wonder Under that glues the fabric together (visit your sewing store to learn more).

Step One: When you buy baby face clothes they are almost always rolled up like a blanket. When you unroll them they are the almost the perfect Barbie blanket size so this is a super easy and fun project for little Barbie enthusiasts.
Lay the face cloth out with the folder flap side facing up. Play around here a bit until you have the width of the towel you like – you may want to overlap flaps a bit more and make it narrower depending on the face cloth or doll size. Add a bit of glue to the under side of each flap. Do not put too much glue on! If you are using glue make sure to use it sparingly and spread it out thin or it will dry and cause the towel  to be too lumpy and rigid   Use a small paint brush or your finger tip to apply a thin coverage , just enough to make it tacky but not all sticky, you should barely be able to see the glue. Then press each flap down. It’s a good idea to place a heavy book or something on it and give it 10 minutes to dry. If you don’t want it attached and would rather just be able to open it up and use it as a bath towel – that works just fine too! The reason I like it attached is you can lay it out and it makes a great Barbie Beach Towel and its easy for Barbie to hang over her arm, fold up or hang on a towel rack but given there are usually 4 clothes per package – you can do both!

DIY Barbie Towel Collection Set

DIY Barbie Towel Collection Set

Step Two:  Well now its time to be your own towel set designer!  If you don’t want to add ribbon, you could decorate your towel by making a swirling design with glitter glue, or glue on some sparkling jewels from the dollar store craft section; or maybe try decorating with fabric paint – it’s up to you! To add a ribbon or embellishment measure it out to be two times as long as the shorter end of the towel. Apply glue sparingly to the back side of the ribbon making sure there are no blobs of glue and that it has been spread and applied thinly. If you don’t have a paint brush you can use your finger tips. Place the good side of the towel down in the middle of the ribbon that is glue side up. (See diagram below)  Now bend the remaining sides of the ribbon over the back of the cloth so they meet in the middle and you’re done – now to add the extra’s in step 3 & 4 and you almost have finished designing your first designer towel collection!

Adding ribbon to your Barbie towel

Adding ribbon to your Barbie towel

Step Three: To make a matching face cloth and hand towel set just cut, fold and glue tiny pieces to the right size; the face cloth being a little smaller than the hand towel of course. If you like, you can place the face cloth on the hand towel and wrap with a little ribbon. Add this to your bath towel and Barbie is ready for the spa, a hot bath or even the beach! Most baby face clothes come in a package of 3 or 4 with a number of colors and some with patterns so you can mix and match.

Set

Step Four: The shampoo bottles are miniature nail art glitter containers I found at the dollar store. While they don’t look exactly like an actual shampoo container they will love them just the same and maybe even more! They are a good size, colorful and a fun addition to complete the set and for a dollar you get a package full so there is enough for several towel sets. An option to this would be to cut off  a piece (1/2 inch or less) of a few different colored plastic straws and if you want to get fancy, glue a small bead on the top of each one like a lid. These don’t have to be shampoo and conditioner – with a bit of imagination they can as easily become a bottle of suntan lotion or a jar of bath salts. Do not include these in your project if it is for small children – best safe than sorry with small objects.

Shampoo

I hope you give it a try – I look forward to doing more beginner Barbie craft projects for those of you just starting out.

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DIY Bassinet For Barbie (Beginners Barbie Crafts Series – Project 2)

DIY Barbie Bassinet or Baby Shower Decoration

DIY Barbie Bassinet or Baby Shower Decoration

I’ve had a number of requests to share some Barbie DIY projects that are easy enough for kids or moms and grandmas to make with their little Barbie enthusiast even if they have no experience crafting. This is Project 2 in the beginners Barbie Craft series. You can find a link to Project 1 at bottom of page.

As with a majority of my projects, I set myself a task to create something with repurposed elements available to me. This quick little project was inspired by a trip to the Edmonton Reuse Center where at the bottom of a bin I found a package of baskets, the perfect size for a Barbie bassinet. Having immediately set my mind to a purpose for this new found treasure, I dug through the ribbon and lace and found the ideal accents. I was thrilled to find about 10″ of thin pink ribbon that says “It’s a Girl” and a half used package of pink roses.

My initial thinking was for a Barbie doll accessory but I also think these little baskets would work great for place settings at a baby shower, maybe as napkin holders or for mints?

The How To  is pretty self-explanatory and requires nothing more than a little basket which can be purchased at any craft store or dollar store, some glue and a few piece of lace, a touch of tulle, and any additional ribbon or embellishments.

If you are a youngster and don’t have access to ribbon or lace, consider using tissue paper, colored Kleenex, or wrapping paper ribbon. Sometime if you look through your dolls old clothes or your own, you can repurpose parts of them as well – but ask your mom first!

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How To Make A Hair Salon For Barbie

By Starr Durrant

How to Make A Hair Salon For Barbie starrcreative.wordpress.com

How to Make A Hair Salon For Barbie starrcreative.wordpress.com

This scene was inspired by the two chairs which were originally candle holders that I purchased for under a dollar at a garage sale. That same day I also found the polka dot fabric at a garage sale down the lane and there the vision was born. This project is a compilation of re-purposed elements and found objects. Learn how to make a Kleenex box with an eraser, a curling iron and blow dryer from pen parts and more!

Beauty Station
This is a box covered in sparkly pink paper – the counter top is a bracelet box lid and the upright is a the lid to an old music box embellished with jewels from the dollar store for bling. The mirror is an old coaster.

Series 3-7 Pink Salon - Copy (2) - Copy
Scissors
These are two picture hooks bent into shape glued with hot glue

Kleenex Box
A piece of eraser with tissue glued on top

Towel Set
This is a piece of a baby blanket – folded and wrapped in a ribbon

Perfume Bottles
Large Bottle is made with beads – the two smaller ones were finds at a garage sale

Curling Iron
This is made from pieces from various pens – black electric tape for the handle and string for the cord. I used the rubber plug from a pen as a holder.

Series 3-7 Pink Salon - Copy (2)

Hair Dryer
This is made with pieces of pens and two buttons and string. I glued two pink small buttons together with a black string in between and found a small silver hoop from a pen lid to add on the side. The nozzle is also make from pen parts. The stand is a pen plug flipped upside down.

Series 3-7 Pink Salon

Chairs
The chairs as I mentioned were candle holders – I covered a small piece of foam in fabric and glued it in place of the tea-lite. I also glued on a few jewels for a bit of bling

Magazine Stand
A shampoo lid flipped upside down embellished with jewels. The table top has a piece of sparkly paper and a vase made from a pen lid. The floral arrangement is from an old floral display.

Pictures
A great find at the recycle center!!

Rug
Re-purposed gift bag and jewels for embellishment

Walls and Floor
Scrap book paper and trim is foam board.

Hint – Keep old pens, and odd and ends from packaging or other things you typically would throw out in a baggy so you have lots of different little pieces to use when you create Barbie accessories.

Series 3-1 Pink Salon

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