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DIY miniature topiary for dollhouses and fairies

Miniature Topiary for a Fairy

Every fairy needs a topiary tree in a magical miniature pot. Periwinkle had a topiary garden that she tended every day. Her best friend was an eccentric topiary pot named Mr. Stone (this is sounding like a strange dream). Learn how to make magical topiary trees in polymer clay pots that look like stone by watching my latest tutorial.

Fairy Garden Video

DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

In this week’s video tutorial, I take you on a fairy garden tour from the fairy’s perspective. I introduce you to my favorite fairy garden plants, I touch on how to make your own fairy garden accessories, and to finish, I go over how to make a fairy garden.

Fairy Door for a Fairy Garden

How to Make a Fairy Door

Of all the trees in the enchanted field, there was one that was more magical than most. Have you ever wanted to make a fairy door for a tree in the garden? This video tutorial explains how to make a fairy door with natural materials and polymer clay. Enjoy!

stone fairy necklace by Certainly Caroline

DIY Stone Fairy Necklace

If you’re inspired by nature and you love the feel of clay in your hands, you’ll want to check out this polymer clay fairy necklace video tutorial. Use the techniques explained in the video for all kinds of different faux stone polymer clay jewelry designs.

acorn tea set

DIY Acorn Tea Set

Have you ever looked at an acorn and wondered what you could make out of it? I think this very thought a lot.  It’s probably a very strange thing to think so often, but I wouldn’t know how strange since I’m so used to me.  Let’s get busy and make an acorn tea set. While we’re at it, let’s make some miniature chocolate cookies and set them on little leaf plates. Get out your acorns and your polymer clay.  

toadstool mushroom fairy

Muggle & Magical Mushrooms

There is are muggle mushrooms, then there are also magical mushrooms.  Learn how to make both types of toadstool mushrooms for your fairy garden.  If you don’t have mushrooms in your fairy garden display, you’re seriously slacking off. This tutorial is strong with nonsense, so I hope you’ll check it out.

DIY Rocks & Clay Fairy Furniture

  If only my house plant had a little fairy love seat, the fairies could tip-toe through the mossy brush and sit on the little seat, stare into each other’s eyes, and fall in love. And so I envisioned fairy furniture featuring sculpted heads, a fairy man and a fairy woman, with closed eyes, one dreaming […]

panniers hoop skirt

Doll Makers Need Fashion History

Doll makers need to know a little of a lot of different subjects.  We need to know how to sculpt our clay to make our dolls, of course, but we also need to know how to sew to make doll clothes.  But on top of that, we should know some fashion history so we can better our doll dress designs, especially if we’re making fairy tale dolls. With that in mind, I hope you enjoy this little video I put together about the history of the hoop skirt.  This info is for doll makers, for sure, but anyone interested in fashion or history should get a kick out of it as well.

How to Paint a Doll’s Face

I made a little video for ya’ll about how I go about painting faces for my dolls, and a little doll painting tutorial to go with it. I use genesis heat set paints since they dry when I want them too (that was always why I liked painting in oils years ago).  Hope you enjoy!

On Sculpting a Doll Head

  The Basics of Sculpting a Doll Head I like to start with a tin foil ball, basically the doll “brains”, and then wrap a thin layer of clay on that and bake it. This creates a “skull”, of sorts, which makes everything else easier. I put a new layer of clay over the baked […]