11/30/12

DIY Gift: Barbie Sewing Studio

For the little seamstress...
Supplies: Binder,  adhesive, scrapbook paper/items, scrap fabric, accessories.


Christmas is my favorite time to make gifts for my loved ones. Being a mother of boys, I always go all-out-girly for the little gal in my life, my niece. I have made her plenty of special things to wear and decided I wanted to completely surprise her. She LOVES Barbie, so what better gift from her designer auntie then a sewing studio?


Complete with a sewing machine that was mine when I was little, mini dress form, a couple handmade outfits...


Little inspiration boards...and furniture. 


The outside...


This project was way too much fun...I sewed the fabric right on the paper.


I used images from magazines as the photos and the frames were a scrap paper set.  I applied everything with a hot glue gun and permanent spray adhesive.


more DIY gift ideas on my twitter and instagram: Trashtocouture

20 comments:

  1. This reminds me of a beauty salon my friend's older sister made me for my Barbie when I was really young. It wasn't as detailed and structured as this but it was still impressive, especially for her as she was a teenager at the time. Wish I kept it!

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    1. Impressive, I can imagine how hard that would be! This was quite simple with all the paper and craft supplies they have these days! :)

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  2. Darling and love the idea.

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  3. That's a great idea!!! Thank you for sharing

    Eirini from http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

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  4. This is such a cute idea! Your niece is a lucky little girl!

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  5. i jus can't get over this. you are so creative and cute! what a fun project

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  6. This is the most beautiful toy I have ever seen!!!
    Love it so so much!

    Kejmy ♥.

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    1. Well thank you! Now let's hope it lasts since she is only 5! :)

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  7. Oh, that's awesome :) I wanna be your niece :D

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  8. This is beautifully done! Love the way the pictures, colors and textures all came together

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    1. Thank you :) it was one of the funniest projects I've done in awhile

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  9. How my goodness how extremely adorable is this!!! You are so talented!

    xoxo
    Liesl

    woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

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  10. Ah Gah!!! I want one!! This is the cutest thing ever and I love that it's vintagey. Super cute.

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  11. I also love Christmas because I can give gifts and I will be giving gifts to others. By the way I live your idea of making this card.

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  12. This is exactly the kind of thing I would have loved as a child. Like you, I have two boys, but two nieces too! Thank goodness for that girly outlet!! Lovely idea that I might just try :)

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  13. I will not be able to overcome this So creative and cute! What a fun project. Your niece is a lucky little girl!

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  14. This is so, so beautiful! My dauther will love this, and I love this!

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  15. I would love to try this for some doll scenes. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity!

    D7ana
    Doll and Action Figure Collector & Blogger
    http://phillycollector.blogspot.com/

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