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The final part of four in the Duct Tape Dolly Wardrobe series, these little accessories help bring the entire outfit together.
First we are going to make the watch. I used some scrap duct tape fabric that I had from dolly's shirt, and cut a small long strip. Measure against your dolly's hand and mark off where to cut, leaving some wiggle room.
Snip a tiny piece of velcro and attach to one end of the strip. Peel the back off the sticky side, and wrap around dolly's wrist. Use the velcro part to attach itself. Trim any excess This can also be a simple bracelet, or you can embellish as much as you like.
To make the watch face, take a piece of duct tape and place it sticky-side down on parchment paper. Fold the paper in half, draw a circle and cut it out. This leaves you with two identical circles (the front and back of watch dial) Attach one to the center of the band, flip band over and attach second circle to seal away any stickiness.
All done! Add the time, your favorite icon or saying and dolly's wrist is ready for the day. I choose to label the watch for 3 o'clock, school's out, YAY!
For the bow tie, I used a small piece of duct tape in my accent color (in this case leopard) that's about four inches long. Fold it onto itself sticky-to-sticky, leaving about 1/4" of sticky part out, and fold over again onto itself. Lastly, fold the sticky edge over sealing the folds.
For a tiny bow cut the duct tape rectangle you just made in half. This way dolly has a bow for each pigtail. Next fold that half, in half again.
Then fold the top part toward you and the bottom part toward you, now you have a tiny little bow. Take your pre-cut thin duct tape strips and wrap around center of your bow to hold in place.
Next to attach the bows to dolly's hair, I used a long duct tape strip of fabric (A) This is a great use for the end of the roll instead of duct tape fabric if you have it. Measure how long a strip you need using your dolly's pigtail (B). Snip and attach velcro on both end of strip, trim excess. (C) Lastly, use another small strip of duct tape to attach the bow to the hair tie you just made by wrapping around (D)
All done! Do the same thing for the other side for some stellar matching duct tape bows :)
Lastly, we are going to complete our dolly wardrobe with some stylish shoes. First you want to take a piece of duct tape fabric (if you have a scrap piece that's big enough great) and place under dolly's feet to trace her shoe size. Use a dry-erase marker for this and cut out the pattern within the line.
To make the shoe straps, you need to cut some duct tape strips. In my case since we created little sandals for dolly, I have two skinny straps and two thicker straps for a pair of shoes. Take a small piece of duct tape and attach to one thicker strap end and attach that end to the bottom of the sandal.
Take your dolly for measurement and wrap around the thicker strap to see where you need to cut. Trim excess and attach thick strap at bottom of sandal with extra duct tape. Next do the same with a thinner piece of duct tape for the second, thin, sandal strap.
To attach the thinner straps. Put the sticky part on the underside of the thicker strap, place dolly's foot in the shoe and fold strap down and over and secure from the bottom with extra duct tape. Repeat steps 10-13 with the second foot.