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For people who love miniature things (:
This is so so easy to do (:

( Don't let the number of steps scare you , I just like being very detailed :P )

I got this idea when me & my boyfie did a matchbox switch , & I had lots of matches left .

I decided to add a matchstick girl with the matchbox :D

Please note that this one was made a little sloppy because I re-did to make this DIY (:

Posted by Harmini A. from Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Published See Harmini A.'s 38 projects »
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  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you'll need wooden beads like those . To use as the head .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 2
    Step 2

    ( Before I start ranting , Hi! Thanks for checking this out :D )

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 3
    Step 3

    Matchsticks .
    You'll only be needing two (:

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 4
    Step 4

    & yarn .
    To make hair .

    You don't have to . You could draw on the wooden bead if you don't want to use yarn .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pick a lenght you think is suitable , and start folding it like such . Do it as many times as you want , according to how thick you want the hair to be .

    Please remember that you'll have to tie the middle part & that'll split it into two .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 6
    Step 6

    Tie the middle like this .

    Make sure the extra yarn used to tie the middle part is visible as you'll need to use it to put through the wooden bead .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 7
    Step 7

    Like this .
    The knot will ensure that the yarn gets stuck in the hole .

    Once that is done , cut the yarn ( hair ) to ensure it's straight and doesn't look odd .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 8
    Step 8

    It'll look like this .

    ( yes , I am aware the extra yarn is stick out of the hole . )

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue to sides of the wooden bead where the yarn ( hair ) should be .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 10
    Step 10

    Then just push down the yarn onto the glue accordingly .

    Make sure you don't over-do the glue or else it won't look good .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 11
    Step 11

    Stick a matchstick into the bottom of the hole .

    The access yarn makes sure that it's tightly secured inside . You can also use glue before putting the matchstick in if you like .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 12
    Step 12

    Use another matchstick and see the lenght you want as the arms .

    When you are satified , cut it out .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 13
    Step 13

    Make sure it's not too short .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 14
    Step 14

    Then choose any ribbon you'd like to use as the dress for the matchdoll .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 15
    Step 15

    Measure the lenght .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 16
    Step 16

    Fold it & the cut .

    That way the front & back of the dress is set .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 17
    Step 17

    Make a hole small enough for the matchstick body to go through in the middle when you've folded .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 18
    Step 18

    Then stick the other matchstick where you want the arms to be .

    Let it dry properly .

    It should be just nice for the ribbon ( dress ) to sit .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 19
    Step 19

    It'll look something like this .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 20
    Step 20

    Then just push the ribbon towards the center .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 21
    Step 21

    Then tie that part with a yarn .

    Wrap it around several times & tie it hard .

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 22
    Step 22

    It'll look like this (:

    ( Almost done! )

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mini Match Doll . - Step 23
    Step 23

    All you need to do now is draw on the face .

    Use markers , colour pencils , acrylic paint .

    Note : You can make them into little earrings , or as charms for bracelets , or stick them onto cards , or tree ornaments . The usage is endless . Enjoy! :D

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Luna's acesorios Lucii desu(L)
so cute!!!!X3
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zoemama z.
zoemama z. · 1 project
how adorable!
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cupcake gangster
cupcake gangster · 64 projects
very sweet!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
cute and adorable!, i must laught at your machtstick words ! really funny.
thanks for the tute and the sharing!.
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jolle f.
jolle f. · Belgium, Wisconsin, US · 1 project
so cool
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Ginger Snapped
Ginger Snapped · Sacramento, California, US · 31 projects
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww super cool i love it!!
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