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Play dress up with your own personalized paper doll necklace!

For this week's Crafter To The Stars I'm making a paper doll necklace for crochet designer, Twinkie Chan!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by picking a full heigh image of yourself and opening it in your favourite software editing program. I used Fireworks!

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trace around the outline of your body with the lasso selector tool.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Choose the Select Inverse option from the menu.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    And then select Delete to get rid of the background.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now we're going to draw around the outline of the body using the pen tool, leaving a small margin. Add a few paper doll style tabs along the way.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    When you're done, select the Basic Dash style for your outline.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Your doll is ready. Now let's add some accessories.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take a photo of one of your accessories, chop out the background and scale to a size that matches your doll.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Line the accessory over your doll and chop off anything that doesn't fit.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    I had to chop off the top of the scarf to give it a snug look around the neck.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Keep going until you have a complete range of accessories.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Print out your doll on to a magnetic sheet. I also included a little wardrobe to keep the spare accessories in. You can download my template above, if you'd like to use it.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Start by cutting out your doll with a pair of scissors. Leave a small tab at the top.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Punch a hole in to the tab at the top.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cover the back of the doll in glue and stick on to a piece of white felt.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 16
    Step 16

    Cut out the doll and punch a hole through the felt to match the hole on the doll.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 17
    Step 17

    Open a jump ring and slip through the hole.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 18
    Step 18

    Slip on to a necklace chain and close the jump ring.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 19
    Step 19

    Continue cutting out the accessories. You don't want to leave a white border on these and you won't be backing them with felt.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 20
    Step 20

    Keep going, using the wardrobe to keep everything organized.

  • How to make a paper necklace. Twinkie Chan Paper Doll Necklace - Step 21
    Step 21

    Dress up your doll and wear with pride!

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
ohh... oops
*stupid me*
^^
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Not at all, easy mistake Happy
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
wow... is that you in the pictures at the top?
hehe ^^ nice hair and make up!!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
That's Twinkie Chan who I made the necklace for Happy
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Call me Buddy
Call me Buddy · 15 projects
I love your hair!!!
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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
oh I at first I didn't really get it and I though those squares were for the accessories. . (if that makes sense) anyway, I like the tutorial Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
No problem and thanks!
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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
But what's the squares around the shoulders for?
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
It's just to make it look like a paper doll!
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Rachel's Craft Channel
Rachel's Craft Channel · Morris, Minnesota, US · 276 projects
I really love your dress!
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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Ooh I saw this in your blog! Awesome Happy
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Judy
Judy · Berkeley, California, US · 37 projects
Wow I love this! So creative, gotta try it Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Thanks Judy. Let me see how it turns out if you do!
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