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Vintage-Inspired Valentine Paper Pipe Cleaner Dolls + Free Printable

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Using vintage Valentine’s, create retro inspired pipe cleaner dolls, that are perfect for a vintage flair in your seasonal decor, great for gifts, ornaments or attaching to your Valentine gift packages!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30+ minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Vintage valentines or printable artwork
Bumpy pipe cleaners
Cupcake liners
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Rick rack and various embellishments **optional

Things to do:
1. Create a stick body using your pipe cleaners. We prefer a thicker body, which is made doubling up on pipe cleaners for each piece, and twisting ends to keep them together. (see photos)
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2. Once your body is created and shaped to your liking, fold your cupcake liner into a triangular shape (see photo), and cut a small slit at the top point–just large enough to slip your pipe cleaner body through.
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3. Slip your cupcake liner over the body, and to the waist of your pipe cleaner doll.
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4. Lay your cupcake liner flat, creating the look of a pleated skirt. Use your hot glue, to glue it into place.
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5. Add your body parts–head, signs, or any embellishments you like, and do your best to place them in a way to make it look as natural as possible. A great way to hide your pipe cleaner, and create a nicer looking doll, is to use extra embellishments to areas that don’t look as nice polished. Tip: We used pipe cleaner to create a halo type hanger to our dolls, to fashion hangable ornaments.
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