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Cupcakes and Lace Video Center: Blueberry Pie SWAP, Pet Rocks, and AG Doll Crafts,

said on March 24th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout

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Hey!  If you have not yet checked out our Cupcakes and Lace video center it is a great resource for Girl Scout leaders and moms! We have a video showing you how to make Pet Rocks to work towards your Playing the Past Junior Badge and also how to craft a mini blueberry pie SWAP. For all the little girls that love to craft miniature items for their doll or teddy bear we have a few tutorials that show you how to make pretend doll food like a plate of spaghetti. These videos are loads of fun.  Be sure to check them out right here!         Cupcakes and Lace offers unique and original Sewing, 18'' Doll & Craft Kits, Patch Kits,  Sewing, Crafting, Doll Workshops, Badge Workshops for Girl Scouts and Birthday and Special...Continue Reading!

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Handmade American Girl 18” Doll Clothes! Made By Grandma! Gym Uniforms, Cheer Costumes & More!

said on March 21st, 2015 filed under: Devon's Workshops

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As some of you local parents know my 87 year old Grandmas has been make doll clothes for over 50 years!  She now has an Etsy shop where she sells her adorable American Girl Doll Clothes. Each outfit comes with at least 2 accessories (sometimes a headband, purse, shoes etc.) and each is one of a kind.  She never makes two of the same outfit.  Unless for special request of course!  Her newest line is dance, cheering and gymnastics outfits and uniforms.  From time to time she will do request orders but she has TONS of fun doll clothes in stock. She does not always have all the current "in stock" outfits up online so if you are interested send me an...Continue Reading!

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DIY American Girl 18” Doll Easter Basket & Mini Eggs Craft

said on March 18th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls

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Easter is just around the corner and we have a super fun American Girl doll sized craft for you to make! We purchased these cute little Easter baskets from Oriental Trading in a big pack of 12 for $4.50.  They come in several fun colors and are perfect 18'' doll size or you can use them for your Build A Bear Teddy!  Check out the directions below to make the Easter eggs for your doll or teddy. C&L Mini Easter Eggs Supplies: Crayola Model Magic (white...you can purchase in colors but it is more fun to color the clay yourself!) 3 different color markers (we chose orange, pink and blue) mini Easter basket small handful of Easter grass (we purchased this shimmery pack from Dollar Tree)     How...Continue Reading!

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DIY Mini Craft: Carrots For Mini Easter Bunny Stuffed Animal or Doll

said on March 11th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Teddy Bear Crafting

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What do Easter Bunnies enjoy eating?  Yes, carrots!  We have a mini pretend carrot craft here for you to make for a mini bunny stuffed animal or even for your American Girl Doll or Teddy bear.  It only take 4 supplies! Mini Carrots Supplies: Crayola Model Magic Orange marker Green pipe cleaner scissors How to Make: Start by rolling a small amount of model magic into a ball then a flat pancake. Color your clay with an orange marker like the picture shown. Roll it back into a ball to blend the color together. Repeat steps 2-3 about 5 times until you reach a light shade of orange.  Note:  your clay will NOT become as bright/exact shade of orange as your marker but will be a lighter orange. Now roll a...Continue Reading!

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How To Make Mini Chairs For Your Mini Stuffed Animals/Dolls

said on March 5th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Dolls, Teddy Bear Crafting

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We love crafting miniature items here at Cupcakes and Lace!  Here is a fun springtime themed kids craft that you can make for your mini Easter bunnies, stuffed animals or dolls! We chose to make these little stools for adorable Easter bunny stuffed animals we found at Oriental Trading!  They also have several other varieties of bunnies. All you need is a few supplies and a great imagination to make this fun craft. Supplies: Plastic Easter Egg with removable top/bottom (3 pack from Dollar Tree) Hot glue or tacky glue 6 cotton balls 5 by 5 inch piece of fleece or scrap fabric How to Make: Remove the egg top and bottom so you have two pieces. Start by gluing (hot glue with adults help!) the bottom piece to the top....Continue Reading!

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Awesome Girl Scout Leader Resource: Retro Badges, Memorabilia & Unique Finds! Check out this shop!

said on February 26th, 2015 filed under: Devon's Workshops, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing

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A few years ago I came across a really cool Ebay shop called Girl Scouting with Annelies  that sells very unique and rare Girl Scout treasures! I want all of our readers to be aware of all the cool Girl Scout artifacts, memorabilia and badges that they sell.  Annelies is a Girl Scout Historian with the best Ebay shop I have seen!  We have purchased several different retro badges to use in our workshops. Last summer during camp we offered a vintage Dressmaker class for the Cadettes and they earned this really cute (the badge has a dressform on it!) sewing badge all related to dressmaking.   The badge was from the 1960's and I even had my mothers Cadette badge book...Continue Reading!

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DIY St. Patty’s Day Inspired American Girl Doll Treat Table Craft

said on February 25th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Dolls

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Every year in March at one of our 18'' Doll Accessory Classes we hold a St. Patrick's Day themed crafting class! The girls make tons of mini pots of gold, pretend drinks, green ice cream sundaes (check out the DIY tutorial to make some of your own), shamrock themed items and more! The doll table is easy to make!  We get the detergent (Tide brand etc.) boxes free from Costco or BJ's!  You can really use any sturdy box that is doll height.  You can spray paint ahead of time for the girls or help them use green duck tape, paper etc.  Purchase shamrock stickers, craft gems, use markers, paint etc.  The girls will love it!  The cheaper place for spray paint...Continue Reading!

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DIY Mini Pretend St. Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Sundae: AG Doll or Build A Bear Size!

said on February 24th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Teddy Bear Crafting

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We have a fun mini craft project for you to make for your American Girl Doll, Build A Bear or any stuffed animal! This little green craft only take a few supplies and is perfect for St. Patrick's Day coming up!  Check out the tutorial below to make one. Supplies: Mini cup (these are communion cups and you can purchase them at a Catholic shop or on Amazon) pom poms (we used a few green sparkly pom poms and some regular pom poms) tacky glue one red pony bead       How to Make It! Start by putting a dot of glue on the bottom of the cup. Place your first pom pom on top of the glue. Put another dot of glue on that bottom pom pom. Place another pom pom on...Continue Reading!

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DIY Teddy Bear Craft: How to Make A Mini Fleece Teddy Bear/Doll Hat

said on February 21st, 2015 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing, Teddy Bear Crafting

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In a recent crafting workshops here in Chantilly, Virginia we showed one super fun Girl Scout Brownie troop how to make mini hats and scarves for adorable mini teddy bears! You can purchase these mini teddy bears or any similar small plush teddy bears, easter bunnies, St. Patricks Day bunnies (basically tons of different kinds of little plush friends!) from Oriental Trading. This makes a great birthday party idea because it is inexpensive, fun and pretty easy for you to prepare!  See below to make one for your own little stuffed animals! Supplies: Mini Teddy Bear or any other similar sized stuffed animal (these are about 4 inches tall) fabric scissors or scissors that will cut through fabric for the kiddos (fiskars kids scissors generally...Continue Reading!

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DIY American Girl Doll Play Food Craft: Spaghetti and Meatballs

said on February 19th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Devon's Workshops, Dolls

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Do you love making miniature items for your American Girl Doll or 18'' doll?  We have just the craft for you and your doll! Lets learn how to make a pretend plate of spaghetti and meatballs.  All you need is a few supplies and a big imagination!  Check it out below.   Supplies: Crayola Model Magic in terra cotta color Scissors glue (we use tacky glue) something for a plate or bowl (we used the little condiment lids (you can find a bag of these at the party store or WalMart) mini fork (we used the "fork" appetizers and you can get those in a pack at Party City or online) white yarn red craft foam or red paper How to Make It! Start by cutting some yarn out.  You can cut in...Continue Reading!

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