- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Mr. Koloa and I are not cake people, however, we both like cupcakes! I wanted something special for the cupcake that we will cut, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted until I saw these on etsy, created by GooseGrease. I guess they’re super famous because they’ve been in all sorts of wedding magazines. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am really… thrifty. I didn’t want to spend $50 for this so I made my own.
They are nowhere near the quality of GGs but it’s fine because it only cost me $1.15 (unless you count the cost of paint and brushes, which I already had, but which could push the cost to $10 maybe… still a bargain).
1) Purchase little wooden people from your local craft store. I believe GooseGrease also sells kits on the etsy site too which costs $18.
2) Use a pencil to draw roughly what you want your dolls to look like
3) Using paint and really tiny brushes (I used acrylic paints and a small round and small flat brush) carefully paint your doll. Anywhere there was skin, I left unpainted as the wood was an appropriate color for our skin.
4) Let areas dry before moving on to other areas of the doll, that way you can hold on to the dolls easily. I did the bodies first and the hair last.
My dolls are nowhere near perfect, but for $1.15, I am pretty pleased. Besides, I highly doubt anyone is going to be examining them with a magnifying glass… most people could care less about this kind of stuff. I just happen to care because I still have a year ’til our wedding and time to burn! You will probably notice that the man is wearing a maile lei… that’s because we are from Hawai`i and it is traditional for the groom, and often times the bride, to wear lei at a wedding. Also, we are from Kauai and maile grows plentiful in the mountains so we are able to pick and make our own lei.