7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four - Kewpie Doll Makeover

16 August
Sometimes the little girl in me comes out and I just want to play. I think that's why I like working on my dollhouse and every now and then I just want to play with dolls!

For today's post, I did just that and a thrifted Kewpie doll got a girlie fun makeover!

You can read the interesting history of the Kewpie which began way back in 1909 HERE.

Kewpie doll makeover

7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips

I decided that Kewpie needed a wig.

Kewpie doll hair

So, I created a beehive hairstyle for her with wool roving!

Kewpie doll beehive hair style

OMG, already I was squealing with joy! 😁

It reminded me of Marie Antoinette so I went with that theme for the rest of her makeover!!

She needed a fancy dress and this thrifted curtain tieback was the perfect size for creating a dress.

curtain tieback

I gathered up the top edge and put it on her. Doesn't she look so happy?! It's like she is twirling with her little arms out! lol

I created some little dress straps with some vintage rick-rack trim.

doll dress straps

And from that point on it was all a matter of adding blingy, sparkly details!

Her little pearl earrings are self-adhesive scrapbooking ephemera, and her pearl on the front of her dress is a button.

kewpie earrings

Her crown is made from a piece of an old necklace.

Kewpie doll makeover

She got some millinery flowers in the back of her beehive.

Kewpie beehive hairdo

Kewpie side view

I thought her tiny wings needed to show a little better so I painted them white and she got a blue velvet bow at the back of her dress.

kewpie doll wings

The blue bow matches the blue trim that I added to the bottom of her dress.

Kewpie doll

And she got a rick-rack and tiny millinery flower wrist corsage.

Kewpie doll Marie Antoinette makeover

Kewpie doll with a beehive

7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four - Kewpie Doll Makeover

7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four - Kewpie Doll Makeover
 You can see another idea I had for these lacy curtain tiebacks here: Trash-to-Treasure Lace Curtain Tie-Back Roses.

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If you're on the hunt for a Kewpie doll of your own there are quite a few on Etsy, and on eBay, and even on Amazon!

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