DIY This Peculiar Doll Head Pincushion

Pay homage to a classic horror movie with this twisted (and somehow cute) doll head pincushion, perfect for Halloween crafting.

Gold Babydoll Head With Velvet Rice Ball as Pincushion With Pins

Pincushion Head

Make this pincushion babydoll head for all your Halloween crafting season with tips and tricks from content creator and food artist Nikk Alcaraz. To make your own, you will need a thrift store babydoll, craft knife, gold rub ’n buff, a cotton cloth, 12x12 lace and 12x12 velvet fabric, rice, a rubber band, nylon stockings, pins, a foam brush and scissors.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Nikk Alcaraz

Nikk Alcaraz

Sewing the kids’ Halloween costumes doesn’t have to be a bore, especially when you’ve got a little helper nearby. Food artist and content creator Nikk Alcaraz shares a quick and creepy DIY that’s sure to have you sticking around for more Halloween crafts with this velvety-soft doll head pincushion.

Gold Babydoll Head With Velvet Rice Ball as Pincushion With Pins

Pincushion Head

Make this pincushion babydoll head for all your Halloween crafting season with tips and tricks from content creator and food artist Nikk Alcaraz. To make your own, you will need a thrift store babydoll, craft knife, gold rub ’n buff, a cotton cloth, 12x12 lace and 12x12 velvet fabric, rice, a rubber band, nylon stockings, pins, a foam brush and scissors.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Nikk Alcaraz

Nikk Alcaraz

Materials + Tools

  • dried rice
  • rubber band
  • nylon stocking
  • pins
  • foam brush
  • scissors

1. Prep Head

Remove the head from the doll's body (Image 1). Then, use a craft knife to cut evenly across the top of the doll's head and remove the excess (Image 2). Next, add a dot of gold Rub ’n Buff Wax to the doll head (Image 3) and use a foam brush to paint it on (Image 4). Last, use a cotton cloth to buff the head (Image 5).

2. Make Pincushion

Slide a nylon stocking over a pint glass and pour dried rice into it (Image 1). Carefully remove the rice-filled stocking and tie a knot in it to form a small ball. Then use scissors to trim the excess (Image 2). Next, layer a 12 x 12" piece of velvet fabric and a 12 x 12" piece of lace fabric together (Image 3) and use a rubber band to cinch the top of the ball together (Image 4). Turn the knotted side upside down and place it inside the doll head. Push colorful pins inside the velvety soft doll head and try not to have nightmares (Image 5).

Peculiar Projects From Nikk Alcaraz

Nikk Alcaraz is a DIY and food artist based in Los Angeles, California, and the founder of Practical Peculiarities, a creative hub for all peculiar food and crafts.

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