Saturday, July 6, 2019

Hula "Coconut" Top for Barbie from Peanut Shells and Hula Skirt from Recycled Plastic Bag-DIY

Sometimes I'll try to make something just to crack myself up... This is one of those times folks:) Barbie's going to a Hawaiian luau party this summer and lovin' this cute "coconut" top and hula skirt! The top is made from peanut shells. Yep, peanut shells. The most time consuming part is sorting through the bag looking for big peanuts. This is a fun little summer project that really doesn't cost any money and would keep the kids busy for a while.

Supplies for top: Peanut shells, hot glue, ribbon (small flower embellishment-optional).
Supplies for skirt:  Plastic Shopping bag, pony tail hair band.

Directions for Coconut Top:
Pick out some chubby looking peanuts... 
If you're lucky you might find one that has two plump ends and you won't have to glue the top together๐Ÿ˜‰
Rinse the shells off and dry well if they were salted peanuts.

Glue two pieces together to create the top.

Glue a 12"ish, piece of ribbon to inside of shells.
You want it long enough to tie into a bow behind the doll's back.

 Optional:
You could add another piece of ribbon between the shells that would tie behind the doll's neck.
Or you could slip a hairband around the center and put that around her neck.
I just tied the top behind her back and that worked fine for me.
(A small piece of tape on the back might add extra security that the top won't slip, if desired.)


Barbie says... Aloha, where's the pig roast???๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐ŸŒดMake something just for fun and have a happy day!๐Ÿ

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