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Barbie Wreath

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You can make a wreath out of just about anything as long as you have enough of them and you can figure out how to attach them. Here's how to make a wreath out of Barbie dolls.

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Step 1: Materials and tools

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You'll need:

A bunch of Barbie dolls
Glue (plain old superglue worked well for me)
A string of lights (go with LED ones!)
A large piece of cardboard or plastic
A large diameter hoop

You can use action figures, toy cars (Cena made that one), or just about anything else that you have a bunch of. I suggest sterilizing whatever toy you use. Chances are it is pretty dirty. And if you hang it outside for a few years and live in a damp place it just might start to grow things. Trust me. Sterilize. Let's add something to the list...

Some bleach water and a towel

For the base you can use a ring of plywood, a bicycle rim, a commercially made wreath base, a ring from a stove cooktop, or just about anything else you can find. The size will depend on the toys you're working with.
DarkRaven3 years ago
Thought I'd post my wreath inspired from yours still undecided if I will add lights or not
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Fildain4 years ago
An artist in NYC that used barbies in his art a few years ago. Now he is on to some cooler stuff.

http://www.TedStanke.com/
lololololol.
mamajulian5 years ago
Hmm..reminds me of my wreath. It's for sale on etsy-check it out!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17638537
rat35 years ago
Ok, Cool and Creepy;) Hey, how about spray painting it with a "Stone" spray paint, so it looks like a stone sculpture....
Fred Doolie5 years ago
SIck sick sick (COOL! COOL! COOL!) I'm off to Goodwill to buy a bunch of Barbies! Walmart has LED Xmas lights at 75% off now. Good timing!
Congratulations on having the requisite level of maturity to not arrange the Barbies in suggestive poses. Or is there another wreath that we don't get to see pictures of?...

I suppose one could be mature and tasteful and artistic, by replicating one of those ancient Indian relief sculptures depicting kama sutra poses, using Barbies and Kens...
zieak (author)  incorrigible packrat5 years ago
Dang. You mean i could be more childish than having a Barbie wreath outside my front door?
parakitamol5 years ago
I love this. I am doing one with Action Man.
omnibot5 years ago
Nicely done. I can never understand why it's called a "wreath", sounds like "wrath" "retch" or something equally festive.
zieak (author)  omnibot5 years ago
Interesting thought. Merriam Webster's website says the word originates from "Middle English wrethe, from Old English writha; akin to Old English wrīthan to twist" But a "festive circle" seems particularly appropriate for this incarnation.
omnibot zieak5 years ago
Writhe I can get. So in other words it's the "Wreath of Barbies", still soubds like a bad movie.
haha. i love it. i have always dreamt of having a yard filled with doll parts emerging from the ground (will happen when i actually own some property)...
zieak (author)  riku-riku-chan5 years ago
I had a landlord 15 years ago that had doll parts coming out of the soil from her potted plants. It was... inspirational!
fultron895 years ago
This is absolutely terrifying.
zieak (author)  fultron895 years ago
Why - thank you!
Beautiful! I wants. This is my kind of holiday decorating. :D
zieak (author)  jessyratfink5 years ago
Heehee. I was certain that you would like it!
So this is what you do with their bodies.
actually i was thinking of this
caitlinsdad5 years ago
Hmmm, it could have turned out to be a depiction from the Kama Sutra or more disturbing if you used razor ribbon.
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