DIY: How to Make Hollyhock Flower Dolls

The Magic of Hollyhock Flower Dolls: A Fun Nature Craft

If you love flowers and a little touch of whimsy, you’re going to adore making hollyhock flower dolls! These charming little creations use beautiful hollyhock blossoms, transforming them into delightful figures perfect for a touch of natural magic in your home.

What You’ll Need

  • Hollyhock flowers – pick a variety of fully opened flowers and smaller buds
  • Toothpicks
  • Optional: A small piece of carrot, apple, or radish
  • Optional: Food-safe markers
  • Optional: Natural materials like rosemary sprigs or leaves

Let’s Get Crafting!

  1. Flower Power: Head out to your garden or a nearby field and find some gorgeous hollyhocks. Choose blooms that are fully opened for the doll’s skirt and smaller, colorful buds to be the heads.
  2. Prepare the Head: Take your bud and gently peel off the green sepals until you see the colorful petals inside. Then, use a toothpick to make a tiny hole at the bottom of the bud.
  3. Fashion the Skirt: Pick a beautiful, fully opened hollyhock – this is your doll’s skirt! You can even use multiple flowers for a fancier, layered look.
  4. Build Your Doll: Time to put it together! Carefully push the stem of the open flower into the hole you made in the bud. Ta-da! You’ve made a hollyhock doll.
  5. Optional: Stand Tall: Want your doll to stand? Carve a little flat base out of a piece of carrot, apple, or radish and push a toothpick through your doll and into the stand.
  6. A Touch of Personality: Use food-safe markers to give your doll a sweet face.
  7. Get Creative!: The fun doesn’t stop! Add arms with rosemary sprigs, make wings from hollyhock leaves, or try other natural decorations. The possibilities are endless!

Tips for Flowery Fun

  • Use the freshest hollyhocks you can find for the prettiest dolls.
  • Handle the flowers gently so you don’t tear their delicate petals.
  • Play around with different colors, sizes of flowers, and fun decorations!
  • Pop your finished dolls in the refrigerator overnight to keep them looking fresh. Just place them in a bowl with a damp paper towel and cover lightly.

A Touch of Natural Charm

Hollyhock dolls are a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of nature and add a sprinkle of whimsy to your day. They’re simple enough for kids to enjoy and offer endless possibilities for creative expression. So gather some flowers and let your imagination bloom!