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Paranormal Paper Dolls

I rarely write about crafting, even it is a huge hobby of mine. I feel as though I would just be regurgitating someone else’s ideas, since my number one source of inspiration is Pinterest. However, the project I’m featuring today is 100% my own creation, and three years later, I’m still patting myself on the back for coming up with it.

A while back, my mom and sisters decided to do a Yankee swap for Christmas including our significant others, in which we made each other presents. I lucked out and drew my twin sister’s name. I knew immediately that I wanted to make something that involved old classic movies, but it took me about a week of brainstorming to come up with the perfect idea.

I settled on creating a Marilyn Monroe magnetic paper doll set. Tom Tierney illustrated a beautiful one I has seen online hefore, and my sister loves her movies, so I chose his. My original idea was to just precut them for her and buy a nice box to put them in, but I wanted to do something to help preserve them. While wandering a craft store I saw big sheets of thin magnetic backing. I decided to cut the doll and dresses out, lay them all on the magnetic sheet, and cut them out again. This protected them from wearing and bending, and made them easier to use. After making hers and a film noir set for my mom, I eventually made this Gothic Victorian set inspired by Penny Dreadful for myself. 

So it’s only fitting that the new entertainment roundup this week includes many new scripted paranormal shows from syfy, and ghostly reality shows from Yravel Channel. It’s also popcorn popping month this October, so what better way to celebrate then to enjoy a bag with one of the period themed paranormal movies below. 
Paranormal Period Pieces
The Others

Penny Dreadful

The Devil’s Backbone

The Witch

American Horror Story: Roanoke

I am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

The Awakening

Crimson Peak

Interview with a Vampire

The Beguiled

The Falling

Sleepy Hollow


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


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