Once in a while something happens that is just too cool. This project is one of those things. Over the weekend our washing machine died. Not repairable, going to the washing machine graveyard. Which meant I needed to go buy another one. I definitely have angered the appliance gods at some point. However, the doll gods were smiling down on me. I decided to go check our local Sears to see if I could find any good deals on a washer, ours is one of the ones slated for closure in a couple of months. No luck there, but I did find these:
Lip glosses that look like takeaway coffee cups! I’m just going to say that as lip glosses go, these are a bit on the strange side. There is no way to twist them up, you have to stick your finger in and then rub it on your lip. Wouldn’t be so bad, except they aren’t really soft enough to do that with. Not sure what they were thinking with this design. Not that I cared though, I saw them as doll sized coffee. But those labels…they say lip gloss on them. What to do???
Then I remembered that Rudy over at American Girl Ideas had done a whole series on how to make your own Starbucks, and made a set of printables. Hmmm…would it work? I printed out a sheet of them, cut two out and *PRESTO*–doll sized Starbucks!!!
I cut them out and then used double sided adhesive to stick them to the cups. I didn’t even have to remove the original stickers, the printables covered it nicely. Just keep in mind that if you try this, you want the larger sized printable on the sheet of 8. You can find Rudy’s printable sheets here: http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-american-girl-doll-starbucks-coffee/
I’m tempted to run over to Sears and get two more, they had a bunch of them left. They are regularly priced a dollar, but with them clearing out the store for closure, I got them for 70 cents each. All that is missing from these is a misspelled name on the side! 😉