Oh my goodness! The big day is almost here! Sara and Dylan are meeting up with Father Dean at The Doll Church for their doll wedding rehearsal.
The Doll Church was created almost entirely out of foam board. The priest’s chair was taken from our doll’s dining room. This was my first time working with foam board and I loved it! It was super easy to use. I did use Foamwerks Straight Cutter and Foamwerks Channel Rail. With simple consistent pressure the cuts were made effortlessly.
Here are a few more views of The Doll Church. Sara and Dylan wanted a church wedding to celebrate the marriage sacrament.
Here are pics of the actual church I attend, Sacred Heart CoCathedral. I used this church for inspiration. I tried to mimic the marble walls, wood ceiling trim, arched alcove, and stained glass windows.
The church background was made from a foamboard tri-fold; like you would use for a school project. I used painters tape to tape off all sections of painted areas. The bottom half was painted with Rustoleum Stone Textured Spray Paint to recreate marble walls. Brown paint was used to recreate wood ceiling beams. Pink and gold poster paper was used to mimic the alcove. The tabernacle table was built of foamboard and spray painted with a light colored Rustoleum Stone Textured Spray Paint. The tabernacle is a wood box from Michael’s spray painted with gold paint. The candles were given to me by a friend. The pews were super easy to make; I used foamboard and spray painted them a chestnut brown.
I purchased stained glass clip art here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/158793782/50-off-for-grand-opening-stained-glass?ref=hp_rf. The clip art was printed on cardstock paper and laminated. The windows where framed with brown cardstock paper and glued to the trifold. I love how the windows turned out! The alter and podium were made of foamboard and spray painted a chestnut brown. I recycled a doll cloth napkin to use as the alter linens. The Easter Candle holder is a standard nine inch wood candle holder spray painted gold.
Meet Father Dean! Father Dean will be officiant for Sara and Dylan’s wedding. Father Dean is super down to earth and his doll parishioners love him.
Father Dean’s shirt was created from using a black turtleneck shirt from My Doll’s Life. You can find them here: http://www.doll-clothes.com/. My Doll’s Life offers fashion forward, high quality merchandise Sophia’s for 18 inch dolls. The priest’s collar was created by using a small piece of iron on material. This material came from cutting up a name label iron-on that I use to label my daughters’ jackets. The priest’s pants were a custom request made by Camelot’s Treasures. Camelot’s Treasures specializes in custom designed and sewn doll clothes and accessories. Their items are quality tested and unique. You can find them here: http://www.camelotstreasures.com/. The priest’s shoes are from Silly Monkey. Silly Monkey has super cute clothes, shoes, and accessories for both girl and boy dolls…YES…a line of clothes just for boy dolls! You can find them here: http://www.silly-monkey.com/.
I think Sara and Dylan are ready for their big day! Join Brandy’s Happy Home for The Doll Wedding event of the summer TOMORROW! Can you guess who the ring bearer is going to be?!?!
While editing the photos I see that one of the groomsmen was winking at the bridesmaids! Oh goodness!
Previously in this series:
Grandma A’s Creations
Linda Reynolds says
This is so cute! This is my first time to visit your site, but it sure won’t be the last! Please enter me in your contest. I left a comment and liked your facebook page. Your church really looks like a church and I like the preachers outfit. Looks so real!
jacqueline santiago says
Oh this was great! I loved that winking guy….. just as you said OMG! LOL. Maybe she will catch the flower bouquet.
Love the Church! Wonderful Job! So sweet and realistic.
This is adorable! The church is fantastic; I just love it. You did a marvelous job.
Thanks for all the darling photos and tips.
Thank you so much Loretta!