Inspiration: DIY How to Repaint Dolls

An Australian mom and artist repaints dolls faces to make them look like real kids

An Australian mom and artist repaints dolls faces to make them look like real kids. Sonia and her sisters loved dolls as a children so when Sonia found a few at the local second hand shop to give them all makeunders, and she was delighted. Some ultra-glamorous Bratz dolls are getting a whole new look, and this fun hobby turn into an adorable Etsy shop and a huge following of admirers. You can check out her Facebook and Etsy shop.

“These dolls have been rescued and rehabilitated from op-shops and tip shops around Tasmania. These lil fashion dolls have opted for a “tree change”, swapping high-maintenance glitz ‘n’ glamour for down-to-earth style. I hand repaint the dolls faces, mold new shoes, and my Mum sews and knits their clothing,” Sonia.

Before VS After

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Interested in how to DIY yourself? Sonia has had a lot of requests asking how she removes the factory paint from her upcycled Tree Change Dolls™. In this video Sonia shares the materials you will need to do it yourself and demonstrates the process she uses so you can recycle your own dolls at home.