Tutorials & Guides

How to Wrap Gifts in Fabric

Friends, we love sending out your orders in our custom fabric gift wrap. We get a lot of questions and uncertainty about how, exactly, we wrap our dolls in fabric. Sometimes people want to peek at a gift before they give it, but they’re afraid to mess up the wrapping. Here's how to do it!

First step

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DIY Halloween Craft: Making Paper Masks

The Hazel Village animals love to make crafty costumes for their special holidays. If the costume is an easy paper craft that recycles materials they had around their houses, so much the better. So these masks are the perfect project! In the human world, this would be a great DIY Halloween craft for kids, or for anyone who loves to make costumes.

DYI Halloween Mask Kid's Craft

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Lucy Owl's Leaf Reference Manual: How to Identify Types of Trees by Their Leaves

In the fall when the leaves change color in Hazel Village, the animals become interested in identifying different types of trees by their types of leaves. Fortunately, Lucy Owl is here to help. Peek inside for Lucy’s Leaf Reference Manual and to get a leaf guide printable so you can color your own and then refer back to it when you’re looking at leaves.

Lucy Owl Leaf Reference Guide

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How to Make Things: How to Weave Ribbon with Megan Melman

Friends, I'm excited to do some interviews with people who are good at making things, asking about different things they made and trying to learn how they did it. 

Megan Melman works for Hazel Village. By day, she does monograms, packs web orders, and keeps our inventory system under control which is a daunting task. But when she's not working, she has been taking weaving lessons. She generously made a woven ribbon to decorate some extra-special doll dresses. Read on to learn how she did it.

Woven Ribbon

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DIY Nature Craft: Annicke and Jeremy's Butterfly Mobile

Remember when Annicke Mouse and Jeremy Owl looked for butterflies and did field sketches of the different butterflies they saw? Jeremy said he was going to cut the paintings out and make them into a butterfly mobile for his friend Zoe Rabbit. And now he has done it! You can do the same, and make a butterfly mobile to hang on your sun porch like Zoe, or anywhere you like. Here’s how to do it. 

Jeremy Owl with Butterfly Mobile

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