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She strikes a pose and then she . . . falls down.
Allie is the perfect model.
Arrives on time.
Interacts with the camera.
And knows the best ways to show off the hair accessories & clothes. But there’s one thing about Allie that irks me.
And that is, she has a hard time standing up.
She’s constantly falling down on the job.
As soon as I get her into the perfect pose . . . down she goes.
Crashing into the ground like a big oak tree (it’s not a pretty sight to see or hear).
Luckily, so far she’s been able to walk away from the scenes unharmed. But if she continues this behavior, it’s only a matter of time before she injures herself.
And her modelling career will be over. Neither one of us wants that.
So you can imagine my delight when I came across Daya Dolls video on how to make a DIY Blythe Doll Stand.
I became super curious to see if this stand is the answer to Allie’s balancing problems.
Let’s see how the stand turned out.
Building the Stand
After watching the video once, I was ready to build Allie a stand.
I gathered most of the materials. I had to make some material swaps like instead of crepe tape I used Duct tape.
I wasn’t able to find the exact size & type of wire at my local hardware store, so I picked wire based on how flexible & sturdy it felt when I bent it.
For the barbecue stick, I used some very old skewers I had in my kitchen.
In the video, Daya Dolls made a diagram to assist in bending the wire into shape.
Following along with the video, I was able to create a stand for Allie.
Place shoes on your Blythe’s feet. This will give your doll a solid foundation to stand upon.
It took me more time then I had imagine to get Allie to balance. I think this was because she didn’t have shoes on her feet.
Without shoes, Allie’s standing on the balls of her feet. With her grapefruit size head, that’s quite a balancing act without shoes. But once I got her balancing she didn’t move. I’m sure if she had the proper footwear, I’d have her posed in no time at all.
Use cute washi tape/colored duct tape. The duct tape isn’t pretty but you could wrap some washi tape or colored duct tape around it instead.
Use a sturdy stick for your stand. I mentioned that I used an “old” skewer for my stand.
It was very flimsy and it was peeling in my hand. It did what it was designed to do (support Allie) but a sturdy stick or dowel would work much better.
I made another doll stand using a wooden dowel & blue colored duct tape.
I like it better then the flimsy skewer.
And so does Allie. She’s not leaning or falling over. Yay! Success!
I’m so thrilled I came across Daya Dolls’ video. I can’t wait until Allie’s next photoshoot (happening soon).
If you’re looking for a simple way to get your dolls to stand for photographing, then give Daya Doll’s DIY Blythe Doll Stand for Photography tutorial a try.
It’s a quick & easy project to complete.
Your dolly will thank you.
Over to You
How do you get your dolls to stand for their photo session?
Share your tips and techniques in the comment section below.
And if you have any recommendations on how to get Momoko to stand please feel free to share your tips below.
Our Momoko is anxious to get back to modeling again.
I look forward to chatting with you in the comment section.