Harry Potter tutorials
A while back I found this great blog about how to make a Harry Potter acceptance letter.
I followed the directions and created the letter and saved it in the proper proportion for AG dolls.
Then I created my own envelope and stained the paper to make it look like parchment (see How to stain your paper below)
How to make the letter1. You can download the AG sized letter and envelope here.
Please use this only for home use !!!
Print with scaling set to none. You can either print on parchment looking paper or stain the
paper to make it look like parchment paper.
2. Write your dolls last name on the first letter page Dear Mrs ...
3. Cut pages and fold in half
How to make the envelope1. Write in green letters your dolls address like this
description of place e.g. cupboard under the stairs, XXX messy bedroom,...
The address is supposed to be offset like above
2. Cut along the lines then fold
3. Glue together
4. You could make a seal from melted wax, crayon or hot glue (painted red), ...
I found this great blog that has a ton of great things that can be re-sized for your American Girl doll, like the chocolate frog cards and the Marauder's map.
Here is the ticket as image just in case
How to stain your paperTo stain the paper make sure you print on a laser printer, then soak paper in warm (black) tea or coffee. If you want to put some darker spots on the paper, sprinkle some instant coffee on the paper while it is soaking in the tea or coffee, then swish the instant coffee off carefully. Take out of tea and let dry (you could speed up the process of drying by putting it in the oven on the lowest setting). I ironed my sheets after they were dry.
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