Monday, February 15, 2010

How to make your own Dol Towers (Dol Go Im)

Tori Gamble shares how she and her family made their Dol Towers:

We first went to the hardware store 'Home Depot' and bought a 8" wide concrete pouring tube (about 4 ft long). We then measured the tube for cutting into four equal cylinders. Next we cut the tube with a large utility knife.

Then we took each tube and glued paper to cover the facing sides. For the Gum-ball and Candy Mint designs we drew a grid to help with the placement of the candies. For the Year of the Rat design we drew a Cartoon Rat to help guide us in placement of beans. For the 'Celebrate 1st Birthday in Hangul' we printed out the fancy hangul and placed it on the tube to help guide us in bean placement.

Then let the hot gluing begin! Each day/night during our daughter's naps we were busy gluing for about 2 weeks.

For the cookie tower we used a paper towel roll for the center glued to a piece of cardboard. We then mixed up some gingerbread icing and began stacking in a free form design. (Just let the artist free thyself!) The cookie tower was by far our favorite to make, since we got to munch on broken unusable cookies after we completed out work.

All Our Love,
The Gamble Family
(Tori, Dale, Serissa and Baby On-The-Way)

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If this seems like too much work, you can always rent them at Little Seouls! :-)