Here's a quick way you can create those really cute vintage furry figurines you see in some collectors photos. I was asked a few times, on how I made the furry cutie here in this post. So, naturally, I'd rather share how I did it via blog post!
You saw the cute little deer shakers I bought through etsy in this post here... Here's what I had planned for them...
You can find this type of faux fur mohair fabric at craft stores, but if you want the nice soft quality long mohair, you can find them at specialty stores. Mine are from an etsy shop, link is in the post at the top. I prefer long hair mohair. I got mine in hot pink and olive green.
Place the fabric upside down, with the fur on the underside, and the fabric facing you. I cute along the back side of the fabric fur, that way you can avoid cutting the long hairs, by accident. Take the piece you cut and gently pull the excess hairs off, because eventually they will fall off, and can get stuck in the glue, making a mess.
That way its clean and ready to glue onto the figurine, when you are ready. I chose to make small cuts of fur long ways, because I am trying to, make it so that the leftover fabric is still presentable to use for photo shoots.
Next, start with one side of the face, left or right and then, do the opposite side. Work your way towards the back of the head. Now, be sure to make the faux hair, side ways as you place it on the front side of the face, that way its falls naturally, like a hairline.
Once you've finished covering the figurine completely, with exception of the face. Use a Barbie brush or your fingers to style the hair. If everything looks nice and you are happy with the results...
Finally, you can make a bow with ribbons or if you have the ready made versions like I do from the daiso store. Dab a little bit of glue on the backside of the bow, and place the bow on the neckline of the fur just underneath the mouth of the figurine. Ta DA! You have yourself a little furry cutie!