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Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls

Updated on October 22, 2012

Collect and Make Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls

If you love being creative with paper dolls then you will love Marie Antoinette paper dolls. Find free printables, vintage dolls, and tutorials on how you make your own Marie Antoinette dolls right here on this page.

Marie Antoinette was famous for living an extravagant lifestyle, and you can be extravagant with your creativity when making these amazing dolls!

With inspirational picture collections, how-to guides and a huge range of resources including downloadable sheets, digital collage kits and more, you will find everything you need to collect and make Marie Antoinette paper dolls!

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Made using Free Printable Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls from Totally Severe

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Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls Page
Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls Page

Marie Antoinette - A Paper Doll Dream!

Marie Antoinette was the Queen of France, married to Louis XVI of France who ascended to the throne in May 1774. Initially popular with the people, she fell out of favour due to her perceived extravagance and supposed sympathies to France's enemies, and was executed by guillotine in 1793.

Marie is a major historical figure, remaining part of our popular culture today. She is hugely popular in art form and often seen adorning many crafts, artworks and other items of d├ęcor, usually in one of her dramatic dresses and huge wigs or hats.

She is famous for the line "Let them eat cake," although she never actually uttered this line.

Marie Antoinette makes a wonderful figure for paper dolls because she is so versatile. There is no end to the kinds of costumes you can dress her in, and she lends herself wonderfully to a variety of styles, such as vintage, old-fashioned or historical, modern and snappy, shabby chic or romantic, to name but a few.

There are lots of paper doll collections available, both online, in books and for sale from various sources. This page collects them all for you to peruse, as well as offering inspiration in the form of picture galleries, ideas and more. Enjoy (and don't forget the cake!)

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Made using Free Printable Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls from Totally Severe

Beautiful Dover Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls

View Marie Antoinette paper doll sample pages from this book on the Dover Publications website.

Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls (Dover Royal Paper Dolls)
Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls (Dover Royal Paper Dolls)

This lavish paper doll collection pays homage to the ill-fated French queen Marie Antoinette. It includes two dolls, one of Marie and one of her stylist, along with 15 beautiful costumes.

There are also accurate and fascinating notes which provide descriptions for the array of fashion on each page.

For UK shoppers, you can also buy Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls on Amazon.co.uk.

 

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There are some very creative folks out there. Here is my pick of the most beautiful and creative Marie Antoinette paper dolls, to inspire you in creating your own, or simply to take in and enjoy!

Fairy Tale Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls

Click to view the Marie Antoinette paper dolls and costumes available in this book.

Marie Antoinette Queen of France Paper Dolls
Marie Antoinette Queen of France Paper Dolls

This book contains the fantastic and fairy tale fashions of Marie Antoinette, the art style perfectly capturing the period of Paris fashion that was current at the time - velvet, satin, lace, ruffles, ribbons and flowers.

Created by renowned paper doll artist Helen Page, it contains one paper doll of Marie along with 12 regal gowns, and accompanying wigs and chapeau. In addition to the flight of fantasy within, there are also historical notes from David Wolfe.

 

How to Make Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls

Marie Antoinette Paper Doll - copyright of author
Marie Antoinette Paper Doll - copyright of author

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This doll was made with the Marie Antoinette paper dolls kit

that can be purchased from LeLapinTriste on Etsy.

Making Marie Antoinette paper dolls is so much fun! You can get so creative with her extravagant style, sumptuous gowns and insane wigs and hats. Marie is the perfect inspiration to have a go at going one step beyond cutting out and dressing paper dolls. She is just begging to be turned into a 3D doll, or at the very least be embellished with materials, sequins, flowers, ribbons and more.

You can be as imaginative as you like. For this particular doll, I cut out and assembled the doll from the kit mentioned above, then added the cake hat from the Totally Severe kit. I then cut a piece of pink lace and arranged it around her skirt, fixing it in place with some double-sided craft tape. It looks nicely effective if you make some folds in the material and stick them in place, to make it look natural.

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I adorned her with some flowers, fixed with clear craft tabs and tape, and used a 3D flower sticker embellishment from this K & Company Madeline Grand Adhesions set (which is perfect for adorning Marie Antoinette creations!). I added diamante jewels to her dress, choker and cake hat, and coloured in the front panel of her dress skirt using some shiny Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Pens.

Here are some more examples of making beautiful Marie Antoinette paper dolls in the videos below.

Find Marie Antoinette Inspiration on Film

Marie Antoinette (Widescreen)
Marie Antoinette (Widescreen)

Re-telling of Marie Antoinette's story from her perspective when a young girl. Sofia Coppola directs Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette and Jason Schwartzman as King Louis XVI.

Feeling isolated in a royal court rife with scandal and intrigue, Marie Antoinette defied both royalty and commoner by living like a rock star, which served only to seal her fate.

 

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      anandma 4 years ago

      Lovey lens ,thanks.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      Very lovely

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      buttonhead lm 5 years ago

      Wow! These look so fun. The details are just gorgeous!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These are gorgeous paper dolls!

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Very nice lens, beautiful artwork.Thanks for sharing.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What lovely paper dolls - thanks for sharing!

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      These are really amazing. I have a new craft to try out. How really intriguing this looks.

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      victoriuh 5 years ago

      Beautiful dolls and wonderful lens!

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Lovely Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls. Elegant presentation, delightful!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      It looks to me like you have waaaay too much fun here; I'm so tempted to get in on the paper-doll-making, starting with Marie Antoinette. Just the opportunity for embellishment... and don't forget the cake! :)

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      ChrissLJ 5 years ago

      I love Marie Antoinette. She was such a misunderstood character.... Because the ruling class decided they no longer wanted to pay taxes and put it all on the poor (who were starving due to a famine), they started powerful (false) rumors about her that are still believed by many to this day. (ie Let them eat cake.)

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      traveller27 5 years ago

      Well done - I love the images.