Anyway! When your dolls have an extensive wardrobe, you need a place to put all those fancy things! I priced out some adorable and crazy-expensive doll closets online, but by then my senses had returned to me, so we decided to make some quick ones out of our doll boxes. Perfect! And I even had all my supplies lying around the house. We had so much fun!
Here's what you need:
- The box your doll came in. (I'm not sure if all 18" doll boxes are the same? These are from American Girl.)
- Pretty papers
- 1/2" dowel
- hot glue
- glue stick
- First, place your background paper inside your box and crease to measure where to cut your back piece. You will need 2 pieces to cover the full length.
- Cut paper to size and cover the back with a glue stick.
- Press paper into box. When overlapping papers, do your best to match up the print.
- Use a pencil to punch a hole into each side of the box, 3'' from the top and 2'' from the front.
- Poke the dowel through the hole, mark, and trim dowel.
- Cut two pieces of cardboard for shelves. Measure to make them the same depth and just slightly wider than the back of the box. When you press them into the box, they should fit snuggly.
- Cover the cardboard with paper. We chose a wood pattern to make it look like real shelves. You can find similar paper by the sheet at JoAnn stores, and probably tons of other craft stores.
- Don't forget to cover the front of the shelves! I glued on a wider strip and them trimmed the edges to fit.
- Add a line of hot glue on each side, about 1'' above the dowel and quickly press shelf in. Repeat for lower shelf.
Hooray! All done!!
Quick and painless. (Well, depending on your hot glue gun experience.) I also made the wire hangers, I will post a tutorial for those a little later! :O)
Then you just have to invite friends over and play!
I will try to get you guys the tutorial for the hangers next week after the kids and I get back from visiting my grandma in OR. :O)
Have a great start to your week tomorrow! Sunday is my favorite.
Love you so much!