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Wooden birdhouse for dolls

Quick Craft – Paint a Mini Birdhouse

Hi girls, Natalie here! When we were visiting Laura last week we took a “field trip” to A.C. Moore – yes, that was the biggest A.C. Moore I had ever seen. We found some cute wooded birdhouses that we decided would be fun to decorate for Earth Day. We picked up a few different styles. [...]

Make a braided headband for dolls

Doll Craft-Colorful Braided Headband

I love to dream up headbands for dolls.  It is such an easy way to add a little fun to a hairstyle!  Today’s headband is inspired by the braided headbands I saw recently while shopping with my daughter.  I added my own twist to keep things fun, with pom pom flowers and bright colors! You [...]


Happy Birthday American Girl Character Molly

American Girl Molly’s birthday is April 22, 1934 which would make her 80 today!  Let’s take a look at how Molly has been celebrating. Nicola and the team at My Doll Boutique UK are helping Molly celebrate today! From Jeanie - Molly is wearing the birthday pinafore I made for her. From Lena B - Molly and [...]

Decorating Doll Sized Flower Pots

Happy Earth Day & 5 Ways to Decorate a Doll Sized Flower Pot

In celebration of Earth Day we are going to have earth friendly crafts/activities all week. We started yesterday with Laura’s Earth Day Gifts & Printable and today Julie is going to show you a few ways to decorate doll sized flower pots. I found the little flower pots at the craft store in the floral [...]

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Happy Birthday Felicity

Did you know that April 21, 1765 is American Girl Felicity’s birthday? Happy Birthday Felicity!! Felicity is from Colonial Williamsburg – the same place that inspired Pleasant T. Rowland to start American Girl – even though Felicity was not one of the first three dolls released. This is actually a photo of our Felicity celebrating her birthday last year – [...]

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Was the Bunny Here – Mini Photo Story

Saturday was a busy day spent trying to find the Easter dress for Alma (she will have an official review later this week).  Alma was also excited because it would be her first Easter. Getting ready for bed, she was so excited.  Will the Easter Bunny come? Alma got into her snugly PJs and  made [...]

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Mckenna Creates Earth Day Gifts with a FREE Printable

Earth Day is such a great day to celebrate Mother Earth and it is coming up on April 22nd.  McKenna has been getting ready and she created treats for all of her friends to spread love and growth.  She made a really fun gift tag with the free printable to put on this lilac she [...]

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Ready to Party – OG outfit review

I love it when an outfit surprises me when taken out of the box.   The Our Generation collection had several items on sale but nothing online caught my attention.  I visited Target today and found new outfits had been delivered to the stores and they were on sale.   Let’s see what I found…… This outfit [...]


Sunday Showcase for April 20

Happy EASTER!!!  I hope you are enjoying a nice day with family today. It looks like the Doll Diaries extended “family” has had a great week… From Kristen L.- Molly and Kanani go Easter egg-hunting! We wish everyone a Hoppy Easter! From Cordelia - Katherine and Rose wish everyone in the Doll Diaries Community the happiest [...]


Doll Diaries Picks of Week Ending April 19

So, nothing makes me happier than to see how this website, which I started on a whim in 2006, has grown into a community and inspires others to create, play and use their imaginations every day! In honor of this, I want to share two super cool picks this week that literally brought tears of [...]

No Sew Felt Apron for dolls

Quick Craft – No Sew Felt Apron for Dolls

Are you looking for a really quick, no sew craft you can make for your dolls with materials you probably already have on hand? Today I will show you how to make a no-sew apron using felt and a pattern Laura shared with us last year. Whether your dolls are doing art, cooking in the [...]

Camp Doll Diaries

A Few Sneak Peeks from the Camp Doll Diaries Planning Retreat

Can I just say that the Doll Diaries team is just as excited about the upcoming summer of Camp Doll Diaries as you are? Yesterday afternoon my girls and I headed out for a little roadtrip – we were headed a few hours south to visit Laura at her “studio.” Since Laura created the Camp [...]

Feeling Happy by DreamWorld Collections

Giveaway – Feeling Happy Outfit from DreamWorld Collections – ENDED

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Vivienne! Please check your inbox. The sun was shining and Natalie had a camera in her hand this afternoon. Do you know how that makes me feel? HAPPY! The flowers on Nellie’s skirt and fun boots are the basis of this sweet outfit from our friends at DreamWorld Collections. The [...]

The Queen's Treasures on Zulily

The Queen’s Treasures on Zulily Today

Heads up!! I just got a note that The Queen’s Treasure items will be at least 40% off at Zulily today (starts at 9 am EDT). The Queen’s Treasures has so many wonderful, well designed and high quality items for your dolls from furniture to clothes to accessories and more!! Definitely worth taking a look. [...]


Make Your Own Doll Sized Horse Shoes Game

Karen here, this week my thoughts turn to spring like fun outdoor games that you can make to bring doll play outside on nice Spring days or play inside on not so nice Spring days! Horse shoes is an old but fun game to play and very easy for you to make for your dolls [...]

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Mia’s DIY Denim Bling Jeans and Giveaway – Ended

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Ella!! Please check your inbox. We love our new dolls from Adora and are having a really fun time creating fashion for them.  While the adorable Girl Scout outfits that they came in are awesome, there are times when being in uniform is not preferred.  For times like that, we [...]

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