When you are at camp, you need somewhere to put all your belongings. Today we are going to make a simple trunk for your dolls to use in their camp space.

Camp Doll Diaries Bunk Trunk

Now remember – this is your INSPIRATION – take these ideas, use what you have on hand and make it your own. I used an empty granola bar box, some duct tape, washi tape and scrapbook embellishments to make Ivy’s trunk to put next to her bunk.


  • Empty cardboard box (from granola bars or similar)
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape (you could use scrapbook paper instead)
  • Washi tape (again, any embellishments will do)
  • Stickers

Camp Doll Diaries Bunk Trunk

The most complicated part of this craft is deciding how big or where to cut your box. This will depend on the size of the box you are starting with.

Step 1 – Make a cut with your scissors down the back corners of your box and then straight across the front so you can fold the back piece over to make a flap.

Step 2 – Start covering your box with duct tape or scrapbook paper – which ever you have on hand.

Step 3 – Roll a piece of duct tape to make a closure – you can also use self adhesive velcro dots if you have them.

Step 4 – Using contrasting tape, ribbon or paper, decorate your trunk. Add stickers and your doll’s name if you wish.

Camp Doll Diaries Bunk Trunk

After lunch Ivy takes a quick nap to get re-energize for the afternoon kickball tournament!

Camp Doll Diaries Bunk Trunk

The bunk trunk works as a place to keep her things and it makes a great table top, too.

In this post:

  • The sleeping bag and working lantern are  from the Coleman Camping line at MyDollsLife.com
  • The camp t-shirts are available in the Doll Diaries Etsy shop
  • The backdrop is from AmericanDollRooms.com

Reminder: Just like last year, we are going to be sharing Camp Memories weekly.  Camp Memories photos will be put up bulletin board style and will not include names or descriptions – just photos (so watermark yours if that is important to you!). If you take photos of any of the projects you make this week and want to be in the CAMP MEMORIES post, email ONE photo per week to TEAM@DOLLDIARIES.COM and put CAMP MEMORIES in the subject line. Please note, this is a separate email address just for Camp Memories. For everything else, please use share@dolldiaries.com. Feel free to share your camp fun on your own blogs (email me the links to the posts so I can share them), Instagram (#campdolldiaries and tag us @dolldiaries), Facebook (post to our timeline) or YouTube (email me the link).

I can’t wait to see how your doll’s bunk trunks turn out!