Camp Doll Diaries Week 8

Now that your doll’s have a throne for their castle, how about a Royal Balcony to wave to their friends from?

Make a Royal Balcony for dolls

Princess Rowena gives a royal wave from her gem studded balcony. 

I have a little confession to make – like a lot of crafts, this is not what I really had in mind. I really wanted to make her balcony round and two stories, but as real life would have it, I didn’t have any round containers that were empty and so I had to make do with a rectangular box. So use my instructions and materials as a guide, but don’t be afraid to make what you have on hand work!

Make a Royal Balcony for dolls

Supplies needed to make the royal balcony:

  • A box or empty round container big enough for your doll to stand in
  • Gray felt, foam, construction paper or a print out of a rock/castle wall background (I found mine here)
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Embellishments

Make a Royal Balcony for dolls

So I ended up making the royal balcony two different ways. The first way was soooo easy!

I simply copied the rock background I found online into a document and printed out two copies. If you want to go all around the box, you need about 5 sheets of paper.

Then tape the rock paper to the box and you are done!

Make a Royal Balcony for dolls

For the second method, I used dark gray construction paper  to wrap my box. I used chalk to draw the “bricks” and added some gems for decoration. 

You can get pretty creative with your royal balcony.  You can add royal flags, a bunting, gems, or give your walls dimension with various paint techniques – really your only limitation is your imagination.

Make a Royal Balcony for dolls

And here is Matilda with the royal chair I made last week in her “stone” balcony waving to the people down below.

Which balcony do you like better? I can’t wait to see what you come up with!