Patriotic Party Garland and a Giveaway


What a fun week it has been getting ready for the long Fourth of July weekend.  To celebrate, I created this adorable patriotic party garlard! To make it you simply tear fabric into 1/2 inch strips and tie the strips all to a piece of ribbon.  The length of the strips depends on how long [...]

Mini Firecracker Decorations

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Morgan has a new festive decoration in the doll house! These mini firecrackers are inspired by a decoration I had growing up. Depending on what you have on hand you can make it out of wood, like the original, or you can craft it out of paper and buttons. Either way these firecrackers make a [...]

Doll Sized Cupcakes


It has been a super fun and busy couple of days baking and creating here in our house.  When we get the chance to mix up so many things that we love (baking, making and doll play) it makes us pretty super happy!  To kick off Bakery Wars week here at Camp Doll Diaries, we [...]

Find Your Way With a Compass

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Eliza is ready for a Safari adventure with her new compass!    This little doll size compass is made mostly of paper and has the option of a needle that can spin, which is fun for scenes and play! Eliza loves to wear hers around her neck but can also easily hold it in her [...]

Mini Doll Sized Girl Scout SWAPS


70′s week is a great time to throwback to my actual days as a Girl Scout!  I was a Brownie and a Junior during those years and had so much fun learning and growing with my troop and my friends.  Back then, we didn’t do SWAPS like they do now so I am so thankful [...]

Camp Doll Diaries – Make a Bunk Trunk

Camp Doll Diaries Bunk Trunk

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. Now remember – this is your INSPIRATION – take these ideas, use what you have on hand and make it your own. I used [...]

Quick Craft – Button Bracelets for Dolls

Easy doll bracelets from buttons

As part of Camp Doll Diaries preview week, Callie set up a station for the campers visiting Camp Doll Diaries for the morning to make some easy button bracelets.  You only need 3 supplies to make these fun bracelets: Buttons – any size (although small works better with dolls) – of course mine are from [...]

Make Your Own Twilight Campfire for Dolls


As we continue our Camp Doll Diaries prep week, here is a quick craft you can make and use all summer long. Karen here and one of my fondest camping memories was our evening fires. We would spend the afternoon looking for the perfect branches for our evening bonfire and inspired by that camp memory [...]

Let’s Fill The Cooler! Making Food For Your Dolls Camping Collection


Karen here and I am so excited to share today’s craft with you in time for this busy camping weekend. While you observe Memorial Day weekend, I thought you may like a fun and easy craft that you can do to add to your doll’s food collection. To make your own you will need: Grocery [...]

Matching Dolly and Me Camp Bracelets Made by Finger Knitting


Karen here and my niece Thea and I had fun making these easy friendship bracelets for camp! When I went to camp years ago we would make a bracelet like this and then add a bead for each station we went to. Here is an easy tutorial for you to make a bracelet like this [...]

Knitting Needles and Thread Quick Craft for Dolls

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This is a guest post from Peace. *** Here’s how you can make your dolls their own needles and yarn! Carefully cut wooden skewers for the needles, making sure to use the end with the point. Use a nail file or a piece of sandpaper to smooth out the end that was cut so you [...]

May The 4th Be With You! Make Your Dolls Their Own Lightsaber!


Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you! For today’s fun holiday that my family loves to celebrate here is an easy craft you can do for your dolls. My husband asked me while I was making this why I am doing it in red (Red is Darth Vader’s Lightsaber Color) and my [...]

Store Your Dolls Shoes In this Bench With Storage Craft


Karen here with a dollar store craft you can do easily and inexpensively for your own dolls and doll house. At our house we have a bench at the front door that has storage for shoes, mitts and hats. I saw this little storage box in the craft section of my dollar store and I [...]

How to Create Doll Sized Lightbulbs

Doll sized light bulbs

When I saw other crafters with these cute Dollar Store solar mini lamps I rushed out to get a set.  However, to my disappointment my adorable little lamps turned out to be little duds.  Neither lamp worked…no matter how long they sat in sunlight or changing the back-up batteries.   So with my I can make [...]

Reader Made: Inspired by Grace’s Bistro Set


One of our readers, Mariah, was inspired to make her own version of Grace’s Bistro Set and has shared the finished result with us. *** Here is the inspiration piece – American Girl Grace’s Bistro Set. I created the sign and menu online and decorated a piece of cardboard with ribbon. I used my own [...]

A Summery Hair Bow for Dolls

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There is nothing like a hair accessory to add a little fun to a doll outfit! This tidy little bow is light, airy and just right for summer! I could not resist the oversized bow!  Keep in mind you can make this little bow in any size, depending on the size of fabric strips you [...]

Springfield Doll Outfit Refresh With Tulip Fabric Markers


Karen here and today I am sharing my tips for giving your doll’s t-shirt a refresh using Tulip Fabric Markers. I have had this Springfield Doll Collection Pullover shirt for more than a year now and I love it, but I always wanted to make it more colorful. Tulip Fabric Markers have made that idea [...]

Serve Up Doll Size Ice Cream

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I love the single serving size ice cream containers sold in the grocery store for doll play.  To add more play value to the container I added my own clay ice cream. The container is such a great size for dolls! Fill it up with ice cream to serve up a doll size treat anytime! [...]

Easy No Sew Pillow for Dolls

No sew pillow for 18" dolls like American Girl

When it comes to decorating, I have a new favorite accessory – pillows. I am not sure why they didn’t really “speak” to me until recently, but they didn’t. I decided to take this new love of pillows to the dolls and with a scrap of white bandana fabric, some Aleene’s fabric tape and my [...]

Doll Craft: French Crepe Making Set

Doll Craft - French Crepe Making Set

Have you ever had crepes? They are one of my favorites – they are a lot like a very thin pancake and you can fill them with sweet things or savory things – either way, so yummy. One of our readers, Michelle, made a Crepe Making set for her dolls and was kind enough to [...]