Make An Easter Egg Display Plate For Your Dolls

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Karen here and I have been having so much fun using Pluffy Sculpey Clay to create items for my dolls food and kitchen collections for Easter. Today I wanted to share a fun way to make an Easter Display Plate for your dolls Easter Eggs. To make your own you will need: White or pastel [...]

Make Easter Bread For Your Dolls

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Karen here and today I wanted to share an oven bake Sculpey clay craft you can make for your dolls food collection this Easter Season! To make your own you will need: Sculpey Clay (I used two colors to give a nice toasted and egg washed look to my bread) Mini egg’s from Michael’s Hot [...]

Dollhouse Easter Wreath

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As soon as the St. Patrick’s Day decorations come down, the Easter décor goes up!  I love all of the egg wreaths that I have seen on display in the stores.  I wanted to recreate a doll sized egg wreath for Easter. Supplies: Styrofoam ring  3-1/2 inch (http://www.thecraftplace.com/index.cfm/product/45_38/floral-wreath.cfm?CFID=2004812&CFTOKEN=4a5db4a9a45a26e9-8B7FD129-FF83-D270-26E912B868A51103) Plastic min eggs ( I found these [...]

Quick and Easy Doll Bracelet

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I love to find quick and easy ways to create fun doll fashion! On a recent walk through the jewelry aisle I saw sparkly wrap bracelets that caught my eye.  I wanted to recreate the look for dolls using the simplest supplies. Wrap bracelets in general are made from a single strip, wrapped around the [...]

Make a Doll Pin Cushion

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Eliza is reaching for a few pins on her new pin cushion! Make a mini pin cushion, it’s perfect for doll play and even useful for you! Let’s see how it’s made! Supplies: fabric circle (mine is 4 1/2″ across the middle)) bottle cap needle thread cotton batting glue (not pictured) To start, stitch around [...]

Once Upon A Time…Emma Swan doll

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In my house, ABCs hit series Once Upon A Time is a huge hit!  My daughters and I look forward to the show every Sunday evening.  We can’t wait to see what tantalizing spell is being cooked up next.  And of course we just LOVE the heroine of the show, Emma Swan, the daughter of [...]

Create A Mini Doll Bakery Play Set

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Karen here and I found some fun bakery themed scrapbook paper at Michael’s the craft store and it is the perfect print size for the mini dolls. I knew that if I brought it home I could make a mini doll bakery play set. Here is how you can use a 33 cent piece of [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Dollhouse Décor

St. Patrick's Day Dollhouse Banner

My daughters and I were walking through Michael’s craft store when my oldest grabbed my phone and took a picture of a St. Patrick’s Day banner she saw hanging up.  She gave me that oh please mommy look and asked if I could make a banner for the dollhouse.  Well of course!! I loved the [...]

Colorful Flower Pillow

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Sometimes you need a bright and cheery craft!  This little flower pillow hit the spot for me this week as we got snow day after day. You can make the flower pillow in any color to match the decor but my favorite part is the texture and dimension of the pillow! I drew inspiration for [...]

Make Your Mini Doll A Shamrock Hat For St. Patrick’s Day

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Karen here and today I am sharing a quick craft to make your mini dolls a Shamrock hat for St. Patrick’s day. This is a simple and fun craft you can do with kids of all ages and uses recycled items to create something new! To make your own Shamrock Hat for your mini dolls [...]

Little House on the Prairie Doll Birthday Party

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I wanted to share with the Doll Diaries readers the Little House on the Prairie birthday party I had for my daughter’s 10th birthday.  A pioneer lunch, doll craft, pilot showing, and doll play were planned.  My daughter wanted to have a pioneer lunch with a few of her friends.  I purchased enamelware dishes on-line [...]

Doll Fashion Fun – Beach Inspired Hair Beads

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As soon as the American Girl Spring release came out, I looked for new items for the beach scene.  The Boho Beachy Swimwear and the Beachy Hair Beads caught my attention.  Since I had already purchased the in-store exclusive two piece swimwear for 2015, I decided to wait on the Boho swimwear, but I had [...]

Create A Shabby Chic Table Lamp For Your Dolls Room

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I found the most adorable solar powered lamps at my dollar store and I knew I had to take one home and personalize it for my dolls room. You can easily transform these inexpensive working lamps into a great doll accessory in just a matter of minutes! To create your own you will need: A [...]

Pack Your Prairie Wagon

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This amazing doll wagon was found at online store, All Dolled Up In Peoria, http://www.alldolledupinpeoria.com/custom-orders-sold-stuff/conestoga-wagon-for-american-girl-doll/.   They also have an Etsy store, https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllDolledUpInPeoria?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav.  The wagon is of large scale and perfect for your American Girl Dolls!  It is constructed of good quality wood and along with the craftsmanship will endure years of doll play.  It is [...]

Vintage Inspired Valentines

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For Valentine’s Day this year I had the historical dolls in mind.   The historical dolls and anyone else that likes the vintage look! I created 4 different Valentines on PicMonkey just the right size for dolls.   I was able to squeeze 8 mini Valentines on the printable, plenty to share! Supplies Vintage Inspired [...]

Make Full Skirts For Your Mini Dolls With Ribbons and Tulle

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Karen here with a craft for your mini dolls I hope you will love. Our mini dolls are some of our most loved and played with dolls in our collection. Today I wanted to share an easy and fun way you can make a full skirt for your mini dolls using items you may already [...]

Carol’s NOT $500 Patisserie

DIY Grace Patisserie

One of the things we love most at Doll Diaries is CREATIVITY – and taking inspiration from our favorite brands and making our own versions. Carol sent in a few photos of her version of Grace’s Patisserie – I think it turned out fantastic – what do you think? *** Using several red cardboard display [...]

The Ultimate List of Doll Valentine’s Day Crafts

Best Valentine's Day Crafts for American Girl Dolls and their Friends

Updated with some new additions! I was looking back through the Doll Diaries archives recently to find more doll Valentine’s inspiration. While many of you have been reading Doll Diaries for a long time, some of you are new, and some of you might have missed this awesomeness the first time we shared it. Not [...]

A Valentine’s Day Wreath for Your Dollhouse

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I love how excited my daughters get when I decorate our home for the holidays.  To keep their love for holiday decorating going I decided to surprise them with a festive Valentine’s Day wreath for the dollhouse.  Here is how I did it…. Supplies: Foam ring Red Heart Yarn Foam stickers Felt Scissors Glue gun [...]

Simple and Elegant Headbands

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While shopping with my daughter a few months ago we noticed the adorably simple headbands for sale.  It looked like they were made out of trim and ribbon pulled out of my craft stash.  Inspired by the fashion, my daughter and niece crafted their own version to wear.  Seeing their creations I knew I wanted [...]