Jewelery for Grace

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Each year my new America Girl GOTY gets several pieces of  jewelry, Grace was the lucky one this year.   As I look over her collection at the different outfits she would wear, I create appropriate matching jewelry.  Let’s check it out! We need to start with supplies and tools.  Some of the supplies I selected [...]

Create A Cozy Bed & Storage Unit For Your Mini Dolls!


Karen here and I have been working on a fun and easy dollar store craft I hope you mini doll enthusiasts will enjoy! I had seen a photo of a larger more elaborate version of a bed and storage unit for the 18 inch dolls on Facebook and when I was in my local dollar [...]

Bake Some Chocolate Croissants For Your Dolls!


Karen here and today I wanted to share with you one of my most favorite French Pastries you can may your on dolls. My oldest child and I love to sneak away to our local bakery and pick these up to enjoy on the walk back! I thought it would be fun to share how [...]

Cordelia’s DIY Bakery


I just LOVE seeing the wonderful doll play items you create! Cordelia has created quite a beautiful bakery for her dolls using items she already had on hand. Enjoy!! *** Katherine and Rose have been very excited by the bakery theme introduced along with Grace’s release. Therefore, they decided to make their own bakery using [...]

Make a Sparkly Eiffel Tower for Doll Decor

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Sometimes creativity and ideas start brewing and don’t come out for a long time.  I had my eye on a sparkly Eiffel tower ornament sold at a local boutique a year ago.  The size and shape was perfect for doll decor but it didn’t go with any projects I was working on, so I passed [...]

Upcycled Boots Inspired by Grace

Upcycled boots inspired by Grace- GOTY 2015-16

Saige isn’t in the lime light these days but she is taking a fresh look at her wardrobe and using inspiration from the new GOTY, Grace.  A favorite is Grace’s grey ankle boots.  They are a trendy fun style. Saige always wore gold boots well, so her version is in gold. Now Saige has the [...]

Create a Stow-Away-Tray for Your Doll’s Bed!


I found my daughters stuffing doll shoes and clothes under their doll’s beds.  Then they couldn’t find where they had put these things and everything they had tucked away had to be pulled out from under that little bed.  I decided they needed a little tray that they could put their stow-away items on so [...]

You Can Make These D.I.Y No Sew Skirts and Berets for Dolls


Karen here and I am so inspired by the new Grace Girl of the year line that American Girl has brought out for 2015 and  I thought it would be fun to share a Grace inspired craft with you today! Using items I picked up at the thrift store I was able to create doll [...]

D.I.Y 2015 Calendar Craft For Your Room!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! While much of the Doll Diaries team is headed out to American Girl stores from coast to coast (check our Instagram and Facebook page for live updates), Karen has the perfect craft to help you kick off 2015 in style! Karen here and today I am thrilled to share an easy and [...]

Light Up Your Dollhouse!

Light up your dollhouse

Lighting is the GRAND FINALE for my series on “Decorating Your Dollhouse.” I love the way the dollhouse looks all lit up at night!  My daughters would play 24 hours a day if I would let them!  Of course a great way to light up your dollhouse is to have it wired, but this is [...]

Doll Play – Make An Easy Cake Stand for Dolls


First of all, Happy 13th Birthday to my daughter Natalie today!!  Today’s doll play activity from Anna is perfect for the occasion! Your doll’s table will be ready for any party with this fun looking, easy to make, cake stand. Don’t limit yourself to cake though! It’s a fun way to serve any doll food! [...]

Make A Felt Handbag For Your Dolls


Karen here and I am getting so excited for the new release of the American Girl Doll of the year Grace. I have seen some of her collection photos on Facebook and one of the items in her collection that caught my eye was a polka-dot handbag. I have had some Kunin Felt with Polka-Dots [...]

Doll Play – How to Make a Doll Watch

how to make a doll sized watch

What time is it? Oh, it’s time to play dolls! Teniel from Ava’s Doll Room has a cute craft for us today, but I will say it is one you might need a bit of grown up help with and you might need to make a run to the craft store for some of the [...]

Doll Play – Make a Doll Sized Snowboard

make a snowboard for dolls

Is anyone planning on hitting the slopes this weekend? Your dolls may want to join you and it is  SOOOO easy to make a snowboard for your dolls.  Chrissa and Callie are having fun on the slopes today! Chrissa loves to snow tube and Callie just couldn’t wait to try out her new snowboard. She is [...]

Doll Play – Make a Refrigerator and More from a Doll Box


It sounds as if everyone had a great holiday and there were plenty of new dolls and doll goodies received! Before you throw away that box your doll came in, STOP! There are plenty of doll play things you can make with it very easily. One of our readers, Miriam, turned her doll’s box into [...]

Decorate Your Dolls Tree With Karen’s Easy No Sew Tree Skirt


Karen here and today I am so excited to share with you a gift I received from my friend Cheryl! She sent me everything I needed to decorate my dolls living room for the holidays from skirt to tree! She is also very crafty and she new I would love this DIY gift and I [...]

Doll Play – Make Earmuffs for Your Dolls

How to Make Doll Earmuffs

Brrrr… do you feel that chill in the air??? When I saw this cute way to make earmuffs for your dolls at the Springfield Style Club I just had to ask them if I could share it with you.  Of course they said yes! You probably already have the supplies for this project on hand! You [...]

Duck Tape Stockings

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“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.” With all the fabulous patterns of Duck tape, I had to try a doll size stocking. The fun color and pattern combinations are endless! Today I’ve chosen the playful penguins. The zebra stripe fringe adds a fun [...]

Doll Play – Make Sparkly Wrapping Paper

Sparkly gift wrap for dolls

Make your own bold, sparkly, doll gift wrap!  You will love the way this turns out and will have fun making it!  It’s a great project to do as a family or with friends. I have such fun memories making this with my young family for our own Christmas wrapping paper.  Today, I’ve kept the same vibrant [...]

It Is Time For Hanukkah! Make Your Dolls A Menorah From Clay


Karen here and today is the start of the Hanukkah. To celebrate I have created a Menorah craft you can make for your dolls. Both 18 inch and 6 inch dolls can take part in your holiday play when you create your own  Menorah out of Sculpey Clay. To make your own you will need: [...]