Are you ready to start getting your dolls in the mood for Valentine’s Day? Jen from American Girl Doll Play has a super cute Valentine’s Day backdrop activity for you to do this weekend that your dolls will love!

How to Make a Valentine Backdrop

Valentine’s Day is getting closer and that means some fun crafting opportunities for your doll play area!  We enjoy doing little photo shoots with our dolls around the holidays and also have the dolls celebrate right along with us so decorating is a must!  We wanted to create a little backdrop for our photo shoot and just to add to the decorations in general and we came up with a little heart wall hanging of sorts.

How to Make a Valentine Backdrop

To create this for your dolls you will need the following:

  • a small dowel
  • at least 32 hearts (hand cut, die-cuts, chipboard hearts, foam hearts, etc.)
  • string or embroidery floss
  • glue dots

How to Make a Valentine Backdrop

To create the wall hanging I first laid out all of my hearts in rows figuring out the placement and just to see what visually looked good since my hearts were different sizes and varied in design. I placed my dowel above the hearts for spacing purposes.

How to Make a Valentine Backdrop

After I had my rows in place on the floor I cut four lengths of my string making sure that they were the length of one complete row of hearts allowing some extra string at the top where I would tie the string to the dowel.

How to Make a Valentine Backdrop

Tie your lengths of string to the top of the dowel sliding the knotted strings so that they are distributed equally across your dowel and then using the glue dots, adhere all of your hearts to the lengths of string keeping similar distance between all of your hearts the best that you can.

How to Make a Valentine Backdrop

Now you can add another string to the top of your dowel and tie on either side so that you can hang your wall hanging/backdrop!  It really adds a lot to your doll area once hung up.  Here is an example of a special Valentine photo of our dolls using the new backdrop.

How to Make a Valentine Backdrop

CUTE!!

How to Make a Valentine Backdrop

So simple and yet so fun!  Please let us know if you do a version of this craft, we would love to see it!

How to Make a Valentine Backdrop

Thank you Jen and Zoey for taking the time to share this adorable backdrop craft with us – it is so easy but will definitely add some festive fun to the doll room and it makes a great backdrop for photos!