How to Make a Doll Bedside Table

One of our readers, Jane, sent in this neat tutorial for making a bedside table for smaller dolls out of a plastic Easter Egg. I thought using the Easter Egg was super cute and if you use the bigger eggs, I think this would work for 18″ dolls, too.

This is the finished product – cute, right? Let’s get started!

You will need:

  • Craft foam
  • a pen
  • wooden beads
  • an Easter egg
  • hot glue ( not shown) – please get an adult to help with using the hot glue
  • glitter glue
  • scrapbooking paper ( not shown)
  • and fake flowers

Start by take the bigger egg piece and make an imprint in some craft foam.

Next, cut around it with a little (or a lot) extra.

Glue the two egg halfs opposite each other (the bigger one should be on the top, but you could do it vise versa)

Then put hot glue inside/on the imprint.

No, it did not magically turn pink! I accidentally used too much (WAY TOO MUCH is more like it) hot glue on the first one and got hot glue all over, including my hair!

Any who, this is what should look like. At this point, you are done. Or, take it a step further and follow these instructions for decorations!

Glue scrapbooking paper and craft foam together.

And then a wooden bead. Write a random time on it, and glue it to the table. Now you have a clock!

Put glue on one side of a rectangle of foam.


Meet the other side…

Then fill it with wooden beads for weight. Stack wooden beads together and glue them. Glue on the ‘lamp shade’ and you have a lamp!

Add glitter glue if you want and you are done!

Sorry for the bad quality photos. I am debating if I should buy a camera (these were taken by my iPod) or Saige.. But probably Saige!

Thanks Jane – even though they weren’t the best quality photos, they were still clear and we can follow along to make our own easily. If you have a craft tutorial, photo story or review you want to submit, please take a look at our page – Get Featured – for all the details!

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  1. abbi says:


  2. Molly W. says:

    Secondie! And I LOVE this! :) Thanks Jane!

  3. kananirulz says:

    secondie! i might make

  4. Gail says:


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  6. Megan!!!!!! says:


  7. lanielover says:

    Wow!Smart idea!

  8. Jessie says:

    Really cute idea!

  9. kananirulz says:

    reminds me of an egg timer

  10. Maddy says:

    I love you crafts, posts and pics!!!!

  11. Ava says:


  12. StoryTeller says:

    That is too cute! The egg idea is brilliant!
    Something tells me Little Miss Matched would like this– though made out of a mismatched Easter egg, of course. : )

  13. kananirulz says:

    yea it would
    a use of the easter eggs i collect lol

  14. Venus says:

    I never thought you could use easter eggs to make epic stuff like this. O_O
    WHERE’S MY BASKET!!! IM HUNTIN’ WABBITS (and stealing their Easter eggs)! XD

  15. Cassie says:


  16. Pretty Irish AG says:

    I think Astor will love it!

  17. bailey says:

    hey char can I email you my tutorial on how to make a doll stethoscope??

  18. That is really cute! I will make it for an Easter gift for my sister.

  19. Char says:

    As long as you follow the guidelines on the Get Featured page

  20. Bethany says:

    Cute! Char, how do you get it to stay together in the middle?

  21. Char says:

    Hot glue them together.

  22. Melon says:

    This craft is so nice… Now where did I put those old Easter eggs?

  23. Vivi says:

    What doll is shown in the first pic?