I love it when American Girl comes out with their spring releases. It really gets my creative juices flowing. My inspiration came from American Girl’s Table Accessories. This set was very cute, but would not match our other doll décor, plus it was pricey for such a tiny purchase. Here is how I made my version…
For the Lazy Susan I used a 4 inch wood circle plaque, a 2.5 inch would doll plate (you could also use a 3 inch wood disc), a ½ inch dowel rod, and a 1 inch dowel cap. I cut the dowel rod to 3 ½ inches. I used hot glue and glued the pieces together. I used a pink spray paint for a pop of color. All of these supplies were found at Michael’s.
For the napkin holder I used a 3 inch round decorative wood die cut, a 2×3 inch wood rectangle die cut, 4 small wood beads. Using an x-acto knife I cut the round die cut in half. Make sure to make slow deep cuts so you don’t crack the wood. I cut ½ inch off each side of the rectangle for a 1×3 inch rectangle. If needed, you a fine grit sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges. I then used super glue on one side and hot glue on the other and attached all pieces. I use hot glue for immediate bonding and super glue to make sure it stays permanent. I then painted the napkin holder a turquoise color with acrylic gloss paint. I cut down real paper napkins to make the doll sized napkins. All of these supplies were found at Michaels.
For the salt and pepper grinders I used mini glass vials, round wood beads, silver flat beads, paint, and real salt and pepper. I found a set of Jim-Holtz idea-ology vials at JoAnn. I painted one of the round wood beads silver. I put real salt and pepper in the vials and glued the beads on top.
The vase is a wood dowel cap painted in light pink. I hot glued an orange single flower inside.
As a little extra…I made my first clay craft! I made doll sized tortellini. I used 1-¼ inch squares of rolled out clay. I folded them in a tortellini shape. I baked according to package instructions. Once cool, I painted on a layer of gloss Mod-Podge to give it a look of olive oil.