Three DIY Doll Beds

When I was a kid, we didn’t go out and buy furniture for our dolls, we crafted it from anything we could find around the house – a cereal box made a great bed, paper cups could be used as chairs, and the list goes on. These days you can find even more creative ways to make doll furniture from re-purposing baskets to building your own from scrap wood to all out works of art. Here are a few doll bed tutorials/plans we found that we think just might inspire you to make your own!

american girl doll bed made from a basket

Let’s start with the EASY – this doll bed is made from a basket and a piece of wire garden trim. For the complete tutorial, check out Make this Quick and Easy Doll Bed from Doll Clothes Patterns.

Farmhouse style doll bed diy

Slightly more complex and requires grown up help, plans and instructions for this Farmhouse Bed can be found at Too cute!!

American Girl Castle Bed DIY

If you really want your American Girl dolls to live like royalty, check out this amazing Castle bed for dolls from Sawdust and Paper Scraps. All I can say is WOW and what a great Mommy this lucky girl has. Sandra really went all out from the detail in the steps to the realistic paint on the bed. For the how to visit Sawdust and Paper Scraps Castle Bed for Dolls post.

Have you crafted furniture for your dolls out of everyday materials? We’d love to hear about your creations or email photos of your finished projects to and we may feature them!

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  1. Two words: pillowcase blankets.

    Am I a total dork for wanting the castle bed in doll size and in adult human size? Actually… I do have bunkbeds for me and my dolls….

  2. OMG the castle is 2 cool!

  3. Wow!!!!!!!!!! i love all 3! ill probaby make the basket bed and maybe I can talk my grandpa into helping me make the farmhouse bed. All my dolls share the 2 beds that i have but i would make the farmhouse bed kirstens whenever i get her. :) Though theyll all share it none the less. lol :)

  4. I LOVE THEM! I wish I were that smart…. :)

    Lena- Your not a dork, I would love to have that too!!

  5. How cute these two beds are! I have a little store ( where I make clothes and accessories, e.g. I hand knit flip flops for the American Girl doll. Now I wonder if I should start making bed spreads and possibly area rugs for the AGD…

  6. Oh my goodness! These are so adorable!!! Bye everyone, I’m off to make the castle now! 😉

  7. That castle is so cool I wish I could be able to make the castle mine would just turn out to be a pile of sheets and pillows in a triangle box I know I am that bad :)

  8. Wow. I luuuuuuuuuuuuv the castle bed and the farm house bed!

  9. anyone here? i love the castle bed :)

  10. I LOVVVVVEEE the castle and farm house bed!!!! 😀 My dad said that we might make the castle bed over spring break or summer!!!!
    I just emailed Char with an EXTREMELY easy way to build a bed, but I have no pics. :-( Its no where near any of these beds- not even the 1st 1- but I hope she posts it!

  11. cool beds!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  12. The farmhouse bed looks just like my own bed!