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 Ana-White.com. 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 share@dolldiaries.com and we may feature them!