Monthly Archives: February 2013

Faux Drinks for American Girl Dolls, pink and regular lemonade

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My daughter really wished to have some real looking drinks for her dolls and so after searching the craft shops for what they use to make the fake water in some flower arrangements, I’ve made pink and regular lemonade.

Supplies:
Plastic shot glasses 2oz size
Coffee stirrers cut down to size
Plastic crystal vase fillers that look like ice cubes
Easy cast epoxy
Paint in the colors you wish

I mixed the epoxy carefully following the directions and when ready to pour into the glasses I added a few drops of yellow for the regular lemonade and a few pink drops for the pink lemonade. I then poured into the tiny glasses and added the pieces of faux ice and straw.

I poured different levels of the drink so it looks like one was drank more than the other.

The only bad thing was the three day wait for it to set. I think they turned out super cute and my daughter and her dolls do too.

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Homemade valentines day dress for American Girl doll

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For Valentines day I decided to try making a dress for my daughter’s American Girl doll.

Since my sewing machine and I aren’t on speaking terms right now, I hand sewed it. The material was simple cotton, made from a dress that didn’t fit my daughter anymore.

The closures are two buttons in the back.

I also made a small bag to match.

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Cardboard table and chairs for American Girl or 18″ dolls

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My daughter had been asking for a table and chairs set for her American Girl dolls to play with and last night she said that she dreamed that I made it for her, so I had to make it today.

I made a table big enough for four dolls and two chairs to start with.

Supplies:
Cardboard box the size of the table you want
Extra cardboard for the chairs
Shelf liner or any color, I used wood grained from the dollar store
Scissors
Box cutter or exacto knife
Packing clear tape

I started by cutting the bottom and sides of the box leaving the top and corners as the legs. I reinforced the top of the box with tape.

Next I used the extra pieces of cardboard to make a chair using the doll as a guide for size, I cut a rectangle and bent in half and reinforced with tape, next I cut notches on each side and made two small rectangle sides for the chair and cut slits for the notches or tabs to go through.

I assembled and reinforced with tape and covered everything with the wood grain shelf liner.

My daughter loves the set and later I will have to make more chairs.

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Cardboard table and chairs for American Girl or 18″ dolls

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My daughter had been asking for a table and chairs set for her American Girl dolls to play with and last night she said that she dreamed that I made it for her, so I had to make it today.

I made a table big enough for four dolls and two chairs to start with.

Supplies:
Cardboard box the size of the table you want
Extra cardboard for the chairs
Shelf liner or any color, I used wood grained from the dollar store
Scissors
Box cutter or exacto knife
Packing clear tape

I started by cutting the bottom and sides of the box leaving the top and corners as the legs. I reinforced the top of the box with tape.

Next I used the extra pieces of cardboard to make a chair using the doll as a guide for size, I cut a rectangle and bent in half and reinforced with tape, next I cut notches on each side and made two small rectangle sides for the chair and cut slits for the notches or tabs to go through.

I assembled and reinforced with tape and covered everything with the wood grain shelf liner.

My daughter loves the set and later I will have to make more chairs.

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Twinkle toes for American girl or 18″ dolls

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My daughter loves her twinkle toes shoes and wished they had made some for her American Girl dolls. I started looking around for some plain tennis shoes that would fit and used gems to make our own.

Materials:

Plain toed tennis shoes that fit your doll -$4 from amazon
Tiny gems 1,500 for $2 from amazon
Hot glue gun and sticks

Glue the gems one or two at a time on the toes until all is covered.

They turned out very cute and I plan on making another pair for her other doll too.

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