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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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20130204-191841.jpg

20130204-191848.jpg

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A sofa or couch for American Girl or 18″ dolls

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Today I made a sofa for my Daughter’s American Girl dolls.

This was simple and easy using just boxes, cardboard fabric, batting and hot glue.

I made the base from cardboard boxes and then the back and seat from cut rectangles of cardboard, as well as the two sides.

I hot glued the fabric on the bottom front and each of the sides. Then I put batting to cover the bottom rectangle seat and covered with fabric and glued in place. Next I folded batting two times to make a cushier back to the top part of the back rectangle and covered with fabric and again glued in place. I lastly attached the two sides and done.

You can make as big or small as you want. I made big enough for 3 dolls or for one to be able to lay down.

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