Last month I volunteered my husband to help me take on the ContiBoard Blogger Challenge We had to design and build something for the home. By the time I thought my daughter was old enough to take care of an expensive doll like that, she was no longer interested. Funny thing is, I was just talking with a friend the other day about how, when I was a little girl, I took over entire rooms building doll house rooms out of cardboard and boxes. After much humming and hawing about it and wondering how to go about it, I finally decided to make a go of it.
If you are hesitant about using an oven, you can make the accessories out of air-dry clay and then paint them with acrylic paint once they dry. I asked about buying a boy and a girl separately I was told no you could 9only get them as twins looking alike. We just bought our 10 year old her first AG doll and I have to say I spend more time looking for clothing and accessories than I probably should. It’s an easy project that will literally cost you less than $10 and will keep all of those bathtub toys in their place.
You can purchase a unite with cubbies from a furniture store and turn it into a dollhouse, or you can make your own by stacking several crates together and securing them with wood glue or nails. I have a Ikea hacked doll house but wanted smaller temporary rooms” for holiday scenes. AGD furniture has wood and metal, and of course plastic, but it is made better.
If you stick shoe boxes into those sections, they’ll be a bit more stable and you can keep smaller items like shoes and doll jewelry in Ziploc bags so that nothing gets lost. She’s going to be 17 this March, and doesn’t play with dolls anymore, but when I suggested she might give some of the clothes to her younger cousin, who got her AG doll last year, she said no, she was saving all of it for her own daughter.
The depth is the part that’s important, because the dolls themselves are 18″ long, so if they’re not deep enough, the furniture won’t fit. No not a fan of any dolls bc i was a but I have a girl too and she loves all dat American dolls r overpriced. I love dolls and have been collecting American Girl for myself, and there’s such a variety of ideas in tutorials and articles.
BUILD A DOLL HOUSE IN A WEEKEND – I added a section to these plans for a Basic Doll house project(~$200) for less experienced woodworkers or anyone looking for a less involved project. We also plan to build some little beds and furniture and sew some blankets and bedding. I also attached a fun you tube review video of two great kids totally rocking their house. I know this will not be our permanent solution as I eventually would like something more sturdy with a different type of set up. And although the cardboard is decent quality, I know it won’t last forever. This project can be done for $250-$400 with these plans depending on the options you pick.
Next up, we’re using that zebra print shelf liner to make a bedroom for her dolls. Future plans to add more detail: Baseboards (red electrical tape in the garage and white foam sheets in the house part), little picture frames, clocks, etc. Since her interest in American Girl dolls has increased, my daughter has been asking for an American Girl Doll House for her dolls.
This year the Girl of the Year is from Albuquerque, and since we’d just moved to Albuquerque when she came out, my daughter was immediately obsessed. I’m pretty fortunate to have the time and resources to do this sort of thing, and I figure I’d better make hay while the sun shines. Measure and cut three pieces of poster board for each of the doll house rooms (One for the back wall and two for the side walls).
I built this for my daughters for Christmas and they absolutely love it. I wrote these plans to be illustrated, detailed and everything I would have liked to know at the outset. Many doll companies that sell 18 inch dolls also make accessories intended for these dolls. Today I’m going to share a step by step guide of how we built our American girls doll house using ContiBoard wood. Still, Sage will still tell you she thinks it’s funny that something called American Girl Doll is made in China.
I’m sad about the recent loss of Molly and Emily and all the amazing books, games, and puzzles that were built around them, but at least for now I can pick up all this stuff at yard sales and on Ebay, which is kind of a fun trip in itself. I love that this house is big enough and sturdy enough that it will not easy fall over. Make your dollhouse appear cozier by adding some pictures and mirrors on the walls.