I was recently creating a doll craft apron for a challenge in iCreateForDolls.com. This challenge’s theme was “what’s your superpower?” I decided to make a magical crafting apron for one of our dolls. After all, in reality, my crafting can get a bit messy…and I do wear an apron. I wanted to create a cute backdrop for these photos and what evolved was a few fun crafts and a super adorable new room in the dollhouse. Today I will share with you how my daughters and I created a doll sized craft room for our dollhouse. This American Girl doll craft room was so much fun to create; my daughters did a great job at duplicating our real craft room into a doll sized version. Next week I will share how to make the Cricut accessories and a glue gun that you will see pictured in this post!
The first doll craft room table was so easy to create! This table was actually created to use as our kitchen island. Step-by-step instructions can be found here:http://brandyshappyhome.com/diy-dollhouse-kitchen-island/
Doll sized scissors and a ruler were hung from the “S” hooks. This doll has an arsenal of craft supplies at her disposal! LOL. 🙂
On the laptop screen is Brandy’s Happy Home page! This was creating by taking a screen shot pic and editing it into size. The laptop is actually a mini compact mirror purchased on eBay.
I used clear bead containers purchased from Michaels and filled them with doll sized craft supplies: scissors, rulers, pens/pencils, and erasers. These supplies are recycled from various American Girl and Our Generation sets.
I used office supply containers, originally used for real paper clips and rubber bands, and attached them to the wall with command strips for industrial looking shelving. The shelves were filled with glue, googly eyes, mini bottles of glitter, and glue guns.
I have an ironing board in my real craft room so my daughters wanted this addition to this doll room. We create lots of iron-ons.
I created a cute poster that features craft supplies and in the center is the iCreateForDolls “What’s Your Superpower?” logo.
The next dollhouse table is actually the buffet table from our dollhouse dining room. You can find step-by-step instructions here: http://dolldiaries.com/how-to-make-a-dollhouse-credenza/
The doll craft room was stocked with bright colored cardstock, foam paper, and felt. These supplies are stored in a mini acrylic drawer. Almost all my acyclic containers were purchased at the Container Store. This particular container has been used for many things: a display in the doll bakery, a pizza warmer in a doll diner, and storage for pet supplies in our doll vet center. https://www.containerstore.com/s/acrylic-3-drawer-box/d?productId=10008466&q=acylic
I have a huge tub of wood craft supplies in my craft room so my girls wanted to add wood supplies in their dollhouse craft room version.
A DIY mannequin was a cute addition to the corner of the craft room. The craft bag behind the mannequin was created for a post for Doll Diaries several years ago and can be found here: http://dolldiaries.com/a-cozy-wood-stove-and-sampler-for-your-dolls/
Our sewing machine is from Our Generation. You can find a similar set here: https://www.target.com/p/our-generation-174-dressmaking-accessory-set/-/A-51031537
I created cute wall art my using painted wood spools, attaching string, and anchoring them to the wall with poster putty. I used mini clothespins to attach logos of crafters and shops that inspire us.
Our doll sized craft cart can be found in the Our Generation Grooming Accessory Set : https://www.target.com/p/our-generation-174-grooming-salon-accessory-set/-/A-51576472
I knew right away when I first saw this set that I wanted that little cart to be used for doll sized craft supplies. I used clear bead containers from Michaels and filled them with mini glitter bottles, buttons, ribbons, pom-poms, pony beads, brads, pipe cleaners, crayons, paints, and pencils.
Inspiration for our doll craft cart came from our real craft cart. Pictured below is one of our craft carts. It’s great that it can be wheeled from room to room for when it is needed. I never know which daughter will have it in her room and what she will be crafting up! I actually used to have a real aqua cart just like the doll version, but it got so much use that the wheels busted off!
As you can see, I store supplies in clear mason jars…just like the doll craft cart jars; this makes seeing what’s inside easy.
I created cute labels for the tops of each mason jar. The labels are brown paper labels and add a cute touch. I did not add labels to the jars on the doll cart because the jars are already so small and I didn’t want to take away from being able to visually see what was in them.
The dollhouse craft room is complete! Our Brandy doll is ready to get crafty! CRAFT ON!
*Stay tuned for the doll glue gun and Cricut supplies in upcoming posts.
Erika Harris says
So cute, Brandy! Our youngest daughter Katie would LOVE hanging out with you. She is obsessed with videos American Girl right now and makes “crafts” for them mainly using construction paper, glue and scotch tape.
Thanks Erika! Definitely let me know when you all are in town; we would love to have you over to play!
OUTSTANDING! Love your craft room; all the tiny details are fabulous!
Omg. Too cute : ) I adore this set up, therefore my dolls do too!
Gail B says
What an awesome project!! How imaginative! Thank you for sharing.
A printable re size lap top screen please?
Hi Riley! What would you like on your laptop screen? The two in the post?
Linda Reynolds says
Love it! Can you recreate the OG cart?
Hmmm…maybe? Let me think on it! 🙂
Mary H. says
I want to know where you got (or how you made) those tiny bottles of Elmer’s Glue.
The bottles are just printed images on cardstock for display only.