Kendall is putting the last finishing touches on the Wellies Wishers new DIY Mud Pie Kitchen! I think Emerson is going to do a dance for joy! In a previous post I showed you how to make your own DIY Wellie Wisher Mud Pies. Those mud pies needed a little kitchen. My daughters and I love the new Wellie Wisher line from American Girl. To our disappointment a lot of cool accessories for the Wellies can only be obtained by purchasing the WW Playhouse. The playhouse it super cute…but due to expense and doll-room available space we decided to revamp Kit’s treehouse into a Wellie Wisher playhouse. With a few wood pieces and paint you can create your own mud pie kitchen!
Below are a few pics of the mud pie kitchen that American Girl is providing.
You will need two small would crates, two 1/2 inch rectangular wood dowels, flat piece of wood large enough to cover top of crate (for countertop), a patterned wood die cut for center…I chose an oval shape. This oval measured 3-1/2 inches wide by 5 inches long. The crates I used can be found here: http://forcraftssake.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22&products_id=4 . You can also use the wood crates from Michaels. All of my other wood materials were purchased from Michaels. Sand all wood pieces before painting.
These wood pieces can easily and quickly be cut with a fine tooth hand coping saw or Xacto knife. Each dowel was cut to 13-1/2 inches. The flat piece of wood for the countertop was cut to 6-3/4 inch wide, it was kept at 4 inches deep. You will also need to cut a back brace from the dowels at 5-1/4 inches. All of these measurements fit these particular crates. If using a smaller crate make adjustments in your measurements…just eye it up and have fun! Sand all pieces. Paint pieces individually. I used Rustoleum Spray paint in Satin Green Apple found at Home Depot.
Once paint is dry, glue the two crates together…one on top of the other with wood glue. The wood glue I use is by Loctite called Wood Worx Wood Adhesive and can be found at Lowes.
Now glue the side posts. Once side posts are dry, glue the center back brace in place. (Tip: measure, cut, and paint back brace after side posts are glued in place to make sure you have just the right fit) Once brace is dry, center oval die-cut and glue in place. Let Dry.
Now that the wood construction is over it is time to have fun with the accessories!
I did not want to make a permanent sign for this stand….just in case my daughters wanted to use it for something else later. I decided to print off an image, laminate it, and attach with poster putty. I know all printers are different but I tried my best to get the background green to match the paint. If you get in a bind and need a different sized image, email me and I’ll try to make something work for you. Here is the Mud Pie sign. I put a few to a sheet in case you made a mistake cutting out the image. Mud Pie Sign
I used command hooks under the sign to hang measuring spoons and cookie cutters (from an OG baking set). Oh yes…the dolls can make mud cookies too! 🙂
I made this craft easy and decided not to create a hole for a sink. I used a tin pail (a favor from a wedding) as the sink…or you could use a pinch bowl or other small container. The shovel and rake are from an OG garden set. The basket is from a table favor. To see how to make the mud pies see here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/how-to-make-wellie-wisher-mud-pies/ .
All flowers were made from felt scraps! Sharpie markers were used to draw flower images and add details.
Willa is ready for some outdoor fun in the sun! Time for mud pies in their new kitchen! Craft on!