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!
This is just adorable. I just finished making a child sized bench inspired by your inspiration (that’s a lot of ‘inspirage’ going on!). I’m fighting with the Mud Pie sign at the moment, and that is my final step (trying to blow up to a larger size and have yet to figure this one out!!). Thanks so much for your precious projects!
Hi Jeanna! I just emailed you. I made a child sized Mud Pie Sign for you. I hope this helps your DIY project! Please email me pics when finished!
You are amazing! I’ll share as soon as complete! Thank you sooo much!
You are very welcome! 🙂
This is so cute! My daughter loves Wellie Wishers but I also bought a non-AG playhouse so would love to give this a whirl…..First time crafter but i am going to give it a shot! Can you tell me what glue you would recommend for this project?
Hi Joanne! I use wood glue. I use several brands. I believe I mentioned a specific one in the post. Thanks for your question.
Erika Lynum says
I made the mud kitchen. Thanks for taking the time the diy the original.
You are very welcome!
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Angel Miller says
Did you make the Bench also for the playhouse ?
No I did not make the bench. I have had it for several years. It was purchased from Payne Street Doll Boutique prior to their retirement. If you are a DIYer you can touch base with them; they often share their plans.
This set is awesome, seriously the wellie wisher stuff doesn’t seem worth their price like other American Girl items. This is a great option. I wonder why they didn’t make more items related to the book series or tv shows? It seems like a good age group for a dress-up chest, butterfly wings or a snow fort options. Will try tackling this first and then see how much my daughter’s “Willa” needs to xmas 🙂
Sarah and Eva says
Fantastic! I can see us crafting this in the near future. Thank you so much for sharing!
You are very welcome!
I was curious as to be final cost?
I would have to say somewhere around $12.
Claudia Verastegui says
Do you have the templates of the flowers and nuts you made?
I will apreciate if you can share them to us!!!!
Also the measurements of Emersons feet to waist and from her feet to knees,oh oh,and measurements of her boots please,please!!!
I am making the kitchen( thank you for the measurements),and the mud pies( thans for the templates),and trying to figure it out the measurements for the bench too.
I am happy with your WW crafts and wating for more!!!
I am floored by this! So adorable! Thank you so much! 🙂 I love that the stand can be used for other things too! Time to head to Michael’s!
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Claudia Verastegui says
Thank you,thank you,thank you!!
I just love your mud pies and now this kitchen,so so beautiful and easy to do!!!
Do you know the measurements of the AG mud kitchen???
Are you going to make the bench too???
Ohhhh,I will really love to see yours!!!
Linda Reynolds says
Brandy, this is just so cute. I like it better than the AG set! You can find the tin pails in white at Dollar Tree in the Wedding section, three pails for one dollar.
Thanks Linda! Good to know on the little white pails!
So cute! Thanks for sharing a link for those crates too, I can never find them around here for some reason. This stand could be used for so many different things.
Thanks Flo! I thought the stand could be reused for other things too; so glad I didn’t make the sign permanent.