DIY American Girl Ballet Shoes from Rainbow Loom Bands

Make your 18 inch dolls a cute pair of American Girl Ballet Shoes. These are made entirely from pink Rainbow Loom bands. Quick and Easy!

My girls are still totally obsessed with Rainbow Loom crafts.  They have moved on from bracelets and are making lots of 3D crafts, like little dolls and charms.  Did you know that you can even use Rainbow Loom bands to make accessories for your dolls?  Watch the video below to make cute pink American Girl Ballet Shoes for your 18 inch dolls. Supplies needed: 350 Pink Rainbow Loom Bands Size H Crochet Hook DIY American Girl Ballet Shoes from Rainbow Loom Bands If you end up making these American Girl Ballet Shoes, be sure to leave me a comment below to let me know how they turned out.  Happy Crafting!

18 inch Doll Winter Hat ~ Free Crochet Pattern


I designed this pretty winter hat as a Christmas present for my daughter.  The hat was rather plain on its own, but a simple crocheted flower is just the thing to jazz it up a bit. I thought I would put this free crochet pattern online so others could make it too.  It works up really quickly and is a great pattern for beginning crocheters!  Maybe you could use it to teach your daughter or granddaughter to crochet 18 inch Doll Winter Hat Crochet Pattern Materials Needed: Worsted weight yarn in cream (for the hat) and your choice of color for the flower H Size Crochet Hook (I like these crochet hooks from Crochet Dude because they are padded and comfortable to work with) (1) Button – 1/2″ to 3/4″ in size Tapestry Needle Scissors Abbreviations used sc – single crochet dc – double crochet tc – treble crochet st … Continue reading

Make an American Girl Headband – Free Plastic Canvas Pattern

Make a quick and easy American Girl Headband for 18 inch dolls using plastic canvas. This is a great project to work on with your daughter.	American Girl

While I love crafting for my daughters’ American Girl dolls, I also enjoy crafting with my daughters.  At their age though, the crafts have to be fairly simple and completed in one session so they don’t lose interest.   I have been teaching them to sew using plastic canvas so I came up with a simple project that the girls can make by themselves.  Keep reading to see how you can make a quick and easy American Girl doll headband crafted from plastic canvas. These work up super quick.  My daughters finished theirs in about a half an hour so this was perfect for their attention spans. Miss S and Miss A were so proud of themselves for making the doll headbands all on their own. They are already asking what they can make next. These are so easy to make, you can make several to coordinate with different outfits. … Continue reading

American Girl Doll School Fun Finds

american girl doll school supplies

It’s back to school time!  This is always such a fun time of year with new clothes and supplies, seeing old friends, and of course getting back into the classroom.  Back to school time is also a great time for some fun doll play.  So I thought I would share some of my daughters’ favorite American Girl Doll School fun finds for this year. American Girl Doll School Playset For those serious about school doll play, I highly recommend the American Girl Doll School Book/Playset.  For the money, you get a lot of play out of it. It comes with everything you need to set up a fun AG doll school from classroom decorations, to report cards, to other cute doll-sized school supplies.  Your little girl will get hours and hours of play out of this set! American Girl Doll Desk Of course if  you want to have a doll … Continue reading

Hearts Galore Doll Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Hearts Galore Doll Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Valentines Day will soon be here!  Get your dolls all dressed for the occasion with this Hearts Galore Doll Scarf Free Crochet Pattern. Yesterday I shared with you a simple Valentines Day Doll Headband Earwarmer Crochet Pattern.  You may have seen a cute heart scarf in the pictures on that post.  So today I want to share that pattern with you. Remember the little heart embellishment on the headband earwarmer?  Well you are going to be making a lot of those and then sewing them together to make your scarf. Materials needed to make this Hearts Galore Doll Scarf Free Crochet Pattern Size F Crochet Hook – I like this crochet hook from Crochet Dude as it has a padded comfort grip. Red Worsted Weight Yarn (or the color of your choice) Yarn needle Scissors Hearts Galore Doll Scarf Free Crochet Pattern For each crocheted heart: With red yarn, Ch 2.  (Work all stitches … Continue reading

Valentine Doll Headband Earwarmer Crochet Pattern

doll headband earwarmer crochet pattern

Keep your dolls warm with this cute Valentine Doll Headband Earwarmer crochet pattern.  It’s simple enough for a beginning crocheter as long as you know the basics. With Valentines Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share a couple of Valentine’s Day doll crafts with my readers.  Over the weekend, I was doing some crocheting for my daughters’ dolls and came up with this Valentine Doll Headband Earwarmer crochet pattern. It is quick and easy to complete. I made about 4 of them in a couple of hours, trying to get the pattern just right. Materials needed to complete the Valentine Doll Headband Earwarmer crochet pattern Size F Crochet hook (I like these padded crochet hooks from Crochet Dude) Worsted weight yarn in white and red (or colors of your choice) Yarn needle Scissors Terms used in the pattern dc – double crochet hdc – half double crochet sc – single crochet … Continue reading

Make Doll Clothes Hangers From Plastic Canvas

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Today I would like to share with you a free plastic canvas pattern to make doll clothes hangers for all your 18 inch doll clothing. These are quick and easy to make. There is a great video on YouTube showing how to make doll clothes hangers from heavy wire.  I tried it but the wire was difficult to twist and I didn’t like that the end of the wire had the potential to snag clothes no matter how tightly I got it twisted.  So I decided to use a different material. I have seen Barbie doll hangers in the past made from plastic canvas.  So I thought why not make one that is a little bit bigger to use in the doll clothes armoire my husband made for me. One thickness of plastic canvas isn’t quite sturdy enough to handle some of the heavier AG doll clothes.  However, by using … Continue reading

Doll Cast Iron Skillet

doll cast iron skillet

Every dolly cook needs a good doll cast iron skillet in her kitchen.  I found mine at a local Cracker Barrel Restaurant and it made a great addition to the kitchen display I am putting together. You might also be able to find a doll cast iron skillet at your local sporting goods store.  I have seen them at Gander Mountain and Bass Pro shops.  They are commonly sold as spoon rests.  At just 3.5 inches in diameter, they are the perfect size for 18 inch dolls. If you are unable to find them locally, you can find them on Amazon. Miniature Cast Iron Skillet MORE INFO You will have to excuse the state of my doll stove! It is a fixer-upper Wolverine tin stove I purchased for a steal on eBay and I just haven’t had the chance to refinish it yet. A doll cast iron skillet is just … Continue reading

Make a Doll Clothes Armoire

Make a Doll Clothes Armoire to organize your doll clothes and accessories

Do you need a way to organize your doll clothes and accessories? This project to make a doll clothes armoire might be just what you need to keep everything neat and tidy. Most of what I make is for my daughters, but I do have a couple of AG dolls myself. So I have long wanted to make a doll clothes armoire to store clothes I have made and bought for myself. Since it is for storage only, I don’t mind if it is the correct scale for dolls.  My main concern is plenty of storage space.  (If you are looking for an armoire that is the right scale for doll play, I highly recommend the Victorian Wardrobe Armoire from The Queen’s Treasures.) Make a Doll Clothes Armoire I started with a ClosetMaid 2 Door Stackable Organizer in white. With a few modifications, it makes a great place to store … Continue reading

Make a New Year Tiara for your Doll

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The New Year is almost here! It is quick and easy to make a New Year Tiara for your doll from just a few simple craft supplies. After all, your dolls will want to join in on the fun too! This AG doll craft is a great one for kids to make on their own, especially if you use white glue instead of the glue gun. If you opt for using a glue gun, which speeds things up a bit, then there will need to be adult supervision. Materials needed to make a New Year Tiara for your doll 2 – 12 inch Pipe Cleaners (I used white, but it would be even better to match the pipe cleaner to the color of your beads.) Mini Pony Beads in the color(s) of your choice.  (I used yellow for the numbers and orange for the band.) Glue Gun or white glue … Continue reading