Make a New Year Tiara for your Doll

doll new year tiara

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

Make your AG Doll an Easter Basket

18 inch doll Easter basket

About this time last year, my daughters informed me that their AG dolls needed an Easter basket.  So I set to work designing one from plastic canvas.  Since Easter is fast approaching, I thought I would share it here. The 18 inch doll Easter Basket works up really quick and doesn’t require much plastic canvas or yarn.  It is an easy enough pattern that young girls can make it by themselves with a little guidance.  I have found that plastic canvas projects are wonderful for teaching young girls sewing basics.  This particular pattern uses a stitch pattern that simulates basket weaving so the finished baskets turn out so cute! I have the pattern hosted over at Squidoo.  So click the link below to access the free plastic canvas pattern and tutorial. 18 inch Doll Easter Basket

15 Minute Doll Headband Tutorial

doll headband

I make a lot of clothes for my daughters’ dolls.  If I have enough fabric left over, I like to also make matching hair accessories.  With just a small piece of fabric and 15 minutes, you can have a cute matching American Girl doll headband. First cut a piece of fabric 3″ x 10″.  I like to use a disappearing ink pen to mark the fabric to make sure it is uniform in size. Turn in 1/2 inch on the short edges and press.  Optionally baste to hold in place. Pin right sides together and stitch down long side.  Press seam open. Turn right side out.  (A large safety pin is helpful for this task.) Press with seam running down the middle of the doll headband. Cut a 4″ piece of 1/2″ elastic.  (All I had on hand was 1/4″ elastic and that works too!) Insert elastic into one end … Continue reading