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 doll clothes and accessories that aren’t being used. The only other thing you need is a tension rod. We used a dowel rod and a drill as my husband likes to play with his tools! I recommend the tension rod though as it is way easier and there are no power tools involved that way.
Assemble the organizer according to directions. You will only use one of the shelves. Set the brackets up at the top holes and insert one of the shelves. Then place the tension rod a few inches below. You are all ready to hang your doll clothes and get organized! I love that the cabinet has magnets at the top to keep the doors closed.
To make the clothes rod a little more stable, we used a 1/2 inch dowel rod and a drill with a Forstner bit. This allows you to drill a recessed hole in the armoire walls.
We then inserted the dowel rod and finished the assembly. If you go this route, you will want to drill 2 inches down from the shelf and exactly in the middle. Be sure to measure accurately so the rod is level. When you are finished, the rod won’t be able to be removed, but you won’t have to worry about the weight of the clothes pulling it down either.
Need hangers to go in your doll clothes armoire? Be sure to check out my tutorial for how to make doll clothes hangers from plastic canvas.
If you make a doll clothes armoire, I would love to see pictures. So tell me… How do you keep your doll clothes and accessories organized?