DIY Doll Bed |Keeping it Real

Monday, April 17, 2017

DIY Doll Bed

I hope you've had a lovely Easter!

We've been enjoying the good weather, but the long weekend also allowed me to finish a couple of projects that had been pending for a while. One of them was a bed (another one) for my kid's gazillion dolls and stuffed animals. 

DIY Doll Bed


Sorry, no tutorial this time, I just winged it as I went along, but basically I transformed this (a small wooden crate that came with strawberries - hence the red stains): 

DIY Doll Bed

Into this: 

DIY Doll Bed


I lined the interior with batting and then a quilted fabric (leftover from another project) and covered the bottom and sides of the crate with dark blue felt.Here are a couple of pictures from the work in progress: 

DIY Doll Bed

DIY Doll Bed

Part of it was glued, the rest was sewn in place. Then I just added a comforter (I originally bought this fabric to make a pillow cover but never got round to it):

DIY Doll Bed

DIY Doll Bed


And a pillow too. Here's the complete set:

 DIY Doll Bed

As per the request of my kids, I made it so that the bed can be used either horizontally or vertically:

DIY Doll Bed

DIY Doll Bed

That way they can use it for Barbie dolls but also for the smaller stuffed animals:

DIY Doll Bed

DIY Doll Bed


Overall, this was a fun project to tackle, especially since the kids were involved choosing the fabrics and deciding on the size of the pillow and the comforter. And since the crate was free and all materials came from my stash, it was pretty inexpensive too. Here is the new bed side by side with another one I've made in a very similar way:

DIY Doll Bed



Other doll beds I've made in the past:

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/05/old-basket-to-doll-bed-upcycle.htmlhttp://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2014/11/tha-handmade-christmas-doll-bed.html


Happy Monday!

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11 comments:

  1. Cute doll bed, takes me back to when I played with dolls and was always making beds, I remember making them with the large oatmeal containers into cradels. THanks for hosting, have a great week!
    Karren

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    1. Thank you Karren! My kids seem to need a bed for each one of their toys. One of these days their rooms will start to look like hotels, with all the beds lined up...

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  2. Great idea to make the bed to accomodate different sized toys. Looks great and I bet it will be well used.

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    1. Thank you Pam! Yes, they've been paying with it all week, so I'm pretty sure it will be a hit for a long time.

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  3. That is so unbelievably cute! I am showing this to my daughter this afternoon. She would absolutely love it!

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    1. Thank you, If you show it to your daughter, though, be prepared to be asked for one too. That's usually what my kids do when I show them anything cute I find online...

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  4. Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW DIY party

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  5. That is cute! I will do that with my girls. Thank you for sharing this over at Blogger Spotlight! I will be featuring you tomorrow, hope to see you again. Pinned!

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    1. Thank you! I'll be there for sure!

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  6. This is so cute! I can't wait for my daughter to get a little bigger. Right now we're at the smash dolls around toddler phase. I'm hoping one day we can actually do fun stuff like this. Thanks for linking up to #fridayfrivolity! Xx

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