DIY American Girl Doll Furniture

DIY American Girl Doll Furniture.  I am always impressed by the parents and children who make their own play accessories.  It may be a jet-pack, a costume, or your own doll furniture.  American Girl Dolls (click here) themselves are super expensive; however, you have several options for making some of their furniture for great unplugged pretend play.  This set would work for any 18″ doll.

18" Doll Desk to make yourself

I had a great time helping my friend make a fun DIY American Girl Doll Desk Set desk set for her daughter’s birthday.  She wanted new furniture and found this amazing site that showed us how to do it (click here: MyFroggyWorld).   If you like DIY projects and have little girls, this will pull you in – great photos and videos!  The key to this process is patience.
 Supplies for your American Girl Doll desk, stool, and chalkboard:  

American Girl Desk - DIY Above Photos:

1.  Supplies

2. Final set all glued together and painted

3. Mini Chalkboard – draw lines on the chalkboard with pencil.  Write the alphabet with a paint pen.

4.  Felt board – glue a piece of felt on the back on the chalkboard.

stool for an 18" doll, you can make it yourself
Look what’s hiding inside the doll’s stool…. glasses, a ball, a small etch-a-sketch, and the felt board pieces!  I found the glasses and ball at Michaels.  The etch-a-sketch key chain toy found at Five Below.

There you have it!  A simple DIY Doll Desk Set for any 18″ doll.

Kristen’s background is in elementary education, crafts and raising boys!  Busy kids are those engaged in fun, practical, and purposeful activities in their daily life.  

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Kristen is a Reading Specialist who currently works with children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. She is the blogger behind Busy Kids Happy Mom, a site dedicated to fun, practical, and purposeful activities to do with your kids. Follow Kristen on Facebook, Pinterest, and subscribe for updates.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait to try this one out! Thanks so much for posting. Looks like my kind of job!

  2. I love this! looks like a new project to try out for sure!

  3. WOW! This is fantastic! I am going to share it with my readers and may even make one for our dolls once I pick up the supplies.

  4. This is so cute! I’m pinning this and hoping to make two for my girls for Christmas! Thanks so much for the great idea!

  5. This really turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is so adorable. I can’t find the round box. Where did you buy it?

  7. We watched the video from Froggie and saw they made chairs with backs. Do your dolls sit well on the chair you made? We love the storage idea but are concerned that the dolls will fall over backwards without a back. Do you have that trouble? Thanks for the help!

  8. Hi Friends – Let’s see if I can answer some of the questions. The chair (box) was found at JoAnn Fabrics. It’s in the wood section. Can a doll sit on it? Yes, but it works best if it’s near the wall. :) It’s also super for accessory storage.

    Have a great day! Kristen @



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