Yesterday morning Emma came out looking like this:
She had hung all of her doll clothes on hangers, and wanted to know where she could keep them. It was time for a DIY armoire for doll clothes! I pulled a box out of the garage, took it apart, and cut off a couple of flaps so that it looked like this:
I cut a couple of holes in the sides near the top, and stuck a cardboard tube I had been saving for the perfect project. Emma added her clothes:
I like that it has a carry tab in the top so that it can easily be transported from room to room, but my favorite feature is the hours of entertainment it has already provided for my children. Hooray for cardboard!
It does look a bit bare – maybe Emma will glue some of her decoupage pieces to the outside as suggested by Katherine. Also, any ideas for keeping the doors shut?
Update: a reader suggested using a button and elastic to keep the door shut. Fantastic solution! Thank you, Jenn M.!
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
15 thoughts on “DIY armoire for doll clothes”
What about a cute flower/heart button and a small piece of thin elastic? Button would be easy to sew onto the cardboard and same with elastic. Make a little loop closure. ??? :) Love the idea though, going to make one for my little one as well! Thanks
What a brilliant solution! Thanks for the idea!
Velcro is always a crafter’s best friend for closing it!
Brilliant – thank you!!!
Oh, I love this!
Thank you! :D
wow – what a great idea!!! I absolutely love coming to your blog to see what you create for your kids on a daily basis :) You give me lots of ideas (now if i can only set aside some time and work on some of these projects – lol!)
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This is an ingenious idea! As soon as I saw it I thought it would be a great idea to put her cutouts on it.
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That’s such a great idea! Love it!
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Bravo to your quick thinking!
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I am always amazed with your DIY creativity – this is a great armoire. I bet Emma loves it.
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very cute :-)
That picture of Emma with her doll’s clothes on hangers is priceless! What a cute expression! :) And what a clever mama to create the perfect piece of doll-sized furniture. :)
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What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! We have plenty of doll clothes lying around!
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