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DIY armoire for doll clothes

cardboard armoire for doll clothes

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:

cardboard box ready to be folded into an armoire shape

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:

doll clothes wardrobe

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 at Mama Smiles
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MaryAnne 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”

  1. 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

  2. Jackie @ 3 Little Ones

    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!)
    .-= Jackie @ 3 Little Ones´s last blog ..Domestically Green Giveaway Ends Friday 7-9- =-.

  3. I am always amazed with your DIY creativity – this is a great armoire. I bet Emma loves it.
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..StArt – The Little Squeegy Bug =-.

  4. Elisa | blissfulE

    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. :)
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..drummer girl =-.

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