I love the dollar bins in every store. Don’t we all! Don’t you kinda feel like you are sticking it to the man when you get something from that section? (Or am I the only one?) My crafty friends and I got together and created the Dollar Bin Challenge! We each picked up the same thing from the dollar bin at target and tried to outdo each other with our creativity! I came up with this fantastic baby doll bed. It is EASY to make and Tessa loves it!
1. You’ll start with the “bed frame.” I decided to go with a brass bed style frame. I used metallic permanent markers. But you can just as easily do a wooden frame with a brown marker. I did the big top circles first. Then used the ruler to create straight lines to the bottom and across for the base of the bed.
2. Then you’ll go ahead and color in a mattress and pillow. I also drew a simple bed skirt… I mean our baby doll isn’t being raised in a barn!
The $3 doll (also from target) is the perfect fit for this bed. I love this size doll for toddlers.
I feel like this bed is pretty cute as is! But let’s say your baby doll is complaining about a bad back and you want to offer her a life of luxury. We all want the best for our children!
Then you can whip up bedding with some fabric scraps.
For the Mattress: Cut two pieces of fabric 6×8”. Place the right sides together and sew a 1/4” around the rectangle, leaving a 2” gap for turning. Turn. Stuff – I use the stuffing from old pillows. Then sew up the open seam.
For the pillow: Follow the directions above with two pieces of 4×6” fabric.
For the comforter: I had a cute quilted hoop that I repurposed for this comforter, finished dimensions should be about 6×7”. You can sew something or pick up find a fun hot pot holder!
I also made a throw pillow from scraps. That tiny little thing brings a smile to my face!
Isn’t this the cutest holiday gift? I want to make a few more for the little girls in my life for Christmas! Tess has been carrying hers around since I gave it to her… and she puts the baby doll bed next to her bet at night.
Now visit to the other Dollar Store Challenge gals!
From top left:
Thankful cards and basket from Life with Lovebugs.
Organization center from Simply Creative Ways.
Chalkboard succulent box from Pandora’s Craft Box.
My lil’ babydoll bed!
Succulent garden hostess gift from DIY Inspired.
Creativity Corner on a budget from Zoo Cutie Printables.