Hey all! So, I may or may not spend most of my day on Pinterest. And from this time I may or may not spend looking for American Girl Doll things, I have found plenty of tips, tricks, and fun ideas, specifically for accessories! But, this DIY list has a twist: they’re all made from baby items!!
- Swaddles for babies work as sleeping bags! You can adjust them as you wish, but I just add a pillow, and put my doll inside! You can even flip it so the Velcro and such is on the bottom, and it’ll work super well. You can find these at resale shops for cheap!
- Preemie sized sleepers work pretty awesomely as footie PJs! Look for some at a resale shop, since they’ll be shrunk a tiny bit, and will also be cheaper if you don’t already own any!
- If you fold those thin blankets, or cut them, you can make perfectly sized AG doll blankets, towels, and sheets! If you roll them up/fold them just right, they can be pillows too! I recommend getting them in packs at Walmart, since they are extremely cheap, and you’ll have a matching set to make bedding out of!
- You can transform baby clothes using a sewing machine! Here is a DIY for tiny and preemie clothes turned into cardigans and sweatshirts, and one for nightgowns, and another for pants, socks, hats, and scarves!
- Headbands and bows for babies work great for 18 inch dolls! For the headbands that are to big, you can cut and sew them to size. They make special tiny bows for newborns as well, and those fit dolls perfectly!
- Super tiny baby stuffies are cool toys and such for your doll! If you have an old mobile with those stuffies on them, you can put them off and remove the ribbon that attached them to the mobile. Place them on your doll’s bed, or in a basket in their room.
- Preemie hats fit dolls pretty well, and newborn+ can usually be cut and sewn down to size!
- Burp cloths/wash cloths can be used as dolly towels, and if they’re too small, you can sew two of the same coloured cloths together to make a big towel that you can wrap around your doll.
I hope you can use and enjoy these tips! Have fun Doll Mama/Dada!