Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Simple and inexpensive doll bed YOU can make

Just in time for Christmas :-)  Here is a picture tutorial for making a very simple and inexpensive doll bed for your favorite girl.  The bed requires no woodworking skills (I certainly don't have any), and uses inexpensive wood turnings available at any craft store.  I purchased most of my pieces from Michaels.  Here is the link to the picture tutorial to make this bed:

Simple and inexpensive doll bed from wood turnings

Some additional pictures of the bed in process.  Enjoy!

Trying out the pieces before gluing

The pieces selected

The bed stained, glued, and varnished

A cozy bed for Pocket Spirit Catherine.  You can also make a nifty dress form with wood turnings as well :-)

18 comments:

  1. Well, now, I'd like to sleep in a bed like this one, only in MY size!

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  2. What a darling bed! My Honey made doll beds for our four granddaughter's 18" dolls. I crocheted the covers and pillows and we made mattresses out of foam covered with white pillowcases. They were some of the best gifts the girls ever got.

    Yours is just precious. What a darling size.

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  3. Each time I visit your blog, I fall more and more into your beautiful world of polyfil and fiber.
    Another magnificent miniature that just makes me want to move right in.
    Brava!

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  4. Eeeks and I haven't said eeeks in a long time! This is so utterly adorable and I am Thrilled you shared how to make one! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

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  5. Smart ide :-)
    And wery beatifulle dolls :-)

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  6. Owh my god what lovely beth,so cut made.I'm very excited when you've got new dollstuff made.Please hop over to my blog i made a new creature.
    http://fotoshopperjackske.blogspot.com/

    grtz jacqueline

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  7. Love, Love, Love it, I love coming to your blog and finding wonderful crafting projects. Thank you so much for your dedication to crafting, especially crochet.
    Connie

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  8. Thank each and every one of you for your good words. All of you help to keep handmade, made-from-the-heart items alive, and I'm very grateful that you do :-)

    Beth

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  9. No words!!!! It is a little jewel!

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  10. OH you just gave me a wonderfull idea for my Dowling Darlings,to make a bed for them out of dowlings thankyou thankyou thankyou you are so insperational...Diane

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  11. Diane, what a nice thing to say :-)

    Thanks you so much, and thank you also to melafragola and Jannett

    Beth

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  12. You are so talented, Beth! What a great project. I must say, I love Catherine's outfit. She's a lucky girl!

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  13. Thank-you Lisa; I thought of you when I chose the colors for her dress :-)

    Beth

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  14. This is so, so beautiful! I wish the craft store was open RIGHT NOW! I need to go get a frame and some little wood turnings right now! You are so brilliant! Thank you for sharing your brilliance with the rest of the world!

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