HOW TO EASILY make one yourself….
A few months ago, I reached out to a local doll club via email and inquired about joining. They have been kind enough to invite me to 2 meetings so far. I am so thrilled to be invited to another this Saturday. The meetings include show & tell and a theme. This time the theme is “What Does a Baby Need? Baby Doll Accessories from Antique to Today”. I only have one cheap little dollarstore babydoll that sings when you press on her stomach….but she’s adorable! She sings “I got rhythm, I got soul, I’m happy when I rock and roll! Spotlight shine on me! I’m a rock and roll-er bayyy-bee!” Then at the end she says “I’m a rock and roller baby!”. She could use some accessories! I decide to make her a diaper changing station.
I’m starting with some recycled/upcycled boxes I use for shipping.
I cut off some tabs and add some wooden Popsicle sticks with a glue gun. I sand the edges of the boxes a bit to make them smooth and easier to paint.
This recycled Ipsy shipping envelop has a nice “padded” feeling. I’m always looking for reasons to use it because it’s such a pretty pink metallic color.
I will use push pins for the legs and the knobs. I was lucky enough to find some that look like wood and they are a little larger than normal but any color and any size works. Clear ones are always good. I took some small wire cutters and pulled the pins out and I’m left with only the plastic piece. They won’t poke anybody and they are easier to glue on.
I paint the boxes black with acrylic paint and add some polka dots (my favorite). I got lazy and didn’t paint the inside of the boxes before I assembled them so I’m just going to paint the inside of the drawers as far as my little paint brush will allow. No big deal.
I measured around the top bars to add a crib liner. The dimensions are 9″x6″x2″. I sew one ong 21″ tube, turn it inside out, and fill it with a tiny bit of stuffing and I flatten it as much as possible. Then I sewed 4 ribbons on where it will attach to the bars..
And I’m done…I’m loving it! There is an optional gift exchange on Saturday in celebration of a National Doll Day so I’m going to give it away! So exciting!
Project Duration: approx 2.5 hours
Skill Level: Easy
I would LOVE to see how yours turns out! Please share your pics with me!