How to Make American Girl Doll Furniture Out of Cardboard


So we’ve been collecting for footwear recently, and we sure piled up on the footwear packages! I won’t be throwing them out since I figured I would want to use them as quickly as I appear to have done. But I wanted to get innovative rather than sitting there for a task.

How to Make American Girl Doll Furniture Out of Cardboard

I’ve already created many designs, so I’ve got to take a few at the moment, or none of them will be completed! There is no clip for this project, but my directions will eventually help you build it. When I can’t make anything obvious, feel free to ask queries in the section.

Components Require

  • Pack sneakers
  • Cloth 
  • Quilt padding (I replaced it with an older rag bowl. Do not fear, this was safe. Scratched, but nice).
  • Scrap Carton
  • Scissors 
  • Thread or Machine
  • Strong Adhesive gun with additional hot glue


  1. If you’re not using those bins of shoes near you, why not go to a nearby shoe shop and see if they have something you like? I learned this technique because I wanted to get a few Christmas Kid Service footwear cases. I had no problem getting as many as I wanted from Payless!
  2. Turn on your cardboard box. The seat’s location should be this. Place the tossing or substitution on the chair and back. You may opt not to use anything other than the cardboard; I do not need to feel uneasy for my dolls! A bit of cushion is pleasant.
  3. Utilize your scrap waste to calculate how large you need your seat back towards being. Please ensure the rear is as long as the bench or a bit broader. You would not want to avoid it while you are connecting the arms. Choose your recycled packaging to calculate how massive your armrests are. 
  4. This person is saying that you may not need armchairs when you have accent seating. This is because when you weigh how large a backrest you like, you can add it up. Then, when you have trimmed it out, you can turn it over. Finally, you can incorporate batting on the backrest and chair away—lace and glue on armrests.
tossing or substitution


  • Your home should be a safe place. This means you shouldn’t have dangerous objects or items in an area where children can reach them without supervision. Keep the following materials away from kids: scissors, glue, and craft knives.
  • The cardboard needs to be cut into strips before it is folded over on itself for each step of construction–this will ensure that it holds its shape while being assembled and during use by your child’s American Girl doll!

Ensure all edges are smooth so no one gets hurt when playing with this furniture set.

  • When constructing the sofa bed, ensure no sharp folds are sticking out around the frame; they may poke someone who sits on it accidentally or cause discomfort otherwise (depending on the material).

Which Cloth is Best For this Process? 

The best fabric to use is cotton muslin; this material will allow the doll furniture to be softer and more durable. However, you can also choose a different cloth if desired as long as it has not been treated with any chemicals or dyes.

The reason for choosing these fabrics is because they breathe better than others, so your dolls won’t overheat in their new home! You may want to cut out two pieces of cardboard corresponding to the size rectangle needed for the chair seat. This step will ensure that you have enough material when sewing together.

Which Cardboard Is Best For This Process?

The cardboard you should use for most of this process is a heavy, corrugated type. It’s more durable and will resist bending as it gets folded up to create the furniture pieces that your American Girl doll needs! You can find corrugated cardboard at craft shops or boxes from other stores if they have ordered large quantities.

Which Cardboard Is Best For This Process?

If not, check out retailers online like Amazon or Google what types are best suited to make the particular shapes you need. Before you get started, the pieces come unfolded because folding these materials on their own leaves creases around every fold line, which could weaken the strength of each piece significantly after just one application.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, making these DIY doll pieces is not that difficult. All you need is a few things: some paper sheets, glue, scissors, pencils or markers, and your imagination!

You may read also –

  1. How to Make a Doll Blanket and Pillow
  2. How to Make Barbie Furniture Out of Recycled Items
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