Allison has been asking for a doll bed for her American Girl Dolls for quite some time. I've priced these beds and even the generic beds can run $50 or more! I just can't shell out that kind of money for a doll bed. She did get crafty and made up a makeshift doll bed out of an old shoe box decorated with paper, but it's starting to fall apart. Thanks to Pinterest, I found this American Girl Farmhouse Doll Bed Pattern from Ana White.
I sent the husband to Home Depot for the wood, and with a little over an hours worth of work, a new doll bed was crafted. The grand total? Right about $25. That's a combined total for the wood, paint, and foam mattress. I also made 2 pillows and a few fleece blankets for the bed for less than $5 thanks to some fabulous sales at Joanne's. I did have grand dreams of making a cute quilt for the bed, but when we lost power for 2 days, my crafting time was pretty much eliminated, so I had to scrap that idea. Maybe I'll work on one when when Christmas break is over and the kids go back to school.
Have you made any cool crafts found from Pinterest or blog hops lately?