DIY Recycled Doll Desk

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Hello friends! As you know, my daughter and I love to craft together. She comes up with lots of great ideas, and I just love being creative with her. The other day after a grocery shopping trip to Walmart, she asked if we could use some of the leftover boxes and packages to make furniture for her doll house. I thought it was such a cute idea, so we thought we’d share the DIY Recycled Doll Desk with y’all too!

Didn’t it turn out super cute? Can’t even tell it was a Nature Valley™ Crunchy Oats ‘n Honey Granola Bars box and one of the yogurt containers from the Yoplait® Original Fridge Pack turned doll desk and chair. Now that you’ve seen it, I bet you and your little girl want to make one too! 

First you want to head to your local Walmart and pick up some of your favorite General Mills foods. Some of our favorites are Honey Nut Cheerios™, Yoplait® Original Fridge Pack, Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks, Nature Valley™ Oats N Honey Granola Bars, and Totino’s™ Combination Pizza Party Pack. Bonus- when you purchase 5 participating items + scan the receipt with Box Tops for Education Bonus App, you earn $5 (50 Bonus Box Tops) towards your school (offer available through 1/31/18). 

Earn even more cash to help your school get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education® Bonus App. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school! It’s free and as easy. Here’s how it works:

  • Buy: Find offers. Buy Products.
  • Scan: Scan your receipt.
  • Earn Watch earnings stack up.

You can earn Bonus Box Tops in the Box Tops Bonus App in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clips and any other coupon, discount, store program or promotion. So be sure to cut out those Box Tops before you get your craft on!

Next, you’ll need tape measure/ruler, scissors, hot glue gun and glue, a pencil/marker, a razor blade, scrapbook paper, ribbon/lace, beads, and a ruler to get your recycled craft on. We measured the height of the desk to be 5 inches tall and 6 inches wide, because that’s what worked best with the size of doll/doll house we are working with (think 11.5 inch doll). We used one half of the Nature Valley™ Crunchy Oats ‘n Honey Granola Bars box for the desk, and set the other half aside for later. After measuring, cutting, and trimming the box, we covered it with scrapbook paper and hot glued on beads as the knobs. 

Didn’t it turn out so cute? Next we needed to make a chair, so we recycled a container from the Yoplait® Original Fridge Pack. We covered it with ribbon, paper, and lace and adhered everything with hot glue. 

Girly and pretty, perfect for my daughter’s doll house. 

Once we were finished did the he doll desk, we decide to make a recycled container to store all of our Box Tops! We used the other half of the Nature Valley™ Crunchy Oats ‘n Honey Granola Bars box, covered it in paper, and added glitter stickers and a slot to slip the Box Tops in. 

Now we have a cute place to keep them all so they don’t get lost or accidentally thrown away. 

Box Tops for Education is important to our family because education is important to our family. Although I no longer teach in the classroom anymore and I homeschool, we still support our local schools. Plus, my husband is a high school culinary arts teacher, so education ranks high in our home. 

Recycling is also important to us! So get creative with your ‘trash’ before you discard it! We had so much fun working together on these projects that it turned out to fit right in line with our goal of “less things, more experiences” this year. Get creative with your kids while also collecting those Box Tops for Education. 

Head to your local Walmart for participating General Mills products and download the Box Tops App (iTunes and Google Play) so that you can earn money for your schools too! 

Do you collect Box Tops too? What kinds of crafts are your kids’ favorites?

DIY Wooden Travel Dollhouse

Hey there makers! I am stopping by today to share a great summer project with you. With all the summer vacationing and trips, I thought this DIY Wooden Travel Dollhouse would be great for little girls! Using a We Made It Jennifer Garner kit and a few craft supplies, you can make one too.

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This wooden treasure box has 3 separate compartments and a sliding, transparent lid. After we decided to turn it into a travel dollhouse, we collected scrapbook paper, felt, pom poms, knobs, trim, Mod Podge, hot glue, a tape measure/ruler, scissors or paper cutter, etc. and got to work.

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We measured out the compartments, cut the paper and felt to fit, and Mod Podged or hot glued them into place. Then we added trim and knobs- also known as crown molding and chandeliers in dollhouse world. Using wooden pieces and a pom pom, we made a table and a potted plant to accessorize. Our peg dolls were ready to play! We made a bedroom, a ballroom, and a garden for Cinderella and Prince Charming. 

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Everything fits nice and neat inside with the lid on, making it easy for travel. 

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My daughter has had so much fun playing with her DIY Wooden Travel Dollhouse. We can’t wait to take it on our next road trip and our next camping trip we have planned. It’s also the perfect size for her Disney Princess Magiclip dolls, which have been visiting the dollhouse too.

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I have a feeling that this dollhouse will be getting LOTS of play! 

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To make your own and to check out the other awesome kits in the We Made It Jennifer Garner line, head to your local Jo-Ann Store. Be sure to check out the We Made It Jennifer Garner Sweepstakes too!

What types of things do you bring to entertain the kids when you travel? Let us know in the comments!

 

This post was sponsored by Jo-Ann but all opinions and ideas are 100% my own. I only share products and ideas that I love and I think my readers will love too!