May 03, 2022

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How To Make A Raised Garden Bed For Dolls

Spring is officially here!!! The winter wait is always tough, but now we can go outside and garden! If your dolls are excited about growing things like we are, then try out this tutorial to make them a raised garden bed for their backyard. Decorate yours like we did, or you can use stickers or paint to create a fun decorative box. Which of your dolls has a green thumb? What would they plant in their garden?

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Supplies Needed:

• Cereal box
• Additional cardboard pieces
• Wood-look scrapbook paper (we used 3 - 12x12 sheets)
• Brown felt (we used 1 sheet)
• Faux greenery or green construction paper to cut plants shapes from
• Hot glue and glue gun
• Craft glue
• Scissors
• Craft knife (optional)
• Ruler
• Pencil or pen
• Wire cutters if using faux greenery
• Something sharp to poke holes with (we used a seam ripper and a wooden skewer)

Ok, Let's Get Started!

Step 1: Using your ruler and pencil, draw an evenly spaced rectangle on the top of your cereal box. We left a 1.25 inch border around the top of ours, but your box may be bigger or smaller. Just measure out what looks best to you. Cut out this rectangle, keeping the whole shape intact. We used our scissors but you could also use a craft knife.



Step 2: Cover your box on the top and all sides with the wood-look paper. Try to use one solid sheet for the top, and cut an X shape to make the opening, then fold those triangles down into the box.



Once your box is covered on all sides, cut strips of paper as tall as your box, and insert them on the inside of the box, gluing in place, to create solid sides inside the box.


 

Step 3: Next we are going to cover the cut out piece of rectangle from the cereal box with the brown felt. But FIRST you are going to need to trim down the sides of this rectangle to make sure that once it is covered in felt, it will still fit inside the original cut out opening. We had to trim ours down 1/8 – ¼ inch on all sides, but your felt may be thinner or thicker than ours. But you do want a close fit; make sure there are no gaps. We used hot glue to glue our felt to the top and then wrap around the sides and corners of our cardboard piece.

Set aside the felt-wrapped cardboard for now. 


 

Step 4: Using the extra pieces of cardboard, cut pieces almost as tall and wide as your box. Our box was 3 inches deep so we cut ours 2.75 inches tall, but weren’t as exact with the length. Glue these to the bottom of the box, thin sides up, to create a platform for your brown felt.

Step 5: Now we are going to poke holes in our “dirt” for the small plants we have “growing”. Mark evenly spaced holes along the felt. We made three rows. We started by using our seam ripper to poke the holes, then came back and made them all a little bigger with a wooden skewer.

 

Step 6: Now cut little pieces of greenery from your faux greenery. We chose a faux greenery piece that had several different kinds of colors on it so we could have more than one type of plant. If you are using construction paper, cut out little seedling shaped plants.

Stick your plants into your holes, and glue or hot glue on the reverse side to keep them in place.

Once you are happy with all your plants, set the “dirt” in your raised bed with the plants on top, and you have a wonderful little garden started for your dolls to tend to. 

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Thanks everyone!

For aleksandrajones, @forofsuch

The dolls pictured are wearing the Forever 18 inches Flirty Boho Blouse, Liberty Jane Capris, Free T-shirt for 14.5" dolls, and the Jeans for Ruby Red Fashion Friends.

 


 

 

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We’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment and tell us,  What would you plant in your garden Flowers or Veggies or both?

 


100 Comments

Holly
Holly

May 10, 2022

Definitely veggies…I love flowers but I’m more of a wildflower girl so anything in formal beds would be veg or herbs

Joanne
Joanne

May 09, 2022

I’d plant veggies!

Sam
Sam

May 07, 2022

I’d plant both flowers and veggies

Donna
Donna

May 07, 2022

I would plant both, the right flowers will attract more bees and help set our vegetable plant flower!

Piroska
Piroska

May 07, 2022

I would plant some herbs and strawberries.

Anne C-E
Anne C-E

May 07, 2022

I love herbs so I would have my girls Plant culinary herbs and perhaps some companion herbs like Rosemary to keep pests away.!

Linda Turner
Linda Turner

May 07, 2022

I would plant an herbal garden for my granddaughters dolls.

Sherry Campbell
Sherry Campbell

May 07, 2022

I would plant flowers and friendship for all my granddaughters’ American Girl dolls and her friends. I would make sure they share the produce they go with those who need food.

Kim
Kim

May 07, 2022

Flowers and vegetables

Allacaya
Allacaya

May 07, 2022

I wonder if it works to plant real herbs like cress or dill… That would be awesome…..

Joy
Joy

May 07, 2022

If we don’t have water restrictions, we’ll plant both vegetables and some flowers.

Janet H
Janet H

May 07, 2022

Flowers and veggies!!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 07, 2022

I love growing flowers and different herbs.

Diana V
Diana V

May 07, 2022

I plant lots of fruit & vegetables in my garden along with lots of herbs. Plus I like planting flowers like zinnias in the veggie garden to welcome the pollinators.

Marie-Josee
Marie-Josee

May 06, 2022

I love flowers so I’ll plant many of them!

Mendy
Mendy

May 06, 2022

Both! I love all gardening. I am raising butterflies now. :)

Sharon
Sharon

May 06, 2022

I would try to plant veggies. Hopefully they would survive!

Barb
Barb

May 06, 2022

I would create an herb garden. Regardless of the type of food being cooked, whether vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, or meat and potatoes, everyone can use herbs to add flavor and variety!

Toni C
Toni C

May 06, 2022

Planting both is a tradition in our family. Mom had a veggie garden, but ornamental zucchini and kohlrabi grew in the flowerbeds by geraniums, marigolds, and shrubs when I was a child. Now I have blueberries with mums, cucumbers with daylilies, blackberries, tomatoes, and peppers growing by marigolds, iris, and tulips. My asparagus is bedmates with milkweed, Shasta daisies, and pansies. My brother mixes his veg and flowers, too. Thank you for this opportunity!

Thecla Eger
Thecla Eger

May 06, 2022

I would plant flowers because no one around here has any.

Shirley
Shirley

May 06, 2022

I would plant flowers. I love flowers. I have some beautiful lavender Creeping Phlox around a tree stump. I am always planting flowers in the spring and fall.

Rose Sadzewicz
Rose Sadzewicz

May 06, 2022

I would plant flowers as I get all my vegetables from my great Amish neighbors.

Monique Venne
Monique Venne

May 06, 2022

I would plant veggies this year as the produce quality at supermarkets seems to be declining. And I love fresh spinach!

T
T

May 06, 2022

I would plant vegetables in the garden. Needs to be a raised bed because the bunnies love to share my lettuce.

T
T

May 06, 2022

I would plant vegetables in the garden. Needs to be a raised bed because the bunnies love to share my lettuce.

Donna
Donna

May 06, 2022

I would plant carrots, herbs and marigolds.

Maureen M
Maureen M

May 06, 2022

I’d plant flowers, specifically lily of the valley as they are my favorite and have been for almost 80 years!

Kathy
Kathy

May 06, 2022

I would plant flowers, so many gorgeous ones to choose from. Very cute raised planter box!

Debra
Debra

May 06, 2022

Flowers becasue I hate veggies! :O) Very cute idea!

Linda D
Linda D

May 06, 2022

I would plant strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes. These are my favorites right off the vines.

Linda D
Linda D

May 06, 2022

I would plant strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes. Nothing better than when these are fresh off the plant.

Nancy
Nancy

May 06, 2022

Veggies are what I plant in my raised bed!

Katherine
Katherine

May 06, 2022

I’d plant some lovely fragrant herbs like basil, sage, and lemon thyme.

Fran R
Fran R

May 06, 2022

Such a difficult decision: I may have to build two beds. One for flowers and one for veggies. I have always loved to garden and my girls can’t wait to use their new gardening aprons.

Margaret Miller
Margaret Miller

May 06, 2022

Veggies, Veggies, Veggies, can never have enough of fresh picked veggies.

Briana Lindsay
Briana Lindsay

May 06, 2022

Flowers!! I would plant colorful flowers!

Tamara G
Tamara G

May 06, 2022

I’d plant strawberries and some pretty climbing flowers on a trellis, then I could have strawberry shortcake for breakfast and watch the birds and the bees!

Linda
Linda

May 06, 2022

I would plant a mixture of flowers and veggies. It would go well with the gardening out fit I made for Dolly.

Sandra L.
Sandra L.

May 06, 2022

I would plant lots of tomatoes and green peppers in the veggie raised box and zinnia’s in the flower box. I love having zinnia’s to cut and bring inside. My garden is on my balcony so not a great deal of space for growing.

Judy
Judy

May 06, 2022

I would plant vegetables.

Michal L
Michal L

May 06, 2022

I would plant lots of flowers.

Carol
Carol

May 06, 2022

Love this idea, so many possibilities. I love gardening, berries, veggies, flowers, maybe all of them. Thanks.,

Barb
Barb

May 06, 2022

This is such a cute idea. I would make 2, one for flowers and one for the fruits and veggies. Thank you so much.

Diane Sugimoto
Diane Sugimoto

May 06, 2022

Since we have a raised butterfly garden in our yard, I will plant butterfly friendly flowers

Terry
Terry

May 06, 2022

I would plant flowers. The animals keep eating the veggies.

Sandra
Sandra

May 06, 2022

I love fresh grown tomatoes, along with green beans and corn on the cob. Yummy!

Marilu
Marilu

May 06, 2022

Will love to have some magnlias in my garden, love their smell

Abby Baxter
Abby Baxter

May 06, 2022

I would plant vegetables,herbs, and fruit.
What a great giveaway!

Amy
Amy

May 05, 2022

What a wonderful way to help teach and encourage little ones to grow their own organic food! I would plant veggies..tomatoes, carrots, peppers,and anything else my granddaughter would like to see planted. Aw shucks, I may have to have a separate one for strawberries too,lots and lots of yummy strawberries!

Rebekah Bollman
Rebekah Bollman

May 05, 2022

I think a strawberry patch would be fun!

Christine Brown
Christine Brown

May 05, 2022

I would plant baby tea roses and cherry tomatoes.

Christine Brown
Christine Brown

May 05, 2022

I would plant baby tea roses and cherry tomatoes.

BG
BG

May 05, 2022

I would plant Hostas, Lilly of the valley and Irises in memory of mom

Sara
Sara

May 05, 2022

What a novel approach. I would plant miniature roses – each a different color.

Denise Darby
Denise Darby

May 05, 2022

I would grow vegetables. Green beans, radishes, tomatoes.

Heidi
Heidi

May 05, 2022

Vegetables and flowers both.

Crystal
Crystal

May 05, 2022

I would plant some fruit and vegetables because we love it our fruits and vegetables. I would love to plant some flowers again but we just can’t seem to get it right we always kill them.

Connie
Connie

May 05, 2022

I would plant some herbs.

Penny
Penny

May 05, 2022

I marvel at people who come up with the cutest ideas. This is so cute. I would plant flowers in mine cause they would so pretty in it.

Nancy
Nancy

May 05, 2022

I plant vegetables in the middle, flowers around the outside!

Kathleen A
Kathleen A

May 05, 2022

I think I’d plant veggies! Having tomatoes and cucumbers on hand would save many trips to the store!

MaryEllen
MaryEllen

May 05, 2022

My garden would have lots of strawberries.

Susan
Susan

May 05, 2022

Every year we grow peppers and potatoes on our porch (to keep the deer from eating them)—I’d definitely have to go veggies.

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

May 05, 2022

In a raised bed I would plant veggies. Tomatoes and cucumbers just say summer meals to me. The raised bed in the tutorial looks like the one we have in our backyard.

Vicki
Vicki

May 05, 2022

I would plant a mixture of plants and veggies—companion planting!

Chantal
Chantal

May 05, 2022

Quelle merveilleuse idée autant pour le jardin de légumes que des boîtes è fleurs. Je ferai certainement les deux.
Merci beaucoup!

Jackie
Jackie

May 05, 2022

I would make two and plant one for food and one for flowers

Charlotte
Charlotte

May 05, 2022

I would plant peas (my favorite raw veggie) as well as lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, carrots, beets, etc. Also strawberries. And, of course, a couple of blueberry bushes! Have to have blueberries. Maybe a few flowers, too—geraniums, to help keep the slugs away, as well as some zinnias and maybe nasturtiums. When I was growing up, mom had a huge vegetable garden, and she let my brother and me each have one row to plant whatever we wanted. I always chose zinnias, because they came in so many pretty colors.

Linda
Linda

May 04, 2022

I’m going to make one and try modelling clay vegetables

Annlee
Annlee

May 04, 2022

I would plant flowers and vegetables.

Jane
Jane

May 04, 2022

I plant a large garden every year. Since I am over 74 years old last year we switched to all raised beds. I have over 18 raised beds. I plant both veggies and flowers. Right now in my green house I have started hundreds of tomato, peppers, cabbage, eggplant and marigolds plants. Still too early to plant more than cold weather veggies in the garden. My girls will probably plant both flowers and veggies in their box.

Ann S
Ann S

May 04, 2022

That is such a cute idea. I would make 2. One for vegies and one for flowers. Can’t wait to make them.

Ellen
Ellen

May 04, 2022

I would plant both flowers and veggies. Just like in my real garden! Very cute idea!

Jackie Koepnick
Jackie Koepnick

May 04, 2022

Oh definitely flowers

Mary Lou
Mary Lou

May 04, 2022

Iwould plant veggies.

Christine
Christine

May 04, 2022

I love to plant flowers but I hate to weed! I also forget to water my plants so they look pretty sad by the end of summer. Maybe I’ll have more luck with the doll garden.

Nicole
Nicole

May 04, 2022

I would like to grow some salad greens, tomatoes, cellery, beetroot and herbs. I love the idea of a garden for the dolls I have already made some indoor plants and even gone as far as making Ailien plants to.

Lori
Lori

May 04, 2022

I would plant veggies!! The dolls would love to pick all the goodies, and sell them at their farmers market. I’m sure they would save some of the veggies for themselves, because they love eating them!!

Alison
Alison

May 04, 2022

Cut little idea that I may just have to try very soon.

Kim
Kim

May 04, 2022

Flowers with fairies watching over the flowers!!

Debra
Debra

May 04, 2022

I would plant flowers. We need more color and happiness in the world and flowers are the perfect way to help with the need.

Cheryl B
Cheryl B

May 04, 2022

Such a cute idea.

Victoria
Victoria

May 04, 2022

I don’t have great luck with gardening. I spend my time living back and forth between Idaho and Washington. When you don’t tend your garden… it doesn’t have much of a chance.

BUT my 18 ", Virginia Rae – nickname is Ginger, (copper hair, grey eyes, and light tortoise glasses) can have a lovely one. She’d want sunflowers, calla lilies, tiger lilies, daisies, morning glories, lavender, with a separate pot of mint for summer drinks.

I recently rehomed my blonde doll and the wardrobe I made for her to Utah. Her new mother is a 7-year-old refugee from Ukraine who was only able to escape with a backpack. I’m sure that they will love and comfort each other in their new home.

I think this is my new calling – clothing 18" inch dolls and finding them homes with refugees who need something to comfort them and help them feel safe in strange surroundings. What do you think?

I’m 70, retired, and thank you for the joy you’ve brought into my life with your fantastic patterns.

Victoria

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

May 04, 2022

I would plant flowers because the last time I planted veggies, a groundhog came and ate all the plants.

Joanne
Joanne

May 04, 2022

I would plant veggies and although it mentioned I would plant herbs too.

Cath
Cath

May 04, 2022

I already plant veggies and herbs in my garden beds, flowers in pots. So for my girls, I will plant fantasy flowers because girls just wanna have fun. Happy stitching. Thanks for the opportunities, Pixies.

Michele
Michele

May 04, 2022

I usually plant mostly vegetables in my garden. The rest of the yard has plenty of flowers, though!

Barb
Barb

May 04, 2022

This is soooo cute!!
I would plant vegetables for a healthy body, and flowers for a healthy mind! :)

Maureen A
Maureen A

May 04, 2022

I’d plant flowers in my garden!

Debra Luecke
Debra Luecke

May 04, 2022

I would plant all kinds of veggies and flowers. Love to use fresh produce and have a vase of flowers in the room.

Nancy G
Nancy G

May 04, 2022

I would plant colorful flowers! What a cute spring idea for a garden.

Apral Harrel
Apral Harrel

May 04, 2022

I would plant flowers.

Thresea
Thresea

May 04, 2022

I live on a farm. IWe plant a huge garden, yard, and field! I first plant seeds, bulbs, or roots. Then I watch the seeds develop into flowers, vegetables, fruit, and field crops.

Karen Carroll
Karen Carroll

May 04, 2022

Flowers!

Kathy  m.
Kathy m.

May 04, 2022

I would plan flowers but would add some fairies 🧚‍♀️ too .
Dianne
Dianne

May 04, 2022

I would plant vegetables and I’d plant marigolds around them so the deer would’nt eat them.

Cindy
Cindy

May 04, 2022

I would plant both. Beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables!!🌷🥀🍅🌽

Anne
Anne

May 04, 2022

I would plant flowers.

Janet
Janet

May 04, 2022

Both – I love color, so lots of flowers, but I love fresh veggies, so those would go in also.

Savannah
Savannah

May 04, 2022

Definitely vegetables!!

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