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Yesterday I shared some pictures of the 18 inch doll beach diorama that I built about four years ago or so:
The video at the top of the page today shows you how to make your own doll beach, just like the one in the image above. It’s ideal for 18 inch dolls, but of course it would work for smaller dolls too.
And what a fun project to work on, as we watch the summer come to a close in the hot, hot days of August! (I live in the northern hemisphere, where it’s definitely the last days of summer…)
To build this set, you’ll need:
- plastic table clothes (pale blue)
- quilt batting (for the clouds)
- vellum or white plastic tinsel
- iridescent vellum wrap
- packing foam
- curling ribbon
- sand-colored shelf liner
- masking tape
- white decorative rocks
- empty wrapping paper rolls (for palm tree trunks)
- plastic doll stands
- brown spray paint or sand-colored spray paint
- peel and stick shelf-liner paper with a woody print
- sharpie marker
- glue gun with glue
- synthetic fern plants
And that’s about it…
If you do decide to make this diorama, a lot of the stuff listed above can be found at second hand stores or in your home’s storage area. You don’t have to buy new stuff to make the project work.
And be creative… Leave a comment if you can think of another way of building your seaside dolly diorama! Offer your own tips and ideas!
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
American Girl dolls are products offered by American Girl LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Madame Alexander 45 to 46 cm dolls were products that were once offered by the Madame Alexander Doll Company, LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Be advised that at the time of this blog post, they no longer (to my knowledge) offer dolls in that size range; however you can visit their website to learn more about their company and the trademarked toys they are currently offering.