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diy: american girl doll sandals & jewellery

August 22

It seems that the hot summer temperatures in Toronto are still trying to get going despite the calendar proving it is late August. Let’s hope there is still lots of sandal time left before the official end of summer, sadly just a month away.

american girl doll diy sandals - saf affect

There’s definitely still time to make some sweet and frugal DIY American Girl doll strappy shoes. I made these pairs of sandals for my niece’s doll, Kit Kittredge, with materials found at the dollar store and by following the instructions in this helpful video.

american girl doll sandals - saf affect

I traced one of Kit’s shoes and made a pattern out of thin cardboard. I modified the materials used in the video, making the soles from thin cork bulletin board squares and making wider front straps from elastic headbands. I found it easier to forgo the grommets that the video version of the sandals uses to finish the straps on the soles, and simply secure the straps by hot gluing them between the foam layers of the soles. I also added a bit of sparkle with rhinestones and other findings.

AGD sandal supplies - saf affect

I found this perfectly scaled solid wood sales sample dresser at a church rummage sale for $10 – perfect for storing a little bit of bracelet bling I made for Kit, and the matching pieces I made for my niece, scaled larger to her size. Again, all made from affordable supplies found at the dollar store and local bead shops, simply strung on clear elastic cording.

doll dresser - saf affect

shoes in drawer - saf affect

dreser drawers - saf affect

matching american girl bracelets - saf affect


3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22 1:30 pm

    Nice! ♥

  2. June 12 8:40 pm

    This is just SO cute! What a great idea and really good value too. My nieces will love this. Thanks for sharing.

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