January 24, 2022

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How To Make A Bed for Your 8-inch Caring For Baby Doll

Do you have one of the tiny 8-inch baby dolls, such as the one from the Caring For Baby set from American Girl? Check out this crafty tutorial to make a darling little bed that's just the right size!

Bonus! Enter to win a Caring For Baby Set. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter in the giveaway!

New to this doll? Be sure to check out our full 8-inch Caring For Baby Doll Review post HERE.

Follow along in this tutorial where we show you how to turn a little wooden box, found at Hobby Lobby, into a little bed for our doll. If you are unable to find the same box that we used, you can take your tiny doll with you to the craft store and find something similar. We've will also included the dimensions to the box we used, as well as the online links. We've also included a quick tutorial showing you how to make bedding and a no-sew version too!  Let’s get crafting!


What you need for both versions:

Wooden Bin (Ours is 11 x 7 x 4 in found at Hobby Lobby, the link is to a bundle of three sizes, the small size is available to buy individually in stores)
♡ Wooden beads or ball knobs (We used these, the size is 1in)
♡ Glue (Tacky Glue is great)
♡ Paint
♡ Fabric (We used a minky and a cotton. Flannel would be precious as well.)
♡ Scissors
♡ Ruler

 

For sewn version:

♡ Stuffing
♡ Sewing Machine

For no-sew version:

♡ Felt
♡ Hot Glue

Step 1: Assembling the bed

If you are using the same box that we found, start by removing the handles. Now it’s time to glue the beads to the bottom of the bed. Once the glue is dried, you can paint your bed! It's that simple!


 

Step 2: Sewn Blanket

Let’s make the blanket now! Cut out two squares of fabric 12 x 12 inches. We used a minky fabric on one side and cotton on the other side. Use something small and round as a template to trim the corners into a rounded shape. We chose to use a spool of ribbon about 3in in diameter as a template. Now pin the two pieces right sides together and sew all the way around, leaving a 2-3 inch opening to turn the blanket right side out. Once you have the blanket turned, top stitch around the entire edge of the blanket, making sure you neatly catch the raw edges of the opening inside the blanket.

Alternate: No-sew Blanket

Cut one 12 x 12in square out of a fabric that doesn’t fray easily. Trim the corners like the blanket in step 2. That’s all there is to it!

 

 

Step 3: Sewn Mattress

Cut out 2 rectangles (11 x 7 inch for a box like ours, but for any other box, adding an extra inch or so of fabric around the edges from the box’s measurements should be good. If it is too big, you can always trim the edges and resew to make it smaller). Sew the rectangles right sides together, leaving a 2 inch space to turn it right side out. Once it’s turned, back-stitch two little X’s in two places on the mattress. Add stuffing until it fits perfectly into your bed. Sew up the opening.

 

Step 5: (Alternate) No-sew Mattress

Cut 6 layers of felt to fit inside your bed. Cut a piece of fabric two inches longer and two inches wider than the felt rectangle. Wrap the felt with the fabric and hot glue in place. 

Now get your baby doll and tuck her in!

Looking for a cute dress for your 8-inch baby doll? The Sweet & Simple Dress is darling and very easy to sew! Find it and a variety of other clothing pattern that are designed to fit the Carling For Baby doll in the Collection on Pixie Faire!

We'd love to see your creations too, so if you make one, please tag us on Instagram @PixieFaire 

You can also share pictures in the Pixie Faire Inspritation Gallery right here on the website, either use the #pixiefaire when posting on IG, or just click the little + box to upload your picture right here on the website!

Thanks everyone!

For Pixie Faire, @graceloves2bake



 

ENTER TO WIN A Caring For Baby set (from the American Girl website)!

 

 

To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!

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We’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment and tell us,  If you were to bring this baby home, what would you name it?

 

 


100 Comments

jeanne knudsen
jeanne knudsen

January 25, 2022

how about Pixie, she is tiny like a pixie

Marsha Stieva
Marsha Stieva

January 25, 2022

She’s so cute!! I’d name her Ainsley.

Janet
Janet

January 25, 2022

I would name her Kiley Mae

jeanne knudsen
jeanne knudsen

January 25, 2022

Kristy another cute name

jeanne knudsen
jeanne knudsen

January 25, 2022

Christina, is also a great name

jeanne knudsen
jeanne knudsen

January 25, 2022

jeane is a great name

jeanne knudsen
jeanne knudsen

January 25, 2022

Bella, and you can call her Baby Bella

Leann
Leann

January 25, 2022

I think I would name this little cutie Thumbelina.

Anita Goodwin
Anita Goodwin

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Rosie.

Jane
Jane

January 25, 2022

I would name her Isabella.

Jane W.
Jane W.

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Blix, because he would be Corinne’s new little brother.

Devon Ashton
Devon Ashton

January 25, 2022

Augustana for the baby name. Love this set so much.

Susan
Susan

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Mary.

Kristina
Kristina

January 25, 2022

I would name her Vivian after my grandmother

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 25, 2022

I would name her Wanetta for my mother who has passed away. She is really precious!

Lori
Lori

January 25, 2022

Jodi

Lisa
Lisa

January 25, 2022

I would name her Anna and I know my Granddaughter would just love to have her to love on. Thank you

Shelley
Shelley

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lilly.

Shelley
Shelley

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lilly.

Shelley
Shelley

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lilly.

Shelley
Shelley

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lilly.

helga
helga

January 25, 2022

Baby set so cute with the doll. My niece is just like me and loves dolls.

Charlene
Charlene

January 25, 2022

I would name is cute baby Betsy.

Pat
Pat

January 25, 2022

Grace. I don’t know why? It’s the first name that popped into my head when I saw her.

Shelly Peters
Shelly Peters

January 25, 2022

savanna

Barbara Maddux
Barbara Maddux

January 25, 2022

Carrie Adele would be the name I choose for this baby!

Shelly Peters
Shelly Peters

January 25, 2022

Savanna

Lois
Lois

January 25, 2022

I would name her Amelia and call her Mia for my Great granddaughter.

J.Bella
J.Bella

January 25, 2022

I would name her Tessa Marie, I like the name.

Susan H.
Susan H.

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Iola (for a girl) or Sinclair (for a boy).

Patti Z
Patti Z

January 25, 2022

If I were lucky enough to win her, Delilah Rose which means “delicate flower”. Because all babies are delicate and sweet smelling.

 Nancy Saller
Nancy Saller

January 25, 2022

I think the baby’s names should be Bella, meaning pretty.

Antoinette Cudney
Antoinette Cudney

January 25, 2022

I would name her Margalit. My grandmother’s name was Margaret, and I’d put a more Jewish twist on her name.

Janet Vawter
Janet Vawter

January 25, 2022

Isabella, Izzy for short.

Carol
Carol

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lizzy Beth.

Carol
Carol

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lizzy Beth.

Anna Deibel
Anna Deibel

January 25, 2022

I would name it Blix after Corinne’s new baby brother!

Debra
Debra

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Iolani – (bird of Heaven)

Cindy
Cindy

January 25, 2022

What memories! I had a doll like this when I was young some 70 years ago! I would call her Pumpkin, the nickname I used for my youngest daughter who now is 48.

Linda Schneider
Linda Schneider

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Joan after my mom.

Jorja Brown
Jorja Brown

January 25, 2022

I think I’d name the baby Elizabeth, Lizzie for short after my great grandmother.

Peggy
Peggy

January 25, 2022

I would name her Gabby :)

darlene wummel
darlene wummel

January 25, 2022

NAME HER ONALEE JEAN AFTER MY MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Brie
Brie

January 25, 2022

I would give her to my daughter who would name her Callie! (Everyone is Callie right now, lol!)

Diane Sugimoto
Diane Sugimoto

January 25, 2022

I think she looks like a Ginny

darlene wummel
darlene wummel

January 25, 2022

WOULD NAME HER MARY ALLYN AFTER MY GRANDAUGHTER

Colleen
Colleen

January 25, 2022

I would name her Danielle

Caitlin Bryant
Caitlin Bryant

January 25, 2022

I think the baby’s name should be Isa, after Luciana Vega’s own baby sister Isadora. I think the baby looks a lot like Luciana.

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 25, 2022

I would name her Annie, for my daughter.

ginnie
ginnie

January 25, 2022

I like the name Bonnie or Ruby.

Elaine
Elaine

January 25, 2022

I think Precious would be a lovely name

Martha Burnham
Martha Burnham

January 25, 2022

I love small baby dolls. This one reminds me of Ginnette, sister to the Ginny doll.

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Emily.

Maureen Fry
Maureen Fry

January 25, 2022

I would name her Carrie Ann!

Christine
Christine

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named “Precious” because she is !!

Dorothy
Dorothy

January 25, 2022

I would name her Poppy Rae, for the flower and sunshine.

David and Linda
David and Linda

January 25, 2022

Let’s call her Suzy.

Nancy
Nancy

January 25, 2022

Trudy

Deborah Miller
Deborah Miller

January 25, 2022

Sophie Mae

Diane
Diane

January 25, 2022

I would name this baby Ellie Rose after my youngest grand daughter. She is adorable.

Linda
Linda

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Emily!

Victoria M.
Victoria M.

January 25, 2022

Baby Lillibet and Violet her cousin are babies in my nursery

Michelle
Michelle

January 25, 2022

I would name her Rose or Violet.

Will G
Will G

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Megan.

Patt
Patt

January 25, 2022

I would name her Xochi Quetzal.

Deborah Miller
Deborah Miller

January 25, 2022

Entered! ♡

Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby Elizabeth.

Sonya
Sonya

January 25, 2022

Rosie

Shasta
Shasta

January 25, 2022

I like the name Elsa really well.

Heidi
Heidi

January 25, 2022

Lavina

Deborah
Deborah

January 25, 2022

I would name mine Davina

Amy
Amy

January 25, 2022

I would name this sweet baby Emily.

Cindy
Cindy

January 25, 2022

I would name her Abby! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol
Carol

January 25, 2022

I think Minny is a good name.

Nanette Seale
Nanette Seale

January 25, 2022

I would name her Heidi. She is such a precious little doll.

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lucy.(I’ve been reading The Narnia books again)

Elaine
Elaine

January 25, 2022

I would name this cute little doll from American Girl Company Ellie, which in Scottish means “Bright Candle”.

Carole
Carole

January 25, 2022

I would name her Poppy.

HELEN
HELEN

January 25, 2022

I think the name Faith would suit the baby

Diana
Diana

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Faith, for my baby in Heaven.

Kathy m
Kathy m

January 25, 2022

I would name her Mary Katherine

Denise Amrich
Denise Amrich

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Rosabel because it’s a beautiful name for a sweet little baby.

Kimberly Chidsey
Kimberly Chidsey

January 25, 2022

I would name her Elianna.

Waneta
Waneta

January 25, 2022

If I had this baby her name would be Lily Ann

Sandra
Sandra

January 25, 2022

I would name her Hope.

Pamela
Pamela

January 25, 2022

I would name her Shayna, for the baby girl I never had.

ann
ann

January 25, 2022

Annabelle!

Donna Sherry
Donna Sherry

January 25, 2022

I would name that cute baby doll Addison after a lady from my youth.

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 25, 2022

She looks like a Beth to me.

Linda A C
Linda A C

January 25, 2022

I think her name is Abbie.

Amanda
Amanda

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby George (even if it’s a girl), after my dad who someone killed 19 years ago.

Therese
Therese

January 25, 2022

We would name her Isabella

Leslie
Leslie

January 25, 2022

There are so many wonderful names! I am partial to the name Magdalena. With a nickname of Maggie.

Colleen
Colleen

January 25, 2022

If I had this doll I would name her Adah Constance, after my late mother and sister.

Katherine
Katherine

January 25, 2022

I would name my baby Pearl!

T.A.D.
T.A.D.

January 25, 2022

I would name her Ella.

Marla
Marla

January 25, 2022

I would name her Piper

Amy
Amy

January 25, 2022

I would name it Priscilla

Patti
Patti

January 25, 2022

If I brought this baby home I would name her Elizabeth..

Rebekah
Rebekah

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named olivia 🥰

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