How to make an inexpensive doll clothes closet!

Sophia’s 18 Inch Doll clothing available at Bear Haven Boutique

Does your daughter have an American Girl Doll (or similar 18 inch doll) or possibly Barbie Dolls or Stuff a Plush with lots of clothes and accessories, but you have no way of keeping it organized? Well I am here to help! I am going to guide you in creating a doll closet for storing all her doll or bear clothes, shoes, and accessories. And it uses somethings you may already have or can get pretty cheap!
First, you want to find a two shelf bookshelf.  You can find them for less than $20 usually in stores. For aesthetics, you want one with a back on it, and if you want it to match your daughter’s room or playroom, you can either find one in a matching color or paint it. Your choice. So assemble the bookshelf and make your lower shelf be about 6 inches high. You want to make sure that your clothes will be able to hang nicely. Then you will need a tension rod. place it about 2 inches from the top and VOILA! You have a closet for all your dolly clothes! You can use the lower bottom section of the closet for shoes and other accessories and the top to hang the clothes. It is simple. It keeps things organized, and if you have to buy the materials, it should only run you about $25.
I have done a similar set up for doll and bear clothing, but don’t have it currently set up. My daughter has a big closet in her new room, so I have it organized in there. However, this worked really well before that. Hope it works for you too!



  1. Barbara Platt
    November 1, 2010 at 3:23 am

    new follower

    • bearhaven
      November 1, 2010 at 3:31 am

      thanks! I made sure to follow you back!

  2. Minnesota Mamaleh
    November 2, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    thanks so much for this tip– i love it! my girls are newish-ly into american girl and wowsers! that’s a whole new world for us!

    • bearhaven
      November 2, 2010 at 8:38 pm

      You are quite welcome. I know it can get expensive. If you need a wardrobe for your dolls, you should check out our selection (especially mid month when the new stuff goes up). We try to keep our prices more affordable and have some really cute things!

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