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Day 3: Coloring Easter Eggs Photoshoot

To do this fun photo shoot, I had to build a table.  At first I thought I would just use scrap booking paper and foam board to make the table.  Luckily, I discovered some wood scraps from a house project!

For basic measurements, I used this tutorial on a doll picnic table.  Mine is a little smaller, at just about 17 inches long, 7 /2 inches wide and 8 inches tall.  When I had finished putting it together, I painted it white.  I am excited to use this table in more photo shoots!

If your dolls want to color eggs too, here is the template for the Egg Dyeing Kit.

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Doll Shoe Shelf

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My attempt to organize my living space is progressing.  I realized this past week that I have kept the box my Kidz n Cats doll came in for no particular reason.  It simply just hadn’t made it to the trash bin yet.  Good thing!  This post inspired me to do something with the box.  I thought about it for a while (about 10 minutes) and decided to make a shelf to store my doll shoes on.  Right now, I have about 12 pairs, but I plan on buying more/making more in the near future.

The cardboard that the Kidz doll was attached to inside the box is intensely strong and durable, yet incredibly thin.  It is such amazing cardboard (I think from Germany).  Another good thing about the cardboard was the edges were turned over, making a nice finished look for the outside of my shelves:

 

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Since Kidz dolls are 18″, the box is taller than my dolls.  It’s not really meant to be doll furniture, really just a way to organize things!

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I covered the sides and shelves with scrap booking paper.  American Girl often has multiple colors and patterns mixed together, I thought my color choices matched their ideas.  I glued flower print green on top, red dots for the shelves, and blue stripes on the sides.

 

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Each shelf holds about 4 pairs of shoes.  If they are wide shoes, then less.

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After making the basic structure I decided to make the most of it!  I hand-screwed cup hooks to the side to hang things on.  Scroll down!

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On the opposite side of the shelf, I cut two little extra shelves and hot glued them to add a little more storage space.

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