I am so excited to finally share our American Girl Candy Shop with you!  My daughter and I have been working on it a little bit every day and we still have ideas on things we want to add.  I think this project could be never ending!  We used some real candy and also made some of our own craft candy.

This tutorial is only to show you how to make the pink American Girl Candy Shop stand that is pictured.  Everything else has either already been posted, or is explained in the You Tube video I shared.  Please leave your comments with your ideas!  We love to hear and see what you make!  If you want to post pictures of your candy shop, post it to our Brag Page!

Shopping list:

1 – 1/2’’ @ 2’ x 4’ (Plywood or any 1/2’’ piece of wood)
Wood Glue
5/8’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer

Cut List:

2 – 1/2’’ @ 7’’ x 8’’ – Sides of Candy Stand
1 – 1/2’’ @ 7 1/4’’ x 12’’ – Top of Candy Stand
1 – 1/2’’ @ 11’’ x 9’’ – Back of Candy Stand (Optional)
1 – 1/2’’ @ 7’’ x 10’’ – Candy Stand Shelf
1 – 1/2’’ @ 7’’ x 11’’ – Bottom of Candy Stand


18 Gauge Nailer
Tape Measure
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Hearing Protection
Safety Glasses
Sanding Block

Step 1:

Attach the walls of the candy stand to the bottom.  Use wood glue and nail into place.

American Girl Candy Shop Step 1

Step 2:

Attach the top of the candy stand to the sides.  The back will be flush but the front and sides will overlap.

American Girl Candy Shop Step 2

Step 3:

Add the back and nail it into place.

American Girl Candy Shop Step 3

Step 4:

Insert the shelf by using wood glue and nailing into place.

American Girl Candy Shop Step 4

You are done!  Now you can sand, paint, and play!

American Girl Candy Shop was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

15 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

    1. Poppa
      October 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm –

      Can you do this craft with foam board

    1. Olivia
      April 29, 2016 at 3:56 pm –

      Wow I wish I could make that it’s to much work?

    1. Molly
      March 28, 2016 at 9:27 am –

      WOW could you make a doll car I would really like you to.

    1. Caroline .M.
      February 27, 2016 at 10:41 am –


      BTW my name is caroline and when I eat candy that’s cool I kinda may go a little(that means ALOT) CRAZY❤️???????????

    1. Tyla and Tyia
      September 21, 2015 at 5:52 pm –

      Where do you get all this stuff ??

    1. G
      August 14, 2015 at 7:51 am –

      How did you make the little bags?

      July 13, 2015 at 1:46 pm –

      This is my friend and my favorite craft we made one and it turned out great. We found the same button jars on sale we were so exited.

    1. Becca
      March 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm –

      this is so cute i a going to make a candy shop and for the cotton candy did you use real cotton candy because i am going to use cotton balls and spray paint them

        • Rudy
          March 8, 2015 at 3:42 pm –

          Nope, I used cotton balls too!

    1. Kristie G.
      January 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm –

      This is so cute! I may try to make this for my girls.

    1. Solana Alvarez
      January 18, 2015 at 10:38 am –

      LOL sorry… jars not gars

    1. Solana Alvarez
      January 18, 2015 at 10:37 am –

      Where did you get the little glass or plastic gars that the candy are in on your display? They are so cute. Thanks

        • Rudy
          January 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm –

          Some of them are from Hobby Lobby around $1 and some came from Walmart and were full of buttons.

    1. Eric Moffitt
      January 13, 2015 at 5:06 pm –

      Thanks for the specs on this I would like to build one for my daughter to play with

    1. Artsygirl
      January 3, 2015 at 1:17 pm –

      Awesome! I’ve seen candy shop pictures on google but the site had been taken down. Thanks!