American Girl Coffee Pot

Posted on Sep 22 2015 – 4:12pm
by Rudy

American Girl Coffee Pot

American Girl Coffee Pot

Part 8 of the American Girl Diner series is ready!  I feel like every diner needs a coffee pot regardless if you are a coffee drinker or not.  The look just isn’t complete without the waitress holding and serving coffee!  Don’t you think so?  From the research I did it looks like diner coffee pots looked a little different than the one I made and the one from the OG diner.  They were taller and all metal?  If you are familiar with a 50’s coffee pot, leave a comment and tell us.  I have already made a few mistakes on 50’s items due to not really knowing!  It’s okay though, I really like the look of this one. And it’s SO EASY!  Also, my coffee pot is a little bigger than the OG one, but I have always thought theirs was too small anyways. See the size difference below.

American Girl Coffee Pot

American Girl Diner Series:

Part 1: Paper Hats & Guest Check Printables

Part 2: Menu Printables

Part 3: Paper Food Tray Printables

Part 4: Diner Booths

Part 5: Diner Table

Part 6: American Girl Diner Stools

Part 7: American Girl Retro TV

Part 8: American Girl Coffee Pot

American Girl Coffee Pot

Materials Needed:

  1. Hot Glue Gun
  2. Empty Acorn Capsule (AKA Vending Machine Capsule or Plastic Quarter Machine Capsule)
  3. Water Bottle Cap
  4. Recycled Paperboard (Very small piece)
  5. Scissors
  6. Craft Paint and/or Spray Paint


  • I used an acorn capsule because I really likes the shape and size it gave me for the coffee pot.  However, my first option was a clear round Christmas ornament.  It will work basically the same way except you will need to put a weight on the bottom to hold it straight and to keep it from tipping.  Also, instead of painting the coffee from the bottom in, you will “pour” the coffee in from the little top opening.  I suggest mixing the paint with a glue like Mod Podge for a quick dry and to assure it sticks to the sides.
  • Fail moment.  I first used a piece of clear plastic for the lip of the coffee pot.  Haha, that melted right away from the hot glue gun!  Duh.  So I used the recycled paperboard instead.  I love the result!  You could substitute this with card stock also!

Watch & leave a comment if you like it!

American Girl Coffee Pot was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Becky Redford
    January 30, 2016 at 7:19 pm –

    I would make it syrup for the pancakes

  2. buzzy
    December 31, 2015 at 2:16 pm –

    just got an acorn capsule!!! ?

  3. Kendall
    December 29, 2015 at 6:43 am –

    Soooo cute!!! I have been looking for a way to make a little pitcher for my bedside table, thanks!!!

    P.s, I’ve recently went to the dollar tree and I found they sell these cute little drawers, and they are absolutely the PERFECT size for my dolls!!!

  4. Julia H
    December 13, 2015 at 2:57 pm –

    i love this!I just made it and its soon cute!Thanks!?

  5. Melissa Burnette
    September 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm –

    Your ideas are genius and so creative! Thanks so much for sharing. What type of paint did you use for the plastic?



    • Rudy
      September 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm –

      I used acrylic craft paint:)

  6. Rudy
    September 29, 2015 at 8:05 am –


  7. alisa harrison
    September 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm –

    amazed but then again look who Im taking about I love your crafts !!!!!!

    • Rudy
      September 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm –

      Thank you ?

  8. Gina Griffin
    September 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm –

    Thank you. You have great ideas! Instead of the paper I used a plastic tube and cut it at an angle.

  9. Pat
    September 23, 2015 at 11:44 am –

    You are one clever woman!!! Thank you for sharing! One thing though, I don’t remember any caffeine free coffe or caffeine free anything for that matter from those days. Lol!

    • Rudy
      September 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm –

      I never even thought of that! Haha, thanks for sharing.

  10. Esther
    September 23, 2015 at 8:29 am –

    Wow I’m defintly making this!!! : )

  11. Flo
    September 23, 2015 at 6:41 am –

    Very clever, I definitely will be making one of these!

  12. tiff-a-turkey
    September 22, 2015 at 7:50 pm –

    This is so Cute!!! i will try making this;)

  13. Linda Reynolds
    September 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm –

    I’m not sure about diner coffee pots, but my parents had a percolator. It was metal and part of the top was glass so you could see when the coffee stopped percolating. Not sure if it was fifty’s or sixties. Your coffee pot looks closer in scale than the OG one. Thank you for all you FUN crafts!

  14. sharon
    September 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm –

    WOW!! How very cleaver!!!!