American Girl Doll TV

Posted on Oct 9 2014 – 8:15pm
by Rudy

American Girl Doll TV

American Girl Doll TV • DIY Project

To give you some background on this project that my daughter and I did together, we purchased the Our Generation Inflatable sleeping bag set and loved it.  As pictured below, it came with a nice cushy sleeping bag, a journal, a flashlight, a yummy bowl of popcorn, and a DVD.  My daughter and I were playing with the popcorn and DVD one day and we both thought it would be fun for the dolls if they could have a sleepover with multiple DVD choices.  Of course, if the girls are going to watch movies, they need a TV to watch them on!

How to Make the American Girl TV Console

How to Make the American Girl DVDs 

Our Generation Inflatable Sleeping Bag


My first thought was to craft one.  So I headed out to Michaels craft store to see what I could find.  When I got there I was discussing this project with a store worker and she suggested I get the pedestal picture frame!  How brilliant.  Not only is it the perfect size, but you can interchange the movie scenes you want to have playing.

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I also love the chevron pattern it comes with.  It looks just like a static page!  These were priced at $2 and I had a 40% off Michael’s coupon that brought it down even more.



American Girl Doll TV was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Meg
    December 10, 2016 at 5:01 pm –

    I really want to make this! Hope frames are still in stock!!! ?

  2. Ava Fisher
    September 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm –

    Can you make a tutorial on how to make a vacuum and maid costume? It would look so cute on my doll!?

  3. Laura
    July 18, 2016 at 8:24 pm –

    Love this. Made ours and several for friends too! Any good ideas on how to make a remote or something to print to make one similar to how you make the DVDs?

  4. sara
    July 14, 2016 at 10:27 am –

    Can you do this diy?

    ☺??????????????loved your emoji bedroom!

  5. Cate
    May 11, 2016 at 8:07 pm –

    Can you make a tutorial on how to do this at home like with cardboard?

  6. Amber
    October 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm –

    My daughter is wondering if you can make printable tv screen scenes to match the dvd selection. Thank you for your wonderful ideas and help.

  7. Mrs. L.
    September 26, 2015 at 6:05 pm –

    You can enter a search engine for any topic you wish (including scenes from movies) on the “images” portion of the search engine. For instance, enter “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and click on “images”. Lots of them will show up (some will be copyrighted). Pick one, save it to your computer, and then use your print options. You will even be able to size the picture to the frame’s dimensions. Print. Voila!!

  8. Olivia
    August 25, 2015 at 5:36 am –

    How did you print scenes for the TV screen?

  9. Julie
    August 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm –

    These ideas and printouts are fab! where are there printouts for the TV screen?

  10. StarDustSparkles
    July 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm –

    i think this will work so sorry if it doesn’t

  11. Fran
    April 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm –

    Got this last weekend—it is terrific!!!! Tried to link onto how to make the dvd’s but it says—“NOT FOUND” Can anyone post how to make them? Thanks so much for the tv idea!

  12. Rebecca
    January 3, 2015 at 5:47 pm –

    Thank you so much for your post! Went to Micheals today and found the frame. Love that it is double sided. Printed 2 different pictures for my daughers “TV” and she loves it! How did you make the tiny dvds?

  13. Phyllis
    January 2, 2015 at 7:06 pm –

    I am going to Michael’s tomorrow afternoon! This is a wonderfully fun idea. Thank you for sharing! My granddaughter & I made a piano during our last visit using a 20″ x 20″ square black poster board. Her Papa helped us with some of it. We bought the AG school kit from Michael’s and set up a school room in the AG dollhouse that her Gramps built for her last year. So fun!

  14. Kayla
    December 23, 2014 at 10:19 am –

    What is the base made of? I love this idea

  15. Allison
    December 18, 2014 at 8:10 am –

    wow two dollars that is a really good price I wish I lived by a michaels