American Girl Grill

Posted on Apr 9 2015 – 9:07am
by Rudy

American Girl Grill

American Girl Grill

With summer in full bloom (at least where I’m at) it is time to start thinking about backyard barbecues!  That’s why the recent posts of napkins, paper plates, and solo cups were so important to us.  We were preparing for a party!  We still have several items on the list that we will be making to actually complete our party scene, but the key pieces are done.  And of course we can’t grill out unless we have a grill to cook on right?!

The American Girl grill  was simple to make, but it did take patience as there was a lot of glueing and painting small pieces so I had to wait for things to dry before I could move on to the next part.  Then of course there was choosing the right color for the grill.  I really wanted to do an all over black, but my DD insisted on the stainless steel.  I did a vote on FB and votes were well mixed so it came down to letting my daughter get her way.  I think she made a great choice!

Materials Needed:

  1. Wood Glue
  2. Scissors
  3. Popsicle Sticks
  4. Paint & Paint Brushes
  5. 1 Cooling Fan
  6. 1 Square Wooden Tag (I bought mine at Michaels for $0.59
  7. 4 Tiny Wooden Knobs (Can be found at Hobby Lobby)
  8. 3 Drawer Pulls (I bought mine at Home Depot)
  9. 2 Toy Wheels (Found at Hobby Lobby next to the wooden knobs mentioned above)
  10. 1 Tiny Glass Jar (Ikea, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joannes, I think you can find these anywhere!)
  11. Cabinet with two glass doors (Hobby Lobby)
  12. Treasure Box (Michaels)
  13. 1 Wooden Rectangle (Used as the counter/stove top)
  14. Hot Glue
  15. Screw Driver (To remove screws from cabinet and treasure box)
  16. 2 Cup Hooks
  17. 1 Spare Button (Stove Top Knob)

American Girl Grill American Girl Grill

American Girl Grill

American Girl Grill

It would be difficult to explain everything in text, so watching the video is best to see the construction of this project!

***I said toothpicks in the video. WHOOPS!  You know I mean popsicle sticks!   Don’t try to use toothpicks, hehe, they will be too small!***

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American Girl Grill

American Girl Grill

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

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

  1. american girl
    August 5, 2016 at 4:12 am –

    i love that grill you mead it is so cool

  2. Phsocogirlygamer
    July 17, 2016 at 10:46 am –

    Uh.. it’s okay.. I guess? Like I’m not those ” All about American girl ” things!? It’s a good idea I just wouldn’t do it cause I have no time! PPL They look easy and quick but.. they take like 6 hours cause you have to take breaks.. and all that stuff.. + I have to play my video games and all that.. CAUSE THERE MORE FUN!!!!!

  3. nicole
    March 21, 2016 at 2:18 pm –

    i love your channel even if i cant make the craft i watch it just for fun i love american girl ideas

  4. Alexis
    January 20, 2016 at 6:20 am –

    I saw this on Youtube and I wrote down ALL the steps and what you need,but then I found this website and I am so blessed for you and your site! ?

  5. Lesny
    January 17, 2016 at 8:02 am –

    Hi, do you happen to have an item number for that glass cabinet? I’ve gone to several hobby lobby’s and can’t find it. Thanks

    • Rudy
      January 17, 2016 at 8:41 am –

      I think they discontinued it.

  6. Kendall
    December 29, 2015 at 5:34 pm –

    Where did u get the paper plates?? They are so cute!!!

  7. Pam
    September 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm –

    Nice project! Could you give the dimensions of the wooden rectangle, wooden square, and treasure chest please? Thank you!

  8. Christine
    August 26, 2015 at 12:06 pm –

    Can you tell me where you find the little metal things that you use for your burners on the grill and stove. I have never seen them and also maybe looking in the wrong place in store. Thanks in advance

    • Rudy
      August 26, 2015 at 8:34 pm –

      I got them from Amazon and there is a link in the post above under materials needed. The only place I can think to find them in store would be a shift store on old computers.

  9. Natalie
    August 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm –

    Can you buy these things

    in Canada?

  10. Amy
    August 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm –

    Your videos are amazing, but it would be very helpful if you could give at least approximate dimensions of the pieces you’re using. At least the main pieces.

  11. Cindy v.
    July 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm –

    Where did u get the cooling fan from?I just have to know where to get that to complete the grill.

    • Rudy
      July 9, 2015 at 8:22 am –

      There is a link in the post showing you where I got them. I ordered mine from Amazon ?

  12. Laura
    July 2, 2015 at 6:52 am –

    How did you make the hot dogs and the ketchup bottles and the plates?

  13. amy
    June 5, 2015 at 9:48 am –

    how did you make the awesome paper plates paper towels and solo cups bag!??! thanks!!!

  14. Jay
    April 19, 2015 at 6:42 am –

    Beautiful project! I can’t find the cabinet can you give the dimensions so I can either build the right size or find a jewelry box that would work? Thanks!

  15. Debora
    April 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm –

    You knock me out! What a clever idea. I have been kicking my self for years that I missed the weber grill that Target had…a very long time ago! Now I don’t need to fuss any more!! I can make my own very cool grill…just like you. Now I just need a hobby lobby and a Michaels in my town…right now I have to go an hour away to get their stuff. I looked up the computer cooling grills last night and saw that they can be purchased three at a time for less money than individually….but then wondered what to do with the extra one after I make my stove…now I know! Thank you for using your creativity to bless the rest of us. YOU ROCK!

    • Rudy
      April 21, 2015 at 8:31 am –

      You know what I was thinking? A lot of people have told me they don’t have Hobby Lobby or Michaels and I didn’t think that was possible. lol. Anyways, my original grill plan wasn’t what I ended up using. I used the treasure box and cabinet because I thought everyone could get their hands on it and replicate exactly. Now I see that’s not the case. My original pieces were thrift store finds! Instead of a treasure box I had an old jewelry box and instead of the cabinet I had a stand up case jewelry box. Both came from the thrift store and would have worked just the same!

      And I did the same thing with my cooling grill. I bought the pack because is was less expensive and then kept the extra because I knew there would eventually be a use for it! And wa la! I added that last minute because I felt it was missing something.

  16. Flo
    April 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm –

    This is adorable, I will so be making something like this, thank you for the ideas!!!

    • Rudy
      April 14, 2015 at 9:47 am –

      You’re welcome! Share your finished project on our Facebook page!

  17. Lily
    April 12, 2015 at 6:41 pm –

    thanks! ?

  18. Lily
    April 12, 2015 at 6:40 pm –

    wow. So easy.

  19. UniverseRevolves
    April 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm –

    SOO cute !

  20. lanie lou
    April 11, 2015 at 1:20 pm –


  21. lanie lou
    April 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm –

    where did you get the kethcup and mustard bottles

    • Rudy
      April 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm –

      They are from the OG diner.

  22. Christina
    April 10, 2015 at 6:21 am –

    This is AWESOME! I can’t wait to make one! Thank you for the instructions!

  23. Rebecca
    April 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm –

    How cute! You are SO creative!

  24. Jacqueline
    April 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm –

    This is just great! I was looking online hobby lobby to get the cabinet, but they don’t sell it online anymore. And unfortunately, there is no hobby lobby in PR.

    • Rudy
      April 9, 2015 at 5:03 pm –

      Oh bummer! Try looking at local thrift stores for jewelry boxes! I almost used a thrift store jewelry box myself, but decided on the cabinet since more people are familiar with it.

  25. Deanna
    April 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm –

    Your projects are beautiful and very creative.

  26. Jennifer Briggs
    April 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm –

    Thanx Rudy, this is awesome

  27. Linda Reynolds
    April 9, 2015 at 10:58 am –

    WOW!!!! You are awesome!!!!!

  28. Eileen
    April 9, 2015 at 9:41 am –

    Awesome job, Rudy.

  29. Jane Barry
    April 9, 2015 at 9:34 am –

    Thank you. I love this