American Girl Vanity Stool

Posted on Jul 12 2014 – 9:46pm
by Rudy

American Girl Vanity Stool

This DIY Vanity Stool project is meant to go hand in hand with Part 1.  Make sure you read that post first, then come here to make the matching American Girl Vanity Stool.

I love how easy and inexpensive this vanity stool was to build.  It took me only 30 minutes to complete the stool part of the project!  I love quick projects!

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How to make American Girl Vanity

Shopping list:

1 – 1/2’’ Plywood or MDF @ 4’’ x 5’’ ( I used leftover wood for this project)
1 – 1×2 @ 8 inches
Wood Glue
3/4’’ nails ( use 18 gauge nailer)
Lightweight Spackle

Cut List:

1 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 4’’ x 5’’ – Seat Top
4 – 1×2 @ 2’’ – Legs


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

Step 1:

Attach all four legs by nailing through the top.


American Girl Vanity Stool Cushion

Materials Needed:

Foam the size of the top of the stool 4″ x 5″

Fabric to wrap over foam

Hot Glue Gun & Sticks


Step 1:

Place the 4″x5″ foam in the middle of the fabric.  Put hot glue on the foam and fold the fabric over like you are wrapping a present.  Fold the top and the bottom.

Step 2:

Once the top and bottom are hot glued into place, it is time to fold the sides over.  Fold them in (just like wrapping a present but without the tape) and glue them into place.  Do this on both sides.

Step 3:

Glue the cushion to the top of the stool so it doesn’t move around when your doll is using it!


If you want to add more flare to this project, add a ruffle skirt and glue it on BEFORE you glue on the cushion.



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

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

  1. Kaitlyn Harms
    February 23, 2016 at 8:08 am –

    I LOVE it! I would LOVE to make one!