How to Make an American Girl Bookshelf

Posted on Mar 12 2015 – 8:32pm
by Rudy

American Girl Bookshelf

How to Make an American Girl Bookshelf

So last year I made a really nice wooden American Girl Bookshelf that I just love!  It occurred to me that with all the book printables I have been making lately, that I needed to bump that post.  However, since not everyone builds, I just opted for a new tutorial using cardboard!  And believe it or not, it’s really strong!  I just used scrap cardboard that I had lying around from my son’s school project where we had to make a vehicle.  I knew the extras would come in handy!

In the picture the bookshelf looks a little bare.  Believe me, it’s not!  I just wanted you to be able to see the actual bookshelf itself all finished.  We ordered a set of the Dr. Seuss notebooks from Amazon, but it only comes in a pack of 24.  At the time I thought that would be enough, now I realize we need much more!

Materials Needed:

  1. Cardboard
  2. Elmers Glue or Mod Podge
  3. Scissors
  4. Tape Measure
  5. Scrapbook Paper or Paint
  6. Hot Glue & Gun

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What are your thoughts?  What have you used for your dolls bookshelf?  Please share your ideas in a comment below so others can be inspired!

How to Make an American Girl Bookshelf was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Lisa Rivera
    March 15, 2015 at 4:34 pm –

    I’m not a builder so this is much easier! Thanks! It looks great and we can’t wait to make it.

  2. Beth
    March 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm –

    I love this! I make most of my daughters accessories for her dolls out of cardboard. I may post some pictures later.