How to Make an American Girl Coke Machine

Posted on Aug 14 2015 – 11:04pm
by Rudy

American Girl Coke Machine

How to Make an American Girl Coke Machine

Maryellen is right around the corner and I know as soon as she enters everyones homes there will be an avalanche of 50’s style crafts.  I personally can’t wait for it!  We are in the process of making our own 50’s diner and slowly we are crafting the accessories for it.  We can’t wait to show you the entire scene put together.  But for now, here is our American Girl Coca Cola Machine!

Materials Needed:

  1. Red & White Spray Paint
  2. Tin Can
  3. Sticker Paper
  4. Coke Machine Printables
  5. Painters Tape
  6. Scissors


  • I used the sticker paper because it was much easier to stick into place on the tin.  If you do not have sticker paper on hand you can just glue the printables on.
  • About two coats of paint are perfect.  However, a few more and it starts to crackle, bubble, and clump.  I like that because it gives it a vintage look about it.
  • Even though I used a Crayola Tin Can, any tin can will do.  I see cookie tins out around Christmas and chocolates tins out around Valentines day.  Any shape or size will work!  Keep an eye out at thrift stores!

DIY tutorial for Maryellen’s Living Room set & TV Guide

Watch & tell us if you will make one for Maryellen!

***Important***Please do not post, upload or sell these printables.  These printables are property of and are offered here for FREE.  If you want to share these printables with a Facebook group, website, blog, or friend, you can simply link back to this post.  Thank you.

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

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

  1. Emma
    November 12, 2016 at 6:33 am –

    Hi Rudy umm.. How do you print the coke stuff if you are on a iPad? Thank!

  2. sarahbubbles
    October 30, 2016 at 7:09 pm –

    Arriana My grandma grew up then too, and I’M the one who loves that loves this kind of stuff lol!

  3. Lila Jane Der
    June 8, 2016 at 4:48 pm –

    This girl is awesome! I love her! (i mean Rudy)

  4. TTlolipop10
    March 18, 2016 at 4:40 pm –

    Can you guys do a video on how to make a soda can?

  5. Maryellen
    February 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm –

    I just ordered Maryellen and I wish I could make one like that also you need to make a old fashion diner with a jukebox

  6. Arianna
    February 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm –

    no, why?

  7. grace
    February 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm –

    arianna are you the user of@agdolldiary????

  8. Arianna
    November 22, 2015 at 11:15 am –

    so cool! my grandma grew up in the ’50’s and she would love it!

  9. Zoe
    November 2, 2015 at 8:47 pm –

    She is so good I wish I came up with that ☺️☺️☺️☺️ Lol

  10. Zoe
    November 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm –

    I know right it’s cool she is good I wish I came up with that

  11. Pam
    October 27, 2015 at 3:00 am –

    OH MY GOSH!! This is so cute and I can’t wait to make it. Thank you!!!!

  12. jill
    September 26, 2015 at 8:53 am –

    hi where do you get painters tape

  13. Tyla and Tyia
    September 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm –

    You r awesome ? how do u have this stuff I’m just like you

  14. Jasmine
    September 6, 2015 at 8:34 am –

    You have 3 kids I see they are so cutest little thing I have ever seen ?

  15. Jasmine
    August 30, 2015 at 9:46 pm –

    Can you make me one please ?

  16. Rebecca
    August 28, 2015 at 1:13 pm –

    Will acrylic paint work to?

  17. sharon
    August 15, 2015 at 9:51 am –

    Great idea!!!!

  18. samanthadolls
    August 15, 2015 at 9:06 am –

    Please create her Seaside Diner!

  19. Linda Reynolds
    August 15, 2015 at 7:49 am –

    Looks like a plastic baby wipes container might work too.

  20. Candice Lacy
    August 15, 2015 at 5:58 am –

    My family had a vintage Coke machine exactly like that in our home for years- right down to the 10 cent sign. I’ll be making this for sure! Thanks so much for all your great projects!

  21. Jaiyah
    August 15, 2015 at 12:45 am –

    We did it go the aticker next u should try to make a 50s bed set so I can make becasue I am getting Mary Ann I wan to add her to my American girl do house and if she I lot of stuff to make a hous then she can join my American girl town and have her own hose like my other dolls

  22. Ann
    August 14, 2015 at 11:53 pm –

    Genius! So cute and easy! The hard part is just finding the tin ?

    You know you need a jukebox next!