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DIY Barbie Patio Set From Re-purposed Dollar Store Finds

By Starr Durrant

In under 30 minutes and for under $5.00 I was able to put together a great little one of a kind patio set that Barbie can use to enjoy those lazy summer days!

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DIY Barbie Doll Patio

I like to be creative in terms of re-purposing and as a huge fan of the dollar stores and Barbies, I’m always on the look out for ways to convert something intended for one use into something completely new. Hopefully this inspires you to look at things in a different way and find your own dollar store treasures that you can re-purpose with or for your Barbie enthusiast. You will be surprised how much kids enjoy playing with toys they’ve made themselves: they learn how to embrace imperfection, how to recycle, how to be resourceful and how to occupy their time with creative endeavors that gives them a sense of accomplishment and achievement, so dig through the junk drawer or take a trip to the dollar store together and see what you can turn into Barbie magic!

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DIY Barbie Doll Patio Set

When I found these cute little candle holder chairs, all I needed to do was remove the candle and cover the seat with some colorful duct tape. It just doesn’t get any easier! They came in a variety of colors and only cost $1.25 each and I wish I had bought more because these would make great gifts!

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Re-purposed DIY Barbie Doll Lawn Chair

One issue I had was the size of the candle holder hole – it was too large to cover with one strip of tape so I chose to go with two strips; one going either direction. You can also add a strip of tape to the upper panel of each chair as well.

 

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DIY Re-purposed Barbie Doll Lawn Chair

The patio table is an individual cupcake holder also from the dollar store. It comes with a little spatula to lift up the cupcake so when I removed that – there is a gap on the top of it. To address that, I glued on a circular polka dot tag from a gift bag and it even has a  pattern similar to the tape on the chairs.

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DIY Re-purposed Cupcake Holder Barbie Doll Table

Because I’m making this project to go along with a refurbished doll house for friends of mine I dug out an old piece of that plastic grass, a white lace rack and plastic flowers all from the Edmonton Re-use Centre and painted it pink before gluing the flowers on. If you wanted to make a trellis and didn’t have this type of thing available you can build one using plastic straws, kabob sticks or pop-cycle sticks and plastic or silk flowers; all these supplies are available at your local dollar store.  I went with a hot pink trellis because the outside of the doll house will be white and I want it to stand out; that and experience has taught me that little girls who love Barbie’s can’t get enough hot pink and purple so when I’m making gifts, I try to incorporate those colors where I can. In place of grass you could use green construction paper or fabric.

 

Your little one probably has all sorts of accessories she can add like a little ball, sunglasses or a little pet figurine and if not, these types of things are always available at the dollar stores. For drinking glasses you can cut off a half inch colored straw or in some case little pen parts work perfect.

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DIY Barbie Doll Patio Set

In under 30 minutes and for under $5.00 I was able to put together a great little one of a kind patio set that Barbie can use to enjoy those lazy summer days! Don’t forget to share this with your kids – you’ll be amazed at what wonderful ideas they will come up with for themselves.

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How To Make Easy Sparkling Barbie Doll Purses (Beginners Barbie Craft Series #4)
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DIY Barbie Boutique
How To Make A Hair Salon For Barbie
DIY – Stylish and Functional Barbie Luggage

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How To Make A Hair Salon For Barbie

By Starr Durrant

How to Make A Hair Salon For Barbie starrcreative.wordpress.com

How to Make A Hair Salon For Barbie starrcreative.wordpress.com

This scene was inspired by the two chairs which were originally candle holders that I purchased for under a dollar at a garage sale. That same day I also found the polka dot fabric at a garage sale down the lane and there the vision was born. This project is a compilation of re-purposed elements and found objects. Learn how to make a Kleenex box with an eraser, a curling iron and blow dryer from pen parts and more!

Beauty Station
This is a box covered in sparkly pink paper – the counter top is a bracelet box lid and the upright is a the lid to an old music box embellished with jewels from the dollar store for bling. The mirror is an old coaster.

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Scissors
These are two picture hooks bent into shape glued with hot glue

Kleenex Box
A piece of eraser with tissue glued on top

Towel Set
This is a piece of a baby blanket – folded and wrapped in a ribbon

Perfume Bottles
Large Bottle is made with beads – the two smaller ones were finds at a garage sale

Curling Iron
This is made from pieces from various pens – black electric tape for the handle and string for the cord. I used the rubber plug from a pen as a holder.

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Hair Dryer
This is made with pieces of pens and two buttons and string. I glued two pink small buttons together with a black string in between and found a small silver hoop from a pen lid to add on the side. The nozzle is also make from pen parts. The stand is a pen plug flipped upside down.

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Chairs
The chairs as I mentioned were candle holders – I covered a small piece of foam in fabric and glued it in place of the tea-lite. I also glued on a few jewels for a bit of bling

Magazine Stand
A shampoo lid flipped upside down embellished with jewels. The table top has a piece of sparkly paper and a vase made from a pen lid. The floral arrangement is from an old floral display.

Pictures
A great find at the recycle center!!

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Re-purposed gift bag and jewels for embellishment

Walls and Floor
Scrap book paper and trim is foam board.

Hint – Keep old pens, and odd and ends from packaging or other things you typically would throw out in a baggy so you have lots of different little pieces to use when you create Barbie accessories.

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DIY Barbie Patio Set From Re-purposed Dollar Store Finds
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DIY Bassinet For Barbie (Beginners Barbie Crafts Series – Project 2)
Barbie Bath Towel Collection Tutorial (Beginners Barbie Crafts Series – Project 3)
How To: DIY Barbie Brunch Hollywood Style
DIY Barbie Boutique
DIY – Stylish and Functional Barbie Luggage

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