How to Create a Closet for Any 18" Doll

A simple shoebox or other small box can be used to form into a closet for an 18-inch doll. It's very easy to convert it into a closet, with just a few small decorative changes.


  1. 1
    Find a shoe box. Check to see whether it is big enough to be a closet for your doll. Check it standing long-wise.
  2. 2
    Choose some color(s) of paper you like. Glue, then cut the paper and stick it on the shoebox.
  3. 3
    Take a marker or crayon. Write what you want it to say on the closet. For example, "Amy's Adorable Fashion Closet!".
  4. 4
    Decorate the closet with stickers, glitter, etc.
  5. 5
    Add a hanging rod. Use a small piece of dowel, a pencil or similar item to make the hanging rod for the wardrobe. Make two holes at the top end of the closet and push the dowel or pencil through this. Use poster tack on the outside to keep the rod or pencil from shifting around.
    • The rod needs to be slightly wider than the box, so that the edges stick out the sides of the box when you push it through the holes.
  6. 6
    Get mini hangers that can hold your doll's clothes. Take them and hang them on the rod or pencil hanger.
  7. 7
    Add the doll's shoes, undershirts, and any other items at the base of the closet. If you have small drawers, put them inside the closet too
  8. 8
    Use the closet for your doll. This should look pretty amazing now; your doll is sure to love using it.


  • Choose mini versions of things people would have in their closets.
  • Have fun, and don't get frustrated if it doesn't turn out absolutely perfect. The main idea is to be happy with the art you've made.
  • This works best for American Girl dolls.


  • Seek adult help with a glue gun if you haven't been shown how to use it safely yet.

Things You'll Need

  • Shoebox or similar sized box
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Stickers and other decorative items
  • Dowel rod or pencil
  • Small hangers
  • Doll clothing, shoes, accessories
  • Small chest of drawers

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Categories: Dolls and Doll Houses