Monday, January 21, 2013

How to Store and Display American Girl Doll Clothes

After I posted about Natalie's American Girl Store Bistro Birthday Party and 28 Toy Storage and Organization Ideas last week, I thought I'd continue with the Home Organizing trend and share a fun tip on how we display some of the girls' American Girl doll clothes. I love this solution because it's simple, affordable, and easy to remove! This is our American Girl Clothesline Display:
American Girl Doll Clothesline Display, from Serenity Now
American Girl Doll Clothesline Display, from Serenity Now

All you need to put this together:

I prefer to use these particular hooks with the metal parts because the string stays put and doesn't slide off any plastic. And I love that the hooks are easily removable. I can take 'em down and hang 'em back up somewhere else if we get tired of the placement.

Directions to make your own?
Make your own "Clothesline" display for American Girl Doll Clothes, from Serenity Now

*The string is knotted on each end and looped around the center hook twice.*
How to Organize & Display Doll Clothes (American Girl) from Serenity Now

The rest was as simple as hanging Natalie and Michaela Byrd's doll clothes on the line. The nicest outfits (American Girl "historic" gowns, cute dresses, and costumes) were hung with doll clothes hangers. The remainder of the clothes (skirts, sweaters, pants, tights, socks, etc.) were refolded and stored in the doll trunk the girls already had.
Hanging Doll Clothes with Command Hooks to Save Space, from Serenity Now
Make your own "Clothesline" display for American Girl Doll Clothes, from Serenity Now

I love the beautiful doll armoires I've seen in stores, but those take up space...and we just don't have that space right now. So, this was a great solution for us.

If you're new here, then you may want to check out this post about easy doll and toy accessory storage. I'm slowly putting together a doll play area for the girls...and trying to keep things put together at the same time. Having a dedicated spot for their nicest doll outfits is helpful. Now I don't have to worry about stepping on stuff in the dark and grinding velcro into the carpet!
Storing & Displaying American Girl Doll Clothes, from Serenity Now

And the dolls seem ready to celebrate {wink}.
American Girl Doll Play Area, from Serenity Now
American Girl Doll Play Area, from Serenity Now

Do you have any fun tips for storing or displaying toys in your home?

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Simply LKJ said...

That is a great idea! My girls played with their for hours on end when they were their age!

Amy @ 11Magnolialane said...

This is great--inexpensive and easy enough for my four-year-old. Just this week I was googling for ideas for this same issue. Thanks Amanda!

Kelli W said...

Such a great idea! I wish Legos were that easy to corral:) And oh my goodness at all the hair bows! I bet your girls have a bow for every outfit!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

This is really cute Amanda! I would never have thought of it but I love that it's so easy to do - and removable too!

Jeni said...

Such a great idea!! I am smitten with Command Hooks!

amy mayen said...

Command hooks are a Godsend. Great idea!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This is so cute!! And quite possibly something I can do with my son's superhero attire. The collection just seems to grow and grow! :)

jelly andrews said...

Brilliant idea! This is really cute. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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