How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Posted on Nov 24 2015 - 9:19am by Rudy

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

HIGHLY REQUESTED. Ever since we made the American Girl Bouquet Nightstand, the bed has been highly requested.  Back then we only needed a nightstand to add to our collection, so the bed wasn’t even a thought to make until the requests came in.  The plans are finally ready to share and with the right tools and cut list provided below, this should be a weekend project.  It is a little more complicated than some of the other doll beds we have built, but that’s because American Girl has put a $175 price tag on it!  I know it’s late, but I still hope this helps a lot who wanted to make this set for Christmas!  Please email me if you are making it for a gift or just to add to your collection!  I really love featuring guest builds! Rudy@AmericanGirlIdeas.com

Also, HUGE thanks to Shelly over at Shelly’s Doll World.  She has the real American Girl Bouquet Bed and she took all the measurements, which isn’t a simple task!  Please give her a big thanks!

Other American Girl Doll Bed Plans:

How to make American Girl Bouquet Nightstand

Descendants Mal Bed (Foam Board)

Julie’s Bed (Wood)

Grace Thomas Simple Twin (Wood)

Double Farmhouse Bed

Single Farmhouse Bed

Bouquet Bed Cut List:

Trundle:

  • 1 – 1/2” @ 10” x 19 3/4” – Bottom of Trundle
  • 2 – 1/2” @ 10” x 3 1/2” – Top and Bottom of Trundle
  • 2 – 1/4” @ 20 3/4” x 3 1/2” – Sides of Trundle

Bouquet Bed:

  • 2 – 1” x 1” @ 10” – Footboard Legs
  • 1 – 1/2” @ 10 1/4” x 6 1/2” – Footboard
  • 2 – 1” x 1” @ 18 1/2” – Headboard Legs
  • 1 – 1/2” @ 15 1/4” x 10 1/4” – Headboard
  • 2 – 1/2” @ 21 3/4” x 2” – Bed Rails
  • 2 – 1/2” @ 10 3/4” x 2” – Mattress Supports
  • 1 – 3/8” @ 10 3/4” x 2” – Headboard Support
  • 1 – 1/2” @ 12 1/4” x 3 1/4” – Top of Headboard
  • 2 – 3/8” @ 2” x 2” – Headboard Molding
  • 2 – 3/8” @ 8 1/4” x 2” – Bottom of Headboard Molding
  • 1 – 3/8” @ 11” x 2” – Top Shelf
  • 1 – 3/8” @ 11” x 1 5/8” – Bottom Shelf
  • 2 – 1/4” @ 2 3/4″ x 2” – Shelf Dividers
  • 1 – 3/8” @ 11” x 3 1/8” – Bottom Shelf Support
  • 1 – 1/4” @ 19 5/8” x 10 5/8” – Mattress Top

Shopping List:

  • 1 – 1/4″ @ 2′ x 4′ MDF
  • 1 – 1/2″ @ 2′ x 4′ MDF
  • 1 – 3/8″ @ 2′ x 4′ MDF
  • 4 – 1″ x 1″ legs (square dowel.  Hobby Lobby and Michael’s has these.  Home Depot and Lowes might have them also.)

**You can use a different material if needed, but the MDF will give you a look just like the AG version.

Step 1:

Attach sides to the bottom of the trundle.  Use wood glue and nail into place.  See pictures below for placement.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed Step 1

American Girl Bouquet Bed

Step 2:

Attach the footboard legs to the footboard. Use wood glue and nail into place.  Use diagram for placement.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed Step 2

Step 3:

Attach headboard to headboard legs.  Use wood glue and nail into place.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Step 4:

Attach bed rails to the headboard and footboard. It should be 4″ off the ground.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed Step 4

Step 5:

Add the two mattress supports and the one headboard support.  Use wood glue and nail into place.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Step 6:

Attach the top of headboard.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Step 7:

Add the headboard moulding for support.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Step 8:

Attach the bottom of headboard moulding.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Step 9:

Attach top shelf, dividers and bottom shelf.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Step 10:

Attach bottom shelf support.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Step 11:

Add mattress top to the mattress supports.

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Step 12:

Sand, spackle, and paint!

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

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

How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed was last modified: November 24th, 2015 by Rudy

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

  1. Bri Ashta November 27, 2016 at 4:06 am -

    Please make a tutorial video for this, because they help me out a lot! Thank you.

  2. Emma McGlothlin July 13, 2016 at 4:34 pm -

    I’m working on making that bed today.

  3. Scott June 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm -

    I never found 3/8″ MDF so just substituted 1/4″ and it worked fine. Used foam board to make “mattresses” http://www.homedepot.com/p/Project-Panels-FOAMULAR-1-in-x-2-ft-x-2-ft-R-5-Insulation-Sheathing-PP1/203553730

    Covered them with flour sack dish towels for a mattress pad/sheet and used colored kitchen towels for a blanket. Very easy no sewing solutions.

  4. Scott March 4, 2016 at 7:14 am -

    Where did you find the 3/8″ MDF? Can’t find it at Lowes, HD, Michaels or Hobby Lobby. At first glance, it appears subbing 1/4″ won’t make much difference, but haven’t gotten that far along so know for sure.

  5. Layla January 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm -

    Sorry my name is Layla not Laya

  6. Laya January 1, 2016 at 9:06 pm -

    I love your crafts so much. I really like the french bakery. It’s 2016 and Lea Clark is out. I really like her Rainforest House. Way too expensive though. You should totally try to craft it! Good Luck!

  7. ginnie November 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm -

    This is incredible! Thank you!

  8. Gina Griffin November 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm -

    Thank you the bed looks great. I hope my bed is as wonderful

  9. Cari Merrell November 25, 2015 at 9:46 am -

    you made my dream come true i have wanted this for as long as i can remember

  10. Diane November 24, 2015 at 8:27 pm -

    Thanks!! For posting the build instructions for this. First thing tomorrow I’m heading to Home Depot to get my supplies!! I’ll send pics of the final. Thanks again.

    PS if you put together the accessories, please let us know.

  11. buzzy November 24, 2015 at 1:53 pm -

    adorable. I LOVE your crafts and can’t wait for more!!!!

  12. Julia M. H. November 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm -

    Are you going to make some of the accessories too? Please!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Julia M. H. November 24, 2015 at 11:03 am -

    Have you made one and if so can you post a video on it?