How to Make American Girl Diner Booths
Part 4 of the American Girl Diner series is here! This is one of the fun projects because it means the diner is finally starting to come together! There are still several parts to come, but this is a big one to get out of the way. Originally, I was going to make this out of wood but before I did that I wanted to try to see if a ‘recycled’ craft could be done. That way more people had materials on hand and it wouldn’t require tools. Sure enough, it did and these booths are VERY sturdy! Check out details in the video below and ask questions in the comments.
American Girl Diner Series:
Part 2: Menu Printables
Part 3: Paper Food Tray Printables
Part 4: Diner Booths
Part 5: Diner Table
- 3 cardboard boxes (2-square, 1 rectangle)
- Vinyl – I had 1 yard of the blue and a half yard of the black. I have leftovers.
- Cording *Optional
- Hot Glue
- E6000 Glue *A must
- Foam board or cardboard
- The size boxes I used are 2- 7″x7″x1 3/4″ and 1- 7″x4 3/4″x1 3/4″
- You can substitute the vinyl with Duct Tape sheets. That will also eliminate the need to hot glue the vinyl on.
- I say E6000 glue is a must because I don’t want your booths to fall apart. It’s my strong glue of choice. However, if you prefer another strong glue, go for it. Just use a strong glue!
- A substitute for the batting could be wash cloths. I’ve used them in projects before and they give a similar cushy feel.
- Don’t skip the 72 hours of dry time. It defeats the purpose of using a strong glue. 😉