My Daughter LOVES her Build A Bear! For her birthday, everything that was on her wish list was for her bear, Sara. I think Sara has more clothes and accessories than I do!
The other day I was at a yard sale and found this wood jewelry box for $2. To me, it looked like a mini wardrobe. The ideas started whirling around in my head of all the possibilities. This would make a perfect little wardrobe for the Sara, the Build a Bear!
Supplies Used to Upcycle a Jewelry Box into a Teddy Bear Toy Wardrobe
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- Wood Jewelry Box
- Acrylic Paint
- Sponge Brush
- Mod Podge
- Pattern Paper
- Screw Hooks
- Sand Paper Or Dremel Sander
How to Build a Bear DIY Toy Wardrobe
First, the rod at the top of the box had to be removed. Using a hand saw I made a cut through the center of the rod and it came out easy peasy.
My daughter loves pink, so that is the color that the wardrobe was painted, inside and out. I did 2 coats and so far so good!
I didn’t paint the center of the doors because that is where the patterned paper is going to go.
After it was all painted the doors were sticking a little bit so my hubby took his Dremel and sanded down the edges of the doors so they wouldn’t stick anymore.
After the doors were good I measured the inside of each door panel so I could cut the patterned scrapbook paper to fit.
I stuck the paper to the wood doors using Modge Podge. To apply, paint a layer of the mod podge onto the wood door. Lay the paper on top, then apply another layer of modge podge on top.
I think I used too much because the paper did wrinkle a little bit, but it wasn’t enough to take it out and start over. Plus at this point, it was about 10 PM and her party was the next day.
Since we took out the rod, we put in some screw hooks so she would have something to hang the clothes on.
One thing you can’t see in the pictures is that when it was all finished I put a clear coat on it that was sparkly so the entire wardrobe has a very slight sparkle to it.
It turned out great and both my daughter AND Sara love it!
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