DIY Barbie Doll Hair Salon

This scene was inspired by the two chairs which were originally candle holders that I purchased for under a dollar at a garage sale. That same day I also found the polka dot fabric at a garage sale down the lane and there the vision was born. This project is a compilation of re-purposed elements and found objects. Learn how to make a Kleenex box with an eraser, a curling iron and blow dryer from pen parts and more!

Feature Barbie Doll DIY Hair Salon

Beauty Station
This is a box covered in sparkly pink paper – the counter top is a bracelet box lid and the upright is a the lid to an old music box embellished with jewels from the dollar store for bling. The mirror is an old coaster.

Barbie Doll DIY Hair Salon Accessories
These are two picture hooks bent into shape glued with hot glue

Kleenex Box
A piece of eraser with tissue glued on top

Towel Set
This is a piece of a baby blanket – folded and wrapped in a ribbon

Perfume Bottles
Large Bottle is made with beads – the two smaller ones were finds at a garage sale

Curling Iron
This is made from pieces from various pens – black electric tape for the handle and string for the cord. I used the rubber plug from a pen as a holder.

Barbie Doll DIY Hair Salon Curling Iron

Hair Dryer
This is made with pieces of pens and two buttons and string. I glued two pink small buttons together with a black string in between and found a small silver hoop from a pen lid to add-on the side. The nozzle is also make from pen parts. The stand is a pen plug flipped upside down.

Barbie Doll DIY Hair Salon Blow Dryer

The chairs as I mentioned were candle holders – I covered a small piece of foam in fabric and glued it in place of the tea-lite. I also glued on a few jewels for a bit of bling

Magazine Stand
A shampoo lid flipped upside down embellished with jewels. The table top has a piece of sparkly paper and a vase made from a pen lid. The floral arrangement is from an old floral display.

A great find at the recycle center!!

Re-purposed gift bag and jewels for embellishment

Walls and Floor
Scrap book paper and trim is foam board.

Hint – Keep old pens, and odd and ends from packaging or other things you typically would throw out in a baggy so you have lots of different little pieces to use when you create Barbie accessories.

Barbie Doll DIY Hair Salon

Also check out this Free pattern for sewing a Barbie Hairdresser Smock and Apron at

See More Barbie Doll DIY Projects Here

4 thoughts on “DIY Barbie Doll Hair Salon”

  1. I love the fact that you can take the strangest things and turn them into something a little girl would LOVE to play with. Why weren’t you making this stuff when I was still playing with Barbies. Absolutely beautiful cuz


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