I was going through some older DIY Barbie-Doll posts and thought given that I have a majority of new followers since my return to blogging, this might be the ideal way to share with you some of my previous Barbie Doll up-cycled projects that fit in with the Valentines Day theme and highlight some of my favorite Barbie Doll up-cycle creations.
It was the Barbie projects that got me started on blogging a few years back. Life happened and my blogging experience was short lived but I’m sure glad to be at it again! Looking back I can see I really had no idea how to network or how to share my projects. I still have a big learning curve but hopefully this will ignite some interest in some of those earlier projects with a few newer ones in the mix too.
Weaving a story around existing projects was really fun, so lets see what a Valentines Day for Barbie might look like!
9:00 a.m The Hair Salon
Barbie is off work and ready for a holiday with her handsome sweetheart ! She’s off to the DIY Barbie Doll Hair Salon because later that evening she’ll be flying to a romantic destination but first things first. Lets get that hair done!
This DIY Barbie Doll Hair Salon is all made with found items from garage sales, the Reuse Center and Thrift Store finds. The chairs were tea light candle holders, the mirror was a silver coaster and the Kleenex box is a piece of an eraser with a tissue glued on. Visit to see how to make a DIY curling iron and blow dryer!
11:00 am Brunch
Now that her hair appointment is done it’s time to meet a friend for a DIY Brunch Hollywood style Barbie loves the coaster art and the marble floor sticky back cupboard liner. The table base is a Thrift Store find and the vase is a pen lid covered in glitter. Visit to learn how to make these easy chairs!
1:00 pm Shopping
Barbie heads over to her favorite DIY Barbie Boutique for some last minute shopping.
The above clothing display cabinet is an old child’s jewellery box decorated with Zebra print duct tape. The manikin with the pink top is the torso of a $1.00 plastic Barbie from the Dollar Tree spray painted silver. The boutique also sells DIY jewellery and has a great idea on how to up-cycle old jewellery and make your own boutique!
While she was there she noticed they sold DIY luggage made from old cell phone and credit card cases. What perfect timing! Yikes – she needs a new hairdresser!
3:00 pm – Relax And Open Surprise Valentines Gift!
After a busy day Barbie arrives home to find that her sweetheart has sent her a gift. He want’s her to open it before she heads to the airports to meet up with him later. She relaxes on her Easy No-Sew DIY Zebra Sofa, excited to see what’s inside that wrapped present! Could it finally be that engagement ring!
9:00 pm Hotel Check-In
After a two hour flight she arrives in Edmonton where she’s eagerly awaiting Ken for a one night stop over before flying to the Caribbean in the morning. The DIY hotel room with a view of Edmonton’s downtown and Muttart Conservatory is amazing, she can’t believe how beautiful everything is! The bed is made from a platter and picture frame, the fireplace from an old mini photo-album stand, side tables from candle holders and a beautiful view through the window made from a picture. Visit the blog and get all sorts of ideas how to convert Thrift store finds into amazing Barbie furniture!
Day 2 – Hanging Out on the Beach
After an early flight, Barbie and Ken arrive to sun and sand and spend the day floating around in DIY Float Tubes make from up-cycled swim trunks and curlers.
Followed by a bit of relaxing on the DIY Lounge Chairs made from a dish rack and tablet cover.
Later in the day, Barbie has time for a work out with her DIY Exercise equipment. A child’s bracelet makes a great hula-hoop! See what else I made with junk drawer finds!
Now it’s time to get ready for a night of dancing and romance. Thank goodness the hotel has this great DIY make-up vanity made from a child’s jewellery box on a candle holder. See this vanity and more examples of amazing up-cycled ideas made with Thrift Store finds.
6 Months Later – The Wedding
Barbie wears an amazing DIY No-Sew Wedding Gown made from an old curtain. Her jewellery and hair is embellished with stick on jewels and her bouquet is a vintage birthday party candle holder with a miniature faux rose.
2 Years Later – How the Story Ends
Barbie has her own surprise this Valentines Day and she’s found this cute little DIY Bassinet that’s a perfect way to welcome the happy couples new baby girl!
Poor Ken, he never seems to be in the pics! Maybe I should make them a selfie stick so they can take more pics together.
I hope you enjoyed Barbies romantic Valentines Day adventures and seeing some of my DIY Barbie Doll projects! You can click on the pictures or links to learn more about how I made each project. My goal is to inspire kids and adults to see the possibilities in turning something old into something new so wherever and whenever I can, my projects incorporate re-purposing and up-cycling, using found things from garage sales, junk drawers, Thrift Stores and the Reuse Center. If I want to make crafts, the Dollar Tree is where I go to find a great selection of supplies.
Please share if you know someone who has a little Barbie enthusiast and help me inspire kids to make their own toys – it’s fun, creative, good on the pocket book and great for the environment.
WARNING: Once you start you will be addicted, you will find yourself suddenly wondering what you can turn random objects in to every where you go! Visit my Pinterest Barbie Page.