Build: diy doll pram
Happy Halloween friends! Ana and I are back to share another handmade holiday gift build that any little person is sure to love - a doll pram.
Ana designed this little push pram perfectly. The plans feature a fairly simple build that is sure to see lots of playtime.
Fill it with their favorite baby doll (above is a Bitty Baby but the 18" dolls fit too).
It's spacious and roomy without being cumbersome, a 2 year could handle this pram no problem.
I'm in love with the simple lines and boxy look.
Bonus! I built this pram out of wood scraps and only purchased the $1 wheels at the craft store.
The mattress is a piece of 1 1/2" foam wrapped in batting. I made an envelope style fabric covering that can be removed for washing.
How to build a doll pram:
Step 1: Cut main body pieces and make pocket holes using your Kreg jig.
Step 2: Assemble body using pocket holes.
Step 3: Sketch and cut out side pieces. Clamp 2 sides together and sand edges to be sure they are identical.
Step 4: Attach sides to main body using pocket holes.
Above view of underside.
Step 5: Add handle supports and handle. Putty and sand smooth then paint as desired.
Cut 1 1/2" foam mattress to fit bottom.
Wrap mattress in batting and tack closed. Then make envelope style fabric covering to fit.
Sand and paint wheels.
Each wheel requires the above hardware in the order pictured. Be sure to use the correct hex bolt that is smooth at the neck, this allows the wheel to spin freely.
Mark the center of each wheel and drill a hole to match the 3/8" bolt.
Mark the corners of the pram body and drill 3/8" holes.
Thank you to Ana as usual for designing these beautiful (and free!) plans. You can build gifts for all your friends and family, check out the handmade holiday page for more diy gift ideas from this year and last year too.
I'm linking up to:
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic