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Well I had an AWESOME shopping trip to L.A.! I got tons of cheap fabric, clothes, sunglasses, trim and buttons. Stayed up way past my bed time chatting girl talk, eating candy and singing to Spice Girls. I would post pic’s of all the fun things I got, but I can’t find my dang camera. Good thing it’s my cheap one! I’m hoping I left it in my friends back pack and not in some random jewelry store. Hopefully I find it tomorrow, so I can show you all the fun stores I found.

Until then I’m going to share with you a fun project I finished six months a couple months back. These pic’s are way cuter anyway!!

So remember Emmalyn’s newborn photo shoot ? I made this fun doll bed photo prop and love how it turned out!

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I started out with this Doll bed from Ikea. When I saw it, I thought it would be a cute prop for Emmalyn’s new born shoot and also fun for her to play with when she’s older. It was a little plain for my taste, so of course I had to fancy it up a bit. :)

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The first thing I did was spray paint it white! I LOVE spray paint!! Then I sewed the pink bed cover to make it a little more girly. It was still a little to plain for my taste, so I thought I would add a tulle ruffle bed skirt.


I ruffled up the tulle and then stapled it to the bottom of the doll bed.


I love a good makeover, especially when it involved something for my little girl!

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Isn’t she a doll?! Why do babies have to grow up so fast?!

(Photography done by Momentology Photography –she does AWESOME work!)

**UPDATE: To see more from the nursery click here.**

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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46 Responses to “Doll Bed Photo Prop”

  1. Job and Rachael

    That is ADORABLE! What a great idea for a baby photo shoot! I am dying here, she is beautiful :)

  2. Rebecca@This Present Life

    That is sooooo cute! What a fun, girly prop to use for newborns. I'm sure the photographer is going to run out and make her own "doll" bed!

  3. Life In The Thrifty Lane

    She is a doll!!! So cute. The tulle looks great as bed skirt.

  4. Jayna Rae

    That is sooooo beautiful! I adore it. I will have to file that idea away for if I ever have a girl.

  5. laxsupermom

    Sooo Adorable! Beautiful pic, and beautiful baby! I love that she'll get to play with the doll bed someday, and know it's the one from this pic. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Jen-CraftOManiac

    So precious and sweet, i just love it. Thanks for sharing it with us all. winks-jen

  7. Deals and Dishes

    OMG! I think I am in love with your baby lol! That is the cutest baby pic ever! LOVE IT! =)

  8. homestyleinteriors

    Holy Cow that is the sweetest pic. What a great idea.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog….now I'm off to check out your super craftiness.

  9. angie @ the cellar door stories

    what a GREAT idea! love this ~ and she is adorable.

    thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a comment ~ i really appreciate it! i am your newest follower, and linked up my apothecary jar redo!

  10. queenbee1994

    That is so precious! I love how you took something plain and made it fantastic. By the way I have the same sewing machine, maybe one day I will learn to sew more than a straight line.

  11. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}

    Seriously brilliant little prop idea!!! And holy cuteness…she really is a doll! I'm so glad you visited my blog so I could find yours! (c: Looking forward to more fun…

  12. Britney Pedraza

    I also LOVE the floor and wallpaper. Is that in a room in your house?

  13. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle

    Why am I suddenly aching to hold a baby! She is the sweetest thing. I can remember holding my son when he was just a few days old and whispering in his ear, "Stay a baby forever." Enjoy this time with that beautiful little girl.

  14. The Gunny Sack

    This is so adorable! I know what you mean about them staying small! My baby is in 2nd grade already :( !!!

  15. mallorymallorah

    This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. I think I may steal this idea if I ever have a little girl!

  16. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

    What adorable photos and your little girl is so sweet. Thanks for sharing this at WUW. I would appreciate a link back to my party added.

    Thanks, Kim

  17. Taija

    This is one of those one of a kind ideas that just makes me so happy to see! I love it!! SO creative, so cute, so so fun!!

  18. Jennifer

    This might be the cutest newborn picture I've ever seen! And the bed is adorable too! Great idea! Now if I could only have baby girl. . .
    Scissors & Spatulas

  19. MSBABY

    What a super job of mixing textures! Add a precious baby girl and we have a winner!

  20. Stacey

    Great remake of the bed! And that adorable baby on it just makes it that much more fantastic!! So cute!!

  21. feelincrafty

    Great Idea!! I also love the little tulle bed skirt! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Phyllis

    Your photos of the precious little one are the best that I have ever seen, and the baby girl is just adorable!!! Wow….just so cute I am still smiling! I am a doll artist and make newborn baby dolls so I photograph a lot of "newborns"…..but I have not done any as sweet as yours!

  23. Barbie

    This is the cutest idea I have ever seen!! I just had a lil girl and that is sooo adorable!!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      Thanks Barbie! Girls are so fun aren’t they?! Ahh I just love them!

  24. Steph

    Amazing set up. Love that girly look. I’m pregs but don’t know if I’m gonna get my girl! Do you remember the source for that stunning wallpaper by chance?

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