Doll Bed Photo Prop


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!!

doll bed photo prop


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.**

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Tiffani Rose posted on March 28, 2011 at 5:54 am (#

    Oh my gosh! That has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen!!

  2. Libby posted on March 28, 2011 at 6:06 am (#


  3. Sarah posted on March 28, 2011 at 6:13 am (#

    OH MY GOD that is so cute it hurts!

  4. Korrie@RedHenHome posted on March 28, 2011 at 6:17 am (#

    Utterly and completely adorable!

  5. Job and Rachael posted on March 28, 2011 at 6:39 am (#

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

  6. Rebecca@This Present Life posted on March 28, 2011 at 6:40 am (#

    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!

  7. Life In The Thrifty Lane posted on March 28, 2011 at 7:32 am (#

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

  8. Jayna Rae posted on March 28, 2011 at 7:43 am (#

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

  9. laxsupermom posted on March 28, 2011 at 7:47 am (#

    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.

  10. Jen-CraftOManiac posted on March 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm (#

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

  11. Denissa posted on March 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm (#

    OMGoodness..can she be any stinking cuter!!! And the bed too! lol :)

  12. Heather posted on March 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm (#

    This is SO cute!!! How did you attach the tule skirt to the bed?

  13. wwm posted on March 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm (#

    OMG! She is adorable!!!

  14. Deals and Dishes posted on March 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm (#

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

  15. Heather Frost posted on March 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm (#

    Thanks for commenting <33 your pictures are simply amazing and the baby is just too adorable. What a little model in the making
    Your blog is very cute <3
    hope to talk to you more soon!

  16. Aly7 posted on March 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm (#

    she is ADORABEL ! So cute, she does not look real!

  17. Erin posted on March 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm (#

    She is a little gem!! Love this idea. So cute! And I love your blog!

  18. Amy K posted on March 29, 2011 at 3:52 am (#

    Absolutely precious!

  19. homestyleinteriors posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:11 am (#

    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.

  20. angie @ the cellar door stories posted on March 29, 2011 at 5:44 am (#

    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!

  21. queenbee1994 posted on March 29, 2011 at 6:45 am (#

    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.

  22. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} posted on March 29, 2011 at 7:14 am (#

    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…

  23. Britney Pedraza posted on March 29, 2011 at 10:59 am (#

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

  24. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle posted on March 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm (#

    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.

  25. The Gunny Sack posted on March 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm (#

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

  26. mallorymallorah posted on March 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm (#

    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!

  27. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts posted on March 30, 2011 at 11:14 am (#

    Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over on Sugar Bee Crafts – I featured you today! Mandy,

  28. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm (#

    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

  29. Taija posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:06 am (#

    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!!

  30. Jennifer posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:49 am (#

    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

  31. MSBABY posted on March 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm (#

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

  32. Jenn Erickson posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:33 pm (#

    Absolutely beautiful in every detail!!

  33. LambAround posted on April 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm (#

    AAAAW! This is such a sweet idea :)

  34. Stacey posted on April 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm (#

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

  35. Bec@littlelucylu posted on April 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm (#

    That is just too sweet!

  36. Mallory posted on April 2, 2011 at 9:17 am (#

    How precious! So cute!!

  37. feelincrafty posted on April 4, 2011 at 11:49 pm (#

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

  38. Phyllis posted on April 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm (#

    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!

  39. Kelley posted on April 8, 2011 at 11:45 am (#

    Adorable photos and I really love the tulle bedskirt.

  40. Barbie posted on April 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm (#

    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 posted on April 29, 2011 at 9:51 pm (#

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

  41. Patty Christensen posted on June 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm (#

    These are adorable!!! Excellent Idea!!

  42. Steph posted on July 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm (#

    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?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm (#

      thanks! it was actually just a backdrop my photographer used in her newborn shoot. so pretty though!

  43. Dripable posted on November 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm (#

    I fully agree completely!

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