It is easy to transform a Clementine box into a charming doll bed. I’ve made two bed styles here to inspire you to get to work.
Lightly sand then paint the Clementine box inside and out. You may need more than one coat.
Sew a mattress and pillow. Use scrap fabric or old sheets.
Find a cloth napkin to use as a blanket.
The braided rug in the picture above was made from braided sheets by one of my talented students.
Bed 1 (with headboard)
Turn the box upside down. Use foam board or whatever scraps you have on hand. I used foam board because I have a friend who frames pictures for people and therefore has lots of foam board scraps that would otherwise just get tossed out. Check your local frame shop. I cut a piece of foam board with an exacto knife and attached it for the headboard. Be creative here. Round the corners if you like and make a fabric covered padded headboard.
Bed 2 (with fancy bed posts)
Make a cradle-like bed by adding finials to the bed posts. I got these beads second-hand. If you are using beads, fill the hole with wood putty and let dry before painting. Glue in place.
Home-made gifts are really nice in my opinion. You probably know some little girl who would love a sweet little doll bed.
Older little girls would enjoy making their own doll beds. They could pick their own colors, paint it themselves, and even sew the mattresses and pillow. In this way they will learn basic sewing techniques and improve their skills. They will have just as much fun making it as playing with it.