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Barbie Couch and chair DIY!

I loved Barbies…and I love the my daughter loves them too. But I totally don’t love having to buy Barbie Furniture at the store…hello! Expensive! So I’ve got an easy diy for a barbie chair and barbie couch that is made out of a TISSUE  BOX!

This tutorial can be used for both a Barbie chair and a Barbie couch depending on what size of tissue box you use!

What you need to make a Barbie couch or chair

    • Tissue box
    • ruler
    • scissors
    • tape
    • hot glue
    • fabric (the fluffier the better)
    • pen

How to make a Barbie Couch


I did put together a quick video–but if you have questions check down below!

First…grab a tissue box! 

You are going to measure and cut out a square..One on each side.

I sketch out the square and cut it out. To be honest…this size varies depending on size of a box. around 3 inches is standard. 


There needs to be one on each side…same spot! 

I’m strategic about were I place my square. I want it opposite to where the whole of the tissue is. 


I took a ruler and scored across the from cut out square to cut out square (this makes bending the box into shape a little easier) 

You have to put a little muscle into it…but bend the box into the chair shape! 

I used the leftover tissue box to seal up the whole (just to reinforce it). I use tape and then add tape over all the edges–once again to reinforce it! 


How to cover a chair with fabric

Time for the pretty part! FABRIC! I totally recommend using fun fluffy fabric. It’s easier to cover up the edges and make it look nice! 

I basically wrap it like a present. Hot glue will be your friend. For the arms of the couch and chair I just roll up the fabric and hot glue it on! 

The white fabric is so fluffy you can’t see any seams! 

They turned out so cute ! and so much cheaper than buying a set at the store!

and guess what…Barbie loves it! 


If you want to pin this for later…here you go: 

You can see the barbie organizer I made

and the fun barbie tent

and of course an easy barbie bed out of a shoebox!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.