diy || vinyls

hey guys. :)) today i'm coming at you with a diy that i'm excited to share—how to make vinyls (records) for your dolls! they're super cute as a decoration, plus if you have a music lover in the fam this would be perfect (as soon as i figure out how to make a record player i'll make sure to let you know how to make those too). so, without further ado, let's get into it.


what you need

  • i'm using an old shoebox, but any cardboard that isn't too terribly thick should work. if you use an old cereal box or something, you might want to double up, though.
  • any kind will do.
  • i'm using a record from the out generation ukulele set for the basic shape of my homemade vinyls.
  • just to trace the pattern—technically you don't need it, but i recommend you use on, especially if you're free handing the design.
sharpie or black paint
  • as long as it's black, you'll be fine—unless you want to make a pretty vinyl (like one of the pastel halsey, for example).

step one- if you are using a cardboard box, collapse it and cut out a piece that's a good size for the amount of vinyls you will be making.

step two- trace your pattern onto the cardboard.

step three- cut out your vinyl. cutting out the center can be difficult, but don't give up. it just takes some time.

step four- color/paint your vinyl, and you're done!

cute, huh?


i hope you liked this tutorial. :) i was in the midst of redecorating my doll area this morning and just decided to make a post out of it aha. i'll see you soon with a lyric shoot. :)

maddie xx


  1. Aww this is so neat, and I love the set up you did of it all on the wall. ^-^ (I approve very much of the sws, sio, and atl ones.)
    I lowkey wanna do that in my room with real vinyl but I a.) have like 0 space with "the wall" and b.) love playing my records too much to pin them up. xD
    Can't wait for the lyric shoot!
    xx Adaline

    1. thanks magma!! ^-^
      aha same, i think vinyls look wicked hanging on a wall and would love to have a wall like that in my room--my great grandfather actually has a bunch of old records he doesn't use anymore so maybe i can snatch some up for decorating purposes. xD

  2. whoops accidentally deleted my other comment :/
    I love this! Definitely trying it.

  3. Cute! I love the cluster of them hanging on the wall.


    *goes and makes one*

  5. This is sooooooo cute! When I eventually finish the dollhouse (It's been sitting in my garage for two years...) I want to make something like this for one of the rooms.
    - Zoë

    1. thanks so much, zoë! :) i'm sure it would look great in your dollhouse.

  6. Ahhhh I love it! And I love with you did with all the album covers and vinyls.

    - Ellie

  7. So...this is really cute. Forget the fact that I don't have any dolls. I'll just make mini vinyls because they're adorable. XD

  8. I wish somebody would start a doll house decorating magazine, just so they could put this diy in it. IT. LOOKS. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. BlueBicycleDoll12.3.16

    Looks great! I made a record player for my dolls. If you want to check it out its on my instagram, @bluebicycledoll.

    1. too cool! i followed you. :)