Back-to-School Bun

Hello, everyone reading this! It’s Madi here. Today I’m going to show you how to make an easy-peasy style for your doll called the Back-to-School Bun. Maybe your doll didn’t have so great of a start at school this week, but she’ll own this coming Monday with this cute style. It’s quick and simple and out of the way, perfect for school, yet still elegant. You just need a flower from the American Girl store, or any fake flower with a stem. It’s best for dolls with longer, wavy hair. Ready to learn how?

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•Your doll, of course!
•An AGP flower (the one you get in the ice cream) or any fake flower with a bendable stem
•A spritzer to keep it frizz-free (optional, I didn’t use one)

Let’s get started, shall we?

IMG_0047First, you are going to have all your doll’s hair down like this. You can brush and spritz it if you’d prefer, but I just did it quickly because it was blazing hot outside. 😉

IMG_0048Bring your dolls hair into a simple beauty bun. Secure it with a hair elastic, like I did, or bobby pins if you want it to look very neat. 🙂 My bun is pretty messy, as you can see. 😛

IMG_0049Now, take the stem of your flower and push it into the center of your bun.

IMG_0050It will poke through near the top like this. Push it all the way through and then grab your stem and thread it through the hair on the top of her head. It’s kind of like weaving, but don’t go in-and-out – make sure it’s completely under the air.

IMG_0051Once the stem has been weaved under the hair and near her wig, it should look like this. You shouldn’t see the stem at all.

IMG_0052Look how beautiful the end result is!

IMG_0053 IMG_0054 IMG_0055 It’s the perfect style for school.

IMG_0056 IMG_0057Jasmine really loves her back-to-school bun, especially since the flower matches with Lea’s Celebration Outfit.

IMG_0058 IMG_0059 There are plenty of variations to this style. You could use two flowers and do two buns or make the bun higher or lower depending on how you want it.

IMG_0060 IMG_0063IMG_0062 I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial of the back-to-school bun!

Have you gone back-to-school yet?


Madison and Jasmine

By | 2016-08-13T13:21:57+00:00 August 13th, 2016|AG Reviews, Doll Hair|26 Comments

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Hey! I'm Madi, a blogger, writer, doll collector, & minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about me by clicking here and more about this blog by clicking here.


  1. Staff August 13, 2016 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Adorable! It’s so cute!! <3

  2. Grace (The Girl Upstairs) August 13, 2016 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    This is a great idea, Madi! Your photos are stunning!
    ~Grace <3

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison August 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Grace! I’m so glad you like them. 😀

  3. Cherry cola22 August 13, 2016 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Really cute! Do you like to do doll hair?

    • Madi
      Madi August 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      Yes, I like to do my doll’s hair, but I usually don’t do tuturoials doll hairstyles like this. 😀

      • Cherry cola22 August 13, 2016 at 9:26 pm - Reply

        Yes. I love doing doll hair! too! 🙂 🙂

        • Madi
          Madi August 14, 2016 at 5:46 am - Reply

          Yeah, it definitely is fun! 😀

  4. Pastor Daniel and Mrs.Shellie August 13, 2016 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Hey Madison! We are at Sierra and Marissa’s house today and they are showing us your sight! This is awesome! We are proud of you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Tell Russell hello for us. We love you guys!
    Pastor Daniel and Mrs.Shellie

    • Pastor Daniel and Mrs.Shellie August 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      The videos are amazing! we love the Christmas video!

      • Madi
        Madi August 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

        Hello Pastor Daniel and Mrs. Shellie! I’m so glad you like my blog. Love you too! And thank you – the Christmas one is one of my favorites. 😀

  5. SierraMist August 13, 2016 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Hey Madi

    • Madi
      Madi August 13, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Hello Sierra! Thanks so much for showing Pastor my blog!

  6. SierraMist August 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    So what did u think of Pastor being on yur site?

    • Madi
      Madi August 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      I was SO surprised. I never dreamed he would look at it, especially not comment! 😀

  7. SierraMist August 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    So the Olympics post. So whats your plan for it, stopmption?

    • Madi
      Madi August 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      No, I don’t have time for that this week. 🙁 As you know, stopmotions take FOREVER. 😛 So I just did it as a photostory. It looks incredible, though. I got Russell to help me with something (you’ll see on Wednesday!) and it looks like the dolls are actually flipping in the air by themselves. It took a little editting, but it looks really convincing! Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention – the Olmypic sport in my photostory is women’s gymnastics.

  8. SierraMist August 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Well now you know that pastor Knows about your site he will probably stop in once in a while to say hi lol

    • Madi
      Madi August 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      That will be so cool! My online friends will probably be like, “So THIS is the pastor you told us about!” LOL. 😀

  9. AnonymousA August 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I have lots of doll stuff planned, and I will use this hairstyle.

    By the way, should I get Lea sometime is December, or wait and get NEXT YEAR’S goty? *bites nails*

    • AnonymousA August 13, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      I meant to type, ‘lots of doll stuff planned, and I will use this hairstyle.’ Ugh.

    • Madi
      Madi August 13, 2016 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      Aw, I don’t think anybody’s ever done a hairstyle of mine before! Thanks!! 😀
      Hmm. It depends. If you’re not totally enthralled with Lea, I would wait until November when sneak-peek photos of the GOTY 2017 are usually leaked. If you like Lea better than the GOTY 2017, I think you should get her this December. 😀

      • AnonymousA August 14, 2016 at 10:02 am - Reply

        Ok! *is excited*

        *reads above comments* Ooooh, *that’s* the pastor.

        • Madi
          Madi August 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply

          LOL, yep! 😀

  10. Rutvi August 15, 2016 at 10:02 am - Reply

    AWWWWW, how CUTE! Jazzy looks amazing. 🙂
    Thanks for your sweet answers on my survey, Madi! It really means a lot 😀

    • Madi
      Madi August 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Rutvi! Jazzy says thanks. 😉
      You’re welcome! I love your blog. 😀


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