Summer is here! Clear sky, comfortable sunshine, very pleasant and healthy weather…Barbie, Christie, PJ, and Skipper decided to pack up and spend the day at one of Malibu’s beautiful beaches where it’s all fun under the sun!
This is my first Barbie beach diorama and I really had fun putting it all together! I had been planning it for a while, but it wasn’t until I included the Sun Lovin’ Malibu dolls in my collection that I could better visualize what I wanted to do.
First of all, I had to choose a background for my photo section that would give my scene a realistic touch. I was considering beach posters and aquarium backgrounds, which were a great idea but I didn’t want any light reflections on it. So I opted for a beach tapestry that I found on Amazon and I think the decision was right.
I had a good amount of brown butcher paper that I wanted to use as sand, but then I remembered that my kids had some kinetic sand and I included it to give it an even more realistic touch. I didn’t have enough to cover everything, but I think the brown paper worked well to hide the areas where it didn’t cover the sand.
I used elements from various playsets, a combination of vintage and new, and the truth is that I liked the result; they blended really well and I got the scene I wanted. Among the playsets that I included in my diorama you can see pieces from Beach Blast Barbie Beach Party from 1988, Barbie Loves the Ocean Beach Day and Volleyball set from 2020. I loved these last two! I’m more into vintage but the truth is that the Barbie Loves the Ocean line is among my current favorites. I also included pieces from the 1992 Barbie Picnic Set #7297, and the accessories that came with the 1978 Malibu Barbie The Beach Party.
Among the dolls that starred in this beach diorama are: Malibu Barbie The Beach Party, Sun Lovin’ Malibu Christie, Sun Lovin’ Malibu PJ, and Sun Lovin’ Malibu Skipper, all from 1978. Come join Barbie and her friends in this sunny day at one of the most famous beaches in the world, Malibu Beach! I hope you enjoy the photos!