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Time:2h00
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Nice 'n' Simple
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Decorating

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Turn a 3D frame or old box in to a lovely little home for your dollies.



Instructions

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a good sized box or preferably a 3D frame.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the back and draw where a window should be.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take a sharp knife and a ruler.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the window you drew.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 5
    Step 5

    Paint the inside of the frame or box.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 6
    Step 6

    Print out a pretty pattern on to paper, this will be the wallpaper.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut the paper to the shape of the back wall.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 8
    Step 8

    Glue it down and leave to dry.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stick some strong glue on the base of your box / frame.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 10
    Step 10

    Stick down a piece of carpet. If you don't have any spare carpet you could use some thick fabric or sew a little patchwork rug.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pierce two holes at either side of the window, just above the top.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut two lengths of wire.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 13
    Step 13

    Wrap another length of wire around the two.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cut two more shorter lengths of wire.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 15
    Step 15

    Wrap the middle in a loop around the bar you made earlier and then slip off.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 16
    Step 16

    Place these two loops through the holes on the back wall and secure at the back.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 17
    Step 17

    Cut two rectangles of fabric, these will be the curtains.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 18
    Step 18

    Stitch part of the fabric over the bar to make a loop.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 19
    Step 19

    Slip the curtains on to the bar.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 20
    Step 20

    Attach a bead at either side of the bar to secure the curtains.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 21
    Step 21

    Cut two strips of fancy ribbon and glue them around the edges of the box / frame.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 22
    Step 22

    Print out some photos, one of an outside scene and some for the walls.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 23
    Step 23

    Stick the outside scene on the outside of the window facing in.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 24
    Step 24

    Fold the wire in to an oval and wrap the ends around the middle.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 25
    Step 25

    Take two more lengths of wire, these will be the legs.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 26
    Step 26

    Make legs by folding the wire in to loops at the end and then attach to the chair.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 27
    Step 27

    Wrap more wire all over the chair to make it in to a seat.

  • How to make a dolls house. Mini Doll House - Step 28
    Step 28

    Cut a square of fabric and stitch it together to make a cushion. Place it on the chair and put the chair in the doll house. All done, more fun doll house projects coming soon.

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Comments

clumeclo
clumeclo · St Louis, Missouri, US
That's too cute! Fairly simple, too.
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
I sent in my version. But it doesn't show up here.
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
I finished mine! I tried to send in my version of it but it wouldn't load my pictures!
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
I finished mine! i tried to end in my version of it but it wouldn't load my pictures!
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
I got a new pic! It use to be Bella and Edward!
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
I am almost done with mine!
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
Can I just use a shoebox?
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featureandform
featureandform · Whitley Bay, England, GB · 2 projects
omg im in love! so adorably cute! your projects rock and rule! were abouts did you find the 3d frame and were would you recomend i look for one?
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Isabel H.
Isabel H. · Herpen, North Brabant, NL · 23 projects
WOW! very nice I"d like it
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GothicFeverDream
GothicFeverDream · Brooklyn, New York, US
this is so cute, when i do art shadow boxes we use a similar idea except the box isnt as deep, this is so nice though, very very cute
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