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Making dollhouse furniture for your child's dollhouse can be an activity they share with you!
It is incredibly easy and fun to make a sofa out of a sponge.
Here's how to do it:

Posted by Corinne D. from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See Corinne D.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a piece of doll furniture. Simple Dollhouse Sofas - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials.

  • How to make a piece of doll furniture. Simple Dollhouse Sofas - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a small kitchen sponge and cut an inch off the length.

  • How to make a piece of doll furniture. Simple Dollhouse Sofas - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue along the edge of the sponge to attach your "sofa" fabric.

  • How to make a piece of doll furniture. Simple Dollhouse Sofas - Step 4
    Step 4

    We tried a "wavy" sponge for this tutorial, which is just a little bit more work, than the straight sponge. You just have to be sure to pull the fabric tightly against the waved edge

  • How to make a piece of doll furniture. Simple Dollhouse Sofas - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wrap this piece and the larger piece in the fabric of your choice. Use fabric glue or a hot glue gun to attach the fabric, using straight pins to hold it in place while the glue dries. Wrap it like a present. Trim excess fabric so it isn't bulky and try to tuck in edges so it lies as flat as possible against the sponge

  • How to make a piece of doll furniture. Simple Dollhouse Sofas - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue the smaller sponge, onto the large sponge, making a back for the couch. (at this point, it was easy for the 4 & 6 year old to really get involved. Glue and hold is a good job for them!) Let it set a few minutes to dry.

  • How to make a piece of doll furniture. Simple Dollhouse Sofas - Step 7
    Step 7

    We made feet out of wooden beads, stuck into the bottom of the sofa with straight pins and glue. Glue the feet onto the big sponge piece.

  • How to make a piece of doll furniture. Simple Dollhouse Sofas - Step 8
    Step 8

    We added "Rick Rack" to this couch, If you use trim, you may want to use something that will cut with a neat edge, not something bulky and inclined to majorly unravel.

  • How to make a piece of doll furniture. Simple Dollhouse Sofas - Step 9
    Step 9

    Let it dry and after a few hours it should be ready to add to the dollhouse!

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