Landscaping your dollhouse gives it a special finishing touch. You don’t necessarily need to spend lots of money on it. In fact, you can just utilize the things you have at home. However, if you have money and enough space, you can go all the way and build a big garden and a front and/or backyard.
For this tutorial, let’s assume that you neither have unlimited money or lots of space. To start making your dollhouse’s front and backyard, you can use the following materials:
Once you have the materials you need, follow the steps below:
It’s best if you design the front and backyard while you put the dollhouse on the base. However, if you are using paint, remove the dollhouse. You don’t want to minimize the risk of spilling color into it.
You can simply buy a miniature bed for your dollhouse and remodel it. However, what you’ll usually get is that common bed design. If you want to try to be unique and build something a bit more different, then this tutorial will hopefully help you.
Make a unique bedroom for your dollhouse using popsicle sticks. To begin, prepare the following materials:
Once you have the materials, follow the steps below:
To make sure that you are making a bed of the right size, make sure that you measure the bedroom area of your dollhouse beforehand.
Use your knife to cut one tip of the popsicle sticks. Depending on the size of the bed you want, you can lay some popsicle sticks together. Stick them together using glue and wood clamp. The result will look like a picket fence.
Do the same process as you need to picket models for the footboard and headboard.
Place two cross members of popsicle sticks (forming an X) on the picket fence to secure them. Glue these cross members on the picket model. Also, place a base board on the lower end of the picket fence.
Paint the picket models with the desired color.
Create miniature bed posts by creating tenon joints and mortise.
Fit the picket fence headboard and footboard to the bedposts. Use the wood clamp to make the process precise. Glue all parts together.
Finally, use a thin plywood or cardboard as your bed’s base. Paint it.
For your mattress, you can use foam, and for your bed sheet, you can use a fabric of your choice.
Once you have your bed, try putting it on your dollhouse. Do you like how it’s built?
If you want a realistic dollhouse, you must be able to design and set up every room the same way you design and set them up in real life. For designing living room of your dollhouse, you might want to follow the steps below:
In choosing a paint color for your living room, you would want one that will complement the dollhouse’s exterior paint. Never use the same color. Bright colors are recommended as they will make the interior stand out.
It’s normal to want to put as much miniature furniture on the dollhouse’s living room. However, don’t forget to leave an open space. Otherwise, everything will clamp in the small space, and you will hardly identify one furniture from the other.
Working in a small space is not easy. You need to be able to maximize it well. The best way to do this is to plan where you will put the furniture carefully. For example if you have a nice recliner chair, then you can put this as a show piece in the middle of the room.
Having windows in your dollhouse’s living room makes it more realistic. Don’t forget to add curtains to these windows.
Don’t leave the walls of your dollhouse’s living room blank. Be dramatic and try to add some art piece on them. Make sure that your chosen wall accent will complement the color of the room.
To complete the look of the living room, you can add other small details like a centerpiece, lamp, throw pillows, a rug, indoor plants, etc. You can buy these from a craft shop. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it.