When my daughter decided to make a dollhouse as her 2nd grade class project, we were suddenly coming up with and searching for ideas to create the best DIY dollhouse furniture – mostly kid friendly projects. As we were searching, my own imagination was captured. There are some amazing ideas out there, and you could really turn a dollhouse into hours of creative construction and then play.
I want to share a variety of ideas here. Some of these are our own, and I will give a quick description of the materials and how the designs were executed. These items can be created by children with items you can find around your house.
Other ideas sharde here are from around the web and are more involved. I guarantee they will spark your imagination and may inspire more effort and a lot of mom or dad’s help in creation.
The DIY Dollhouse
My husband created this amazing modern dollhouse out of some scrap wood we had from a closet project. I love the design, and my daughter was thrilled to be able to be in charge of all of the decor. The school assignment was to create something with little parent involvement. We were given permission for dad to help her create the wooden house, but she was in charge of making decisions within the house.
Confession: It was hard for me to let her make the design choices. I am not type A, but I so wanted to be in charge of decorating. Rather, I had to let go, provide her with materials and resources and then be a part of the brainstorming process. Ultimately, she got to decide how and what she wanted to do, and I let her (mostly) execute. Of course, I provided guidance and support when needed. It was, after all, her first time using a paint gun. Maybe I should ask my husband to make me a dollhouse so I can decorate it however I want.
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DIY Dollhouse Couch out of an Egg Carton and Coffee Table out of a Yogurt Container – This DIY living room was so inexpensive to make and turned out fabulous. For the couch you will need a cardboard egg carton, paint, paint brush, wooden beads and hot glue. For the coffee table you will need an old yogurt container and spray paint. Of course, you can choose any colors you want, but my daughter chose teal and gold. The couch and chairs were made from the lid of a cardboard egg carton. Simply cut a strip out of one end and then two squares out of the other side corner pieces. Hot glue four craft beads on the bottom as the legs. The table is a yogurt container, trimmed to height and spray painted gold.
DIY Toilet our of a Spice Container – Making this toilet was fairly simple. You will need an old spice container, scissors, white paint (spray paint would be best – we just didn’t have any) and hot glue. Simply cut the spice container bottom to height. The hardest part was cutting the large hole where the normal small spice holes were because of the thickness of the plastic. I had to cut it out, but the edges were super rough. This is where the hot glue came in. To make the edges smoother and therefore safer while looking nicer, I did a hot glue ring around the rough edge.
DIY Dollhouse Sink – This sink was hot glued together. We used (from bottom to top) a water bottle lid, the inside of a plastic medicine dispenser (cut to size), a liquid medicine cup, wooden beads and a bendy straw (cut to size).
DIY Dollhouse Fireplace – This DIY Dollhouse Fireplace is amazing! We made it out of the top half our our spray cleaning container. We cut out the hole for the fire and then hot glued little pebbles all over the container.
DIY Dollhouse Bed – This bed was made out of a sponge, popsicle sticks and craft wooden rectangles measuring 3″ x 2″ . The popsicle sticks and rectangles were the perfect size for the sponge. If this is not your experience, either cut down the sticks or the sponge to the right size. We used scrap fabric for the blanket. To make the no-sew pillows we rolled cotton balls in fabric and pinned in place.
DIY Dollhouse Furniture Armoire – Our armoire was inspired by one we found on Pinterest. I always like to link back to the original source, but I couldn’t find it, so I’m sorry. To make this armoire, you need popsicle sticks, wooden rectangles measuring 3×2, wooden craft beads, a skewer and craft paint. You will also want colorful paper clips for the hangers. Construct the armoire as shown, using hot glue to hold everything together. The beads were used as the feet and front decorative detail. The hangers were bent to shape using needle nosed wire pliers.
DIY Dollhouse Kitchen – The kitchen was designed from blocks of wood. My husband cut the wood to size to fit inside the house. My daughter added all of the details with white and black paint, paper straws, Sharpie, Perler beads and buttons. She used hot glue to add the details.
Best DIY Dollhouse Furniture from Around the Web
DIY Dollhouse Decorating – Craftiness is Not Optional has the most rocking dollhouse I have ever seen. There is no way you can’t find inspiration lurking around every corner. You will feel like you are peeking into a real home. Just look at how she used mini-prints to decorate part of the living room.
DIY Dollhouse Pyrex Dishes – You will be amazed at her clever solution for making Pyrex Dishes.
DIY Dollhouse Sponge Sofa – Come check out the final results after this sponge sofa is upholstered. It’s pretty amazing!
DIY Dollhouse Lamp – The lamp above comes with instructions at Making Nice in the Midwest. You are going to be astounded by the beauty of this dollhouse and a number of her own DIY touches.
DIY Dollhouse Washer & Dryer – This site links to great DIY video tutorials that teach you how to make every component of the picture you see above.
DIY Dollhouse Stove – This site has a lot of different DIY ideas, but I love this cute stove!
DIY Dollhouse Table and Chairs – You’ll find so many amazing ideas here – mostly using popsicle sticks.
DIY Dollhouse Popsicle Stick Wood Floor – Miss Cutie Pie Inspiration shows us how to make wood floors out of popsicle sticks.
DIY Dollhouse Lamp Shade – Super Make It shows you how to make lampshades and more out of cupcake holders.
DIY Dollhouse Lamp – Warm Hot Chocolate offers a great tutorial on making this little lamp or something similar.
DIY Dollhouse Bead Lanterns – If you want to get really fancy, these bead lanterns I found at Warm Hot Chocolate are pretty amazing!
I hope the best DIY Dollhouse Furniture on the web helps you become inspired in your own creations. A dollhouse project can be easy and inexpensive or more involved, depending on your purpose and style. Enjoy!
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