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Friday, July 29, 2011

How to Make a Doll TV

You know we love old cereal boxes! ... and today I get to use two!
...using two cereal boxes, I cut one into long small rectangles for the drawers (two rectangles for each drawer, then I hot glued them onto the other cereal box, when it was dry, I spray painted the whole thing to match my doll room. Then using some beads for the knobs and buttons on the TV and an image I printed off my computer (magazine cutouts work here, too)...
I glued everything into place ( hot glue for the beads and a glue stick for the picture... done!

recycle, reuse, and craft

Happy Crafting :oD

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Recycled Dollhouse Projects

WE have so much fun decorating our doll house, but it can get kind of expensive if you are constantly redecorating like me :oDHere are a few tips to get the look that you want ...so that you can free up a few bucks to go shopping in my Etsy Shop :oD

1) the lamp : watch this video

2) room in a box : watch this video

...the sofa : watch this video

3) the pig : I buy small animals at Michael's for $1.99

4) the art : print off pictures form your computer or cut out pictures in a magazine... then glue it to card stock paper and tape into your house with double sides tape... or you can buy it from us :o)

5) use beads for knobs and handles on furniture and doors

6) paint boxes for dressers and counters, I don't worry about making them open because it can make the room look sloppy if your doors don't close all the way.

... but we do have plans to add more home decor pieces... so these videos can hold you over until they are available ;oD

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Recycled Dollhouse Clock

This is a great way to recycle some household objects into a great looking clock.

I used a lid from an empty jar of strawberry jam... it was already a gold color with no words on it... "perfect"!
Then, I hot glued some jewels on it and cut down some sewing pins for the hands of the clock ( I think next time I will use flat tooth picks and just paint them ahead of time)... I hot glued them in the center and covered it with a larger jewel...
Then I just taped it with a whole bunch of double sided tape into my doll room....
... Done!

reuse, recycle, and craft :oD
Happy Crafting