Tuesday 28 February 2012

Accessorising a doll's house

Thanks to their grandparents Cakey and Boo were the very lucky recipients of a doll's house at Christmas. This house also came with a stash of lovely pink and white furniture. I decided that I wanted to make some accessories to go with it.

Spaghetti and meatballs and sausages (looking a tad like poo) with a carrot and spinach

The first thing I tackled was some plates of food. When the kids were asleep I cut out two pieces of white card to act as plates. I then moulded my fake food from little pieces of tissue paper and glued them into place with a generous amount of pva glue. To be brutally honest, the spinach was supposed to be peas but as I stuck each 'pea' down the tissue paper unfolded itself so it ended up looking like a pile of wilted spinach. To make the spaghetti I use little pieces of wool and added meatballs made from tissue paper on top.

Once the glue was dry, I painted my little dinners to resemble actual food – spaghetti and meatballs with a tomato sauce; and sausages with a carrot and spinach.

When Cakey discovered them in the doll's house she was very excited. She wanted to make some too. I set her up with some wool, tissue paper and a couple of milk bottle lids and she made some little dinners.

Cakey's bowls of food
The next step was to create some wall hangings for the doll's house. I cut out a couple of small pieces of heavy construction paper – and Cakey painted her contemporary artworks on them. Once dry, I mounted them onto cardboard and glued on little gold cords ready for hanging.

Our little paintings
Last but not least, Chris got out the sewing machine and made a little bed covering out of an old tea towel. Now the dolls can stay nice and warm.

Warm and cosy dolls
I have a few more plans such as towels for the bathroom, some floor mats and bean bags. If you have a doll's house that needs accessorizing or want to make your own doll's house have a look at Red Ted Art's blog – there is a great post about how to make a bathroom and a very cosy bed. I also love the retro decoration of the doll's house by silly eagle books.

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  1. We love making things for our dolls house! No need to get onto the food!


  2. I am SO looking forward to making dollhouse furniture and accessories for Azalea. If she doesn't like miniatures I'll just have to make a doll house for myself!

  3. (PS Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!)

  4. So cute!! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas!

  5. Oh wow.. a doll house.. really!!?? I'd love to make one for my girlies.. and even made the furniture and the accessories.. aawwww.. such a super cute idea..

    Thank you for sharing this.. I'm saving this as favourites to make it some day.. for sure!! Thanks for linking into Made with Love.. :)

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