shoe box doll house

I saw some very cute DIY dollhouses on Pinterest and I really wanted to make one.  So I did!  I’m happy with it but it is far from perfect.  The hardest thing to do was the couch!  I made it from cardboard, fleece, and fabric.  I used regular glue and a hot glue gun.  I’m not great with the glue gun so I made a huge mess.  But it ended up looking like a couch – just an old run down one!

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I added some throw pillows and a blanket.  I wallpapered the walls with wrapping paper and made a carpet out of thick tweedy fabric.

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Here’s the window.  Cardboard cut out with outside picture glued to the back.

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I put some artwork up on the wall behind the couch.  They were all cut from magazines.

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I added a little table.  It was the top of a Tide detergent jug.  I covered it with a lace doilie and a pop up sticker of some foliage.

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I made a little curtain.  The curtain rod is a pipe cleaner.  I made two holes in the box and ran the pipe cleaner out on both sides and twisted it closed on the outside.

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Here’s detail of the rug.

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And there’s the finished product.  It was really fun to make and I can’t wait to give it away to a little girl.

I covered the outside of the box in hot pink duct tape to make it cute.

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So there you have it!  A dollhouse in a shoebox.  It would be a fun project to do with kids.  The really fun part is being creative and scavenging for tiny things!  I want to make another one.  I can’t decide between a bedroom and a kitchen so I may need to do both.  🙂

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3 thoughts on “shoe box doll house

    • I’m glad you liked it. It was very fun. I’m working on a bedroom now. I will give the first two to my nieces. My third will be a kitchen and if it’s good I will sell on Etsy. My nieces get all my experiments and first tries! 🙂

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