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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Monster High dollhouse finally finished

Hi everyone....thank you for joining my blog...
Monster High dollhouse 'Skull Academy'

The inside and outside, my niece and I are calling it 'Skull Academy' school for smart monsters.
House took me about 6 weekends....worked on it about 10 hours each weekend.

Made out of cardboard boxes, paper mache, and alot of household items.

The classroom....desks are cardboard, styrofoam and paper mache....
Real whiteboard.

The lounge for monsters to hang out. Sofa made with cardboard, sponges, and an old sweat suit (didn't tell my niece that)...that I never used, ok I used it once and I felt ridiculous... Lighting is a pine cone painted white....and there is even a vending machine with scary monster treats. Table made with popsicle sticks, cardboard and plastic mini forks for legs.

  The girls dorm room.... Curtains is an old scarf I had... chandeliers, beads and wire, you can find tutorial on an earlier post. Wallpaper and stripes from scrapbook paper from Dollarama... Red box from Value Village... Bedspreads and rugs all hand knitted by my mom. Lamps I'm not too happy with, they turned out really nice but I wish I had more time to paper mache the base instead I took a shortcut and used tin foil to cover a styrofoam ball...used wire and beads.

The boys dorm room...headboard, leather taken from an old daytimer I took apart plus cardboard.
I found the curtains material from an old halloween witch hat.

The bathroom... The tub was a great find from Value Village.
The vanity is an 'ounce' class and I built around it with styrofoam...paper mache
The toilet is not the best but it works...well actually it doesn't work (flush)... curtains...material taken from an umbrella. Can you see the toilet paper roll...made with bead, wire and real toilet paper.

Another girls dorm room, wallpaper is a gift bag from Dollarama. Coffins are made with cardboard, paper mache, beads, and leather string. Curtains...chiffon scarf.

And finally the balcony. Bench is made with sponge, cardboard and velvet.
Cushions are from and old powder buffer, cut into square and glued together.
Mini forks....

Now its time to finish the Polly Pocket house and boutique.

Thank you for visiting.


  1. Hi this is great, its amazing what we can make if we put our minds to it, and i think you have achieved a fantastic house out of stuff others would throw away, my family all have small boxes where they pop bits in for me to sort, no one throws anything away, looking forward to your next project

    1. Thank you...thats part of the fun, finding stuff and turning it into some kind of miniature for dollhouses, or is it when I tell people what it really is.

  2. Un fantastico trabajo, me encanta.
    besitos ascension

  3. Awesome! Love it! How did you make the stairs? they look great. What did you use for them? and what did you use to make the beds?

    Thank you for sharing...


  4. Thank you. The stairs is cardboard and gift wrap paper roll...I cut up lots of cardboard pieces the same size, I doubled up on the cardboard to avoid warping when paper mache is applied. The beds are made with sponges and cardboard, covered it with fabric...the bedspreads are made by my mom...crochet... the boys room has a headboard made with cardboard and covered from leather. I didn't make headboards for the other dolls, wanted to but my niece really wanted me to finish it fast.
    Thank you for your comments and interest.

  5. Your monster high house is AMAZING!!! Have you ever thought of selling these? I have no patience or creativity at all, but I do have 2 girls in LOVE with monster high. I would absolutely pay for that house!!!!

    1. That would be my dream job...making and selling these dollhouses.
      How much would you pay?

  6. Wow,Its Wonderfull! Can You Teach Me!

  7. Thank you...sure let me know what questions you have.
    I am making a new dorm room for my niece's new dolls, it's going to be made like I made this big one, but i won't be attaching the room to the house...if you watch our webshow it will be a new scene...have you seen our new webshow, called Skull Academy 'their stories' its getting alot of great reviews.

    I will be posting a tutorial for the dorm room, I'm taking alot of pictures so it will be detailed. Thank you :)

  8. How many layers of paper mache did you use and how did you add the pop out frame to the,window. Im having trouble making the door as,well... Help =) please.. Your house is the best!! Im trying to make one, my daughter(6yo) is pressuring me to finish it. She wants to paint it already

  9. hey:)what size of box did you use for the houses rooms? my cousin wants me to make her one and i'm using this as a reference so could you help me? please:)

    1. Hi, cool, please send me pics when you're done.... I used box sized 22 x 14 x 14 inches...let me know if you have any more questions...have fun!



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