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Monday, July 22, 2013

Garage Sale Finds...Miniatures

Hey everyone, I hope you're all doing well.

I love spring and summer, not just for the weather but for all the garage sales. Every Saturday I go out for a couple of hours and hope to find little treasures. I found these really cute miniatures at a garage sale a few weeks ago. I'm finally getting around to posting the pics.

I found these all at one garage sale. I love them, especially the barbeque, perfect for the Polly family to enjoy outside grilling their food during the summer.




These miniatures are actually magnets.


The Polly's don't care if they are magnets, as long as they can grill their food.


Below is a blender and cappaccino machine, 
perfect for the new dollhouses I'm building.



I also love the gum ball machine, I think it would make a great addition to the lounge at Skull Academy.



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Thank you for visiting. I hope you have enjoyed your stay. Please leave a comment below and tell me what your best find was at a garage sale or thrift shop.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

How to Make a Doll Bunk Bed with Cardboard & Paper Mache





Hey everyone, I made this awhile ago, but I don't think I ever posted it.

Materials Needed: 
cardboard
paper mache mix
paint
fabric
sponges


cut 4 pieces of cardboard 3" x 11"
this will be your headboard and footboard
glue 2 pieces together to make it stronger



cut 4 pieces of cardboard 3" x 9" 
this will be your mattress base
at 9" the dolls can only lie in bed when legs bent, if you want 
to lie them flat at another 2" so cut 3" x 9" pieces
glue 2 pieces together to make it stronger



on my bunk beds I wanted to add a rectangular hole on the footboard 
and headboard, make them any size you want, but before cutting
decide where your mattress bases are going to be glued...and just
cut underneath one and above the other like picture below





 time to paper mache
you can skip this step and cover it with paper or paint





now its ready to paint



glue sponges together to make one long one
cover with fabric 
its up to you if you want to glue mattress to base


the ladder
use coffee stir sticks
cut 2 long ones same size
lay them side by side and cut smaller pieces for steps



glue steps onto ladder than paint it


easy peasy :)





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Below is a wonderful picture sent to us from one of our viewers who made the bunk bed.
Check out her channel and watch her videos...and subscribe too! Really cute tutorials.


You did an amazing job, we love it!!!! 

I love the night table, how did you make that ?





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