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Friday, December 13, 2013

Dollhouse Materials

Hey everyone, I am excited about starting my new projects in the new year. Two dollhouses, one for a Monster High doll Family and the other for a Barbie family. They are going to be the backdrop of a new show we're creating, a spin-off of Skull Academy. The Monster High doll house will be dark and scary, the barbie house will be pretty and bright. Not sure if I will work on both at the same time, or do one at a time. I guess I'll see how I feel when I start. I am entering both houses in the Undersized Urbanite dollhouse contest due in May 2014. Five months should be plenty of time to finish. If you want to check out their website or join yourself check out the link on the right hand side of this page.

If you want to follow along and make your own dollhouse, follow us here for progress pictures. I will list tell you what you need so you can start collecting materials before January. Christmas is a great time to find items, from your present package...so before you throw it away, look at it and decide if you can use it to build your dollhouse.

For the base boxes I like to buy new ones, you can buy boxes at a moving or packaging company.
Check our yellow page listings for ones near you... the bigger box 24 x 15 x 15 cost be just over $2
and the smaller one 15 x 15 x 15 cost me just over $1.



Collect lots of scrap pieces of cardboard for layering. Layering the cardboard
is one of the most important steps to make it strong and durable. You can 
also find cardboard boxes at your grocery store or ask stores if you can 
go through their recyclables. The packaging company I go to lets me
go through all their recyclable cardboard and take what I need for free!



Styrofoam...you can find styrofoam in a lot of gift packages.


Gift-wrap paper rolls, perfect for adding support to the dollhouse, plus
one of the houses, I will be creating another spiral staircase...the roll
is perfect for the stairs. 

You will also need lots of glue...
paint, scrap paper or gift wrap paper for decorating etc...

If you have any questions, just leave a comment here and I will
reply as soon as I can.

Thank you for visiting and I would like to 
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and friends. 







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