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Showing posts with label DIY dollhouse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY dollhouse. Show all posts

Upcycle: Breadbox doll house

In October I took Ms Ro to Fat Blossom Farm's Forest Fairy Festival (in Michigan). I know I was motivated, in part, by my love of miniature worlds ... especially ones made out of repurposed materials! You won't be surprised to know that I was in love with The Borrowers growing up. And The Wombles! I always loved the idea that in some other world, there are creatures "making good use of the things that (they) find, things that the everyday folk leave behind." And have you seen The Boxtrolls? You must! 

Anyway, I recently stumbled upon this amazing breadbox dollhouse created by Dan Borg, a former employee of The Rebuilding Center and an amazing mosaic artist. I was, of course, entranced!
The tub is the brass housing from a broken music box. The faucets are cup hooks! The window boxes are drawer pulls with shredded carpet for vegetation. For many more images, visit the Flickr page.

Repurpose: Carry-on dollhouse...

I just travelled a little ... London and back. So I'm thinking suitcases. And know I have a vintage one that I need to use for something soon. I LOVE this idea from My Poppet. The chalkboard paint on the outside is probably what makes it a lock for me.  :)   Click through for the complete how to.

Upcycle: 3-ring binders into retro Barbie house!

Take four, 3-ring binders... some great instructions from Southern Disposition ... and voila - a very stylish, retro-chic house for Barbie!  But wait, there's more. Everything you see is DIY (with a lot of repurposing involved); the bathroom, the furniture, the bedding. See those kitchen chairs? Made from wire hangers!  So here are the links you need:

Make the 3-ring binder Barbie House

Make the bed and bedding

Make the living-room furniture

Make the kitchen table and chairs 

Make the bathtub and sink