Step 2. Decide what building materials you wish to use
- I chose a simple foam core structure that did not require many tools.
Step 1: Envision your project
- Search the web for visually inspiring photos if you need help.
Step 3. Cut openings before assembly
- I cut any openings and apply my decorative papers before gluing the walls together
for ease of application.
- The white paper reminded me of white wood planks, so I used it on both the
upper walls and the floor. It is regular wallpaper and can be found at Lowe’s.
Although it is pre-pasted, craft glue and not water must be used to apply it.
Water will warp foam core.
- Cutting strips and laying them horizontally gave me the appearance of crown
molding, chair rail and baseboard.
- Floral wallpaper was used on the lower part of the walls. It is dollhouse
wallpaper that I found on clearance. The flower pattern was unusually large for
dollhouse scale and works well in 1:6 scale. Scrap booking paper would work
just as well.
MATERIALS USED FOR THIS PROJECT:
4 Sheets Foam Core (20x30)
- Height of room - 20"
- Width of room - 30"
- Depth of room - 20" (the sides walls were trimmed from 30" to 20")
Craft Glue Stick
Xacto knife (with plenty of fresh blades)
Step 4. Permanent or non-permanent?
- Because I wanted my room to be a permanent structure, I glued the walls and floor
together with regular carpenter's glue.
- You can use t-pins to hold your walls together if you wish to dismantle after use.
- After gluing the walls to the floor, I reinforce the pieces on the backside with tape to
increase sturdiness and stability.
Step 5. Furniture and Accessories
- When using printies for wall photos/paintings, produce them in high resolution
to reveal frame details. Glue them to thin foamcore and color the sides to
match and add depth. Metallic pens work nicely with gold or silver frames.
- I used a cabinet that actually consists of two miniature units formed together to
make a taller unit. It adds to the Shabby Chic look I wanted. The door was
similarly constructed from two wood windows to form a larger piece. They were
found in the doll isle of a craft store. (Both of these pieces were beginner
projects, which explains their strange shape and rough finish. LOL).
- A blue dollhouse rug was used on the floor. The tables are from the Barbie
wedding set and were chosen for their existing white table cloths. I added paper
placemats (printies), napkins from a couple of Barbie accessory sets, and flower
vases. Fashion Fever chairs had their crystal beads removed and seat pads
- An F.A.O. Schwarz dollhouse chandelier, spayed white without completely
covering its former gold and tarnish, add to the Shabby Chic elegance.
- Keep a box set aside where you can collect your accessories as you work on
your project. This will make furnishing and decorating a lot smoother. Here, a
mix of Re-ment cups/saucers, repainted Gloria tea set pieces, Imperial Vintage
Silver Dish, and a Re-ment dessert fill the cabinet.
Step 6. Set the Scene
My girls are rather fond of being waited on by men, so a volunteer, willing to
wear a bow tie and a pocket pen, takes his place at the reception desk. A
Barbie cash register, menus, and miniature telephone complete his work station.
Dress them, pose them, and let them enjoy their lives. ;-)
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1:6 Scale Fashion Doll Diorama
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