Is it really possible to make wood doll house furniture with no woodworking? Amazingly, the answer is yes. And this craft is so affordable and enjoyable that kids and adults can have fun doing it together. Grandparents and grandchildren can spend an afternoon making wood doll house furniture that looks like miniature replicas of real life furniture. With a little make-believe, the doll house world will come to life. So discover how easily you can make wood doll house furniture with no woodworking.
Step #1. Visit Your Local Craft Store
Craft stores like Michael’s or JoAnn’s have a section devoted to wood doll house furniture. In fact, these perfect replicas of real furniture are already made for you. There are chairs, tables, armoires, benches, beds… all made to perfection. These miniature wood doll house furniture are astonishingly realistic and completely affordable. You can buy as many as you can fit in the doll house and still have change left over for decorating your doll house furniture in unique ways, for in this lies the real pleasure of making wood doll house furniture with no woodworking.
Step #2. Select the Paint or Stain
Look for a stain or paint color to turn an assortment of wood doll house furniture into a collection. Paint all the living room pieces in one color, all the dining room in another. Choose stain rather than paint for a more traditional look, or paint for a vintage or modern look that you can further enhance with the ideas below.
Step #3. Decorate the Wood Doll House Furniture
Buy oil paints and thin brushes to paint small flowers on the wood doll house furniture. Or buy ready-made, tiny stickers that you can easily stick wherever you like. Create a repetitive theme, so your furniture looks like a set, decorating all the dining room chairs and table with the same butterfly stickers, for example.
Step #4. Add Fabrics to the Wood Doll House Furniture
You don’t have to be a sewing genius to make rugs and curtains for your wood doll house furniture. Simply cut thick fabric in a circle to make a stunning rug and fray the ends to resemble fringes. Glue the same fabric around a chopstick and attach this miniature curtain over the doll house window.
Step #5. Decorate Your Doll House
Walk around the craft store looking for more ways to decorate your doll house. Hair pins come with miniature decorations like butterflies or teddy bears, which you can remove from the hairpin and scatter around the doll house. Glass bead can be threaded together to make a beautiful chandelier or tiny glass vases for silk flowers. So walk around the store and let your imagination spreads its wings and discover new, magical ways to decorate your doll house.
Learn more about how to encourage creativity in kids with pretend play furniture, as well as more way to mix decor with imagination using magnetic paint to create a giant magnetic wall or how to turn a whole wall into a giant chalkboard for hours of creative fun.