People’s tastes vary so much. In one home, you’ll find heavy wooden furniture, rustic colors and country-theme accessories. In another, you’ll step in to find chrome and glass, modern furniture designs, and unusual artwork. The same can be true when it comes to Barbie dolls and dollhouse furnishings. Their homes can feature simple, pretty décor or elegant, flashy pieces. If you prefer the latter there are lots of nice things you can make for a dollhouse when you use small, craft store mirrors.
Several mirrors, all in one pack, can be used to create any number of furnishings for a doll. Purchase the mirrors in shapes like ovals, circles, squares and rectangles. You can purchase packs which combine those shapes or buy packs which feature just one of those shapes. Whichever you choose it will be easy to turn the small mirrors into elegant pieces for a Barbie doll.
Wooden dowel pieces work well to make legs for coffee tables, end tables, plant stands and similar items. The dowels can be found in small diameters and in packs of several. To give them a metallic look, which is much more impressive than their plain wooden look, you can paint them or even cover them in metallic tape. Just glue four of the dowels onto the underside of the mirror and the piece is done. Make a coffee table set with one rectangular mirror and two square ones as end tables. Or, make the coffee table an oval or round piece with smaller, round pieces as the end tables. Use long dowels to make a taller mirrored piece to hold plants.
Make cardboard boxes into night stands by painting them then adding stickers or other embellishments to create the look of drawers. Glue a mirror piece on top of each one and set it by the bed.
Build fancy shelves for the dollhouse by stacking mirrors with dowels between them. To help the piece stand flush against the wall, add double sided tape pieces to the back, if necessary.
Make a mirror that goes over a dresser by selecting a small wooden piece to use as the backing. Craft stores have a huge selection of flat, wooden pieces in unique or common shapes. Paint the piece then mount a mirror which is somewhat smaller than the wood. Hang the mirror using double-sided tape. This technique works for making a bathroom mirror, too.
Barbie or other dolls can have the most beautiful bathroom, kitchen or other area of the home when you use an arrangement of the small mirrors. Use the square ones to cover the surrounding area of a bathtub or to make a mirrored wall behind the sink. Or, arrange the mirrors as tiles behind the stove.
The small mirrors are not expensive and one pack can help you make several dollhouse pieces. The simple Barbie house will have a new, elegant look. Her house will now be the envy of the neighborhood!