In looking for an inexpensive beginner project, I came across this photograph online at this site:
Here is the basic, unfinished product I came up with, ready to be decorated:
Here's the step-by-step on how I put them together.
D-I-Y DOLLHOUSE ROOM BOX W/BASE (Makes 2)
2 sheets foam board 20x30 (Dollar Tree, $1 each)
Stacks of newspaper or old cardboard
Make sure you read all the directions and look at the pictures before you start, just to make sure it all makes sense! I hope my directions are clear.
|Cut one 20" x 30" sheet of foam board in half lengthwise |
so you have 2 pieces, each 10" x 30"
|Out of one 10" x 30" piece, cut 2 pieces that are each 10" x 12". |
There will be a smaller piece left over that you can save for
|I used the second sheet of foam board to cut a 15" x 15" base|
for the "room" so that there was room on the "outside" for a
walkway and flower bed area.
So that is the basic unfinished "room box", ready to be decorated by the girls! If you've made this, you'll see that you have half of the foam board left over so you can make a second project. I think this would also work doing a full-size "house" as in the picture above, using a 12" height with a slant for the "roof" and a 20" or more width, giving you rooms that are at least 12" x 10", perfect scale for a 1" to 1" scale dollhouse.
Also, if you don't need to make 2, you could make the height of the box 12" or more and make the peaked roof as shown in the first picture above. There are so many variations you can come up with!
Stay tuned for directions for the rest of the project. Next will be wallpapering and carpeting!