This post has been such a long time coming! I started working on a dollhouse for my daughter for Christmas in November and finished it about 2 weeks ago. I added flooring and wallpaper and it makes it look so custom! I’m obsessed with how it turned out and my daughter absolutely loves it! So all my hard work paid off! Today I am going to be sharing with you what products I used and how I installed everything.
Installing the Wallpaper
The wallpaper is actually just sheets of scrapbooking paper from Hobby Lobby! They have so many options and it is super cheap, like .25 -.50 cents a sheet. The hardest part about installing the wallpaper is making sure you are cutting it to fit around the windows and doors correctly (so make sure to grab 1-2 extra sheets in case you mess up like I did)! Otherwise, it is so easy to install. All you have to do is stick it to the walls with double sided sticky tape! As you can see below, I used quite a bit of tape. That is because I don’t want it to be easily ripped off (because this is a kids toy afterall)! It has held up very well for the past month and my daughter plays with her dollhouse every single day.
Installing the Floors
The flooring was installed with two different methods and products. I used the same type of scrapbooking wallpaper for the upstairs flooring. I installed it in the same way I installed the wallpaper (with double sided sticky tape).
The downstairs flooring I used Band-It Real Wood Veneer Edgebanding. It is real wood and gives the look of actual wood floors! It is super easy to install, all you need is an iron. You simply cut the strips to fit your floor and iron each one on. Super simple! You can then stain them any color you prefer. I used the stain I already hand on hand which is Old Barn Living stain in Weathered.
How I Made The Little Plants
I have a highlight video saved on our Instagram explaining how I did the small faux plants! So check it out if you would rather watch a video of me explaining it. Making small faux plants is super easy! All you have to do is buy little wooden planters (which they sell in packs of 4 at Hobby Lobby) and faux greenery. You can paint the planters, leave them as wood or wrap them in twine to give them a basket look (you can see all three ways in the pictures above). Then you just clip off pieces from your faux greenery and hot glue it into the planter! Simple as that! It’s amazing how even in a dollhouse adding plants makes such a huge impact!
As far as the dollhouse furniture goes, I got it from multiple places. So I will quickly go over that since I know a lot of people have been wondering that as well! I got the the majority from an online shop called Minimum World. This includes the kitchen, the bathroom stuff, the bed, crib and the highchair. The rest of the furniture (dining table and living room furniture) I got from Hobby Lobby. I made the rugs from felt and paper, all of which I got from Hobby Lobby!
There are still a few more things that I would love to add to the dollhouse. For example, a mirror above the bathroom sink and a oven hood and open shelving in the kitchen! For now though, I am happy to have this project mostly finished! It was fun and I am so happy with the final result! Hope y’all have great week! Check out my blog post from last Friday if you are still needing ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts!
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