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You may think that dollhouses aren’t as popular as they used to be. However, it’s the mass-produced items that are made with cheap materials that aren’t popular. If you go through YouTube or TikTok there are myriads of videos of people building dollhouses.
Making dollhouses has become a popular pastime again and there’s something magical about handmade toys. So if you want to start making your own dollhouses you’ll enjoy today’s article. Keep reading to find out more.
1. The Best Way to Cut Out Spaces for Windows and Doors
Hand making a dollhouse takes time because there are a lot of small intricate parts you have to cut out. You want to make your dollhouse look as authentic as possible, therefore you’ll need windows and doors. The best way to cut out spaces for windows and doors is by using a laser cutter.
You can program a laser cutter to slice the exact shape and dimensions you want out of any hard material such as wood or plastic. The laser cutter will get the job done quickly which will give you more time to work on other parts of your mini house.
2. Epoxy for Windows, Basins and Bathtubs
Epoxy resin is used to make plastics, sealers, primers and adhesives. On the other hand, arts and crafts enthusiasts use epoxy to make jewellery. You can use epoxy to make clear or stained glass windows for your dollhouse.
Add colourants to your epoxy so you can make other mini items such as bathtubs or basins. Windows will be the easiest to make because they’re simply flat panels. Bigger items may be more challenging, but if you have a mould of the item you want to make it will be easier to craft.
3. Use Old Clothes and Linen to Make Curtains & Bedding
You don’t have to spend a fortune buying meters of materials from shops. Simply clean out your cupboards and put all the clothes & linen you don’t want in a pile. Select the colours and textures of the fabrics you want to use inside your dollhouse. Use the fabrics to make tiny curtains, cushions, rugs, bedding and more.
4. Wallpaper for Floors and Walls
Painting the interior walls and floors of your dollhouse may take some time. To save the hassle of painting and messing up the details of your interior you can use real wallpaper to cover your walls & floors.
5. Polymer Clay for Utensils and Details
Polymer is soft pliable clay that will harden when you bake it. The clay is the perfect product to make small plates, utensils and details around your dollhouse. You can even use it to make bricks and roof tiles.
You can make all types of themed dollhouses using the tips in this article. If you make your dollhouses look as authentic as possible you could make a lot of money from your craft by selling them. Or you can simply make dollhouses for fun and show the world how you make them through YouTube.
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