The doll house is one of those classic toys. They are as popular now as they were 100 years ago and it’s probably fair to say that all children love them.
There is something irresistible about a doll house. We are drawn near to explore and are invited to play and most children will do exactly that. For years and years the doll house has been a place where stories come alive, adventures are embarked on and memories are made.
Despite the fact that in these modern times we are spoilt for choice, it can be surprisingly hard to find that one doll house that is perfect for your family, right?
So why not make one yourself?
The creators of the 8 creative dollhouse tutorials below al have a different approach to creating their doll house. Which will surely inspire you to look outside the box when designing or (re-)decorating your own!
Our Top 8 Creative Dollhouse Tutorials
There are a number of reasons why I wanted to share this tutorial. First of all, I share Cintia’s love for ‘upcycling’; there’s something special about re-purposing a suitcase with it’s own unique story to tell. Second, I love simple projects that give great results. And third, I really like how versatile this doll house is; by keeping both inside and outside neutral, this doll house could have many uses for years to come.
This is a lovely project to do with your children. I love how Jean let her daughter design her own doll house and completely went with that. (How often do we as adults have to fight the urge to direct children in their artwork?) The result is stunning and charming and I’m sure this would be a hit with my 4 year old girl.
This project highlights for me that doll houses don’t have to last forever, you can easily have fun creating something that might disappear a couple of weeks later and move on to the next project!
Who says that creating a doll house should be a long drawn out epic diy project for parents who actually seem to have spare time? And while I sure do like a good mommy project, this is simple doll house fun at it’s best: just print and play.
Converting a bookcase into a doll house is a classic diy project and you’ll find many examples on line to inspire you. What I like about this one created by Dane from Honest to Nod is that it just seems to ‘work’: it’s the perfect size, decorated beautifully, seemingly blends in well with the room as it’s still used as furniture, love the complementing wall decoration and the 3D effect by adding a road, outhouse, stables, a car and steps up to the house makes it incredibly inviting to play with. Very clever!
The perfect doll house craft project for preschoolers: make your own doll house from an old shoebox. How kids will love designing and decorating their own little doll house!
This is a project you can keep building on: making drawings for the inside and outside, make mini furniture and create your own puppets!
Now, if you’re ready to take on a big project and make a decent sized doll house from scratch yourself, look no further, I have found the tutorial for you!
Jamin and Ashley are seriously talented diy people who will talk you through the tutorial step by step. The result is absolutely stunning (I LOVE the roof!).
To see the full tutorial “How to Build a Dollhouse” by The Handmade Home, click here. In the blog post there is a link to other posts covering the decoration of each room (believe me, you’ll want to see this!)
This gorgeous cardboard doll house is an absolute stunner. It is gorgeous in it’s simplicity, striking in it’s resemblance of traditional Dutch houses and the use of coloured duct tape is a stroke of genius. Plus, it’s easy to make!
In this tutorial, Erin has done what I’ve often shied away from: taking on a complete doll house make-over. In short: it was ugly and now it’s gorgeous. The long story is that it took time, dedication and a crazy amount of creativity to furnish this house with 100% recycled materials!
Make it your own!
I hope these tutorials gave you all the inspiration (and courage!) you need to get started on your own perfect doll house or at least gave you some ideas to store away for later!
We still haven’t found “the one” for our family yet even though I’ve got my eye on a lovely handmade wooden Steiner doll house. I’m hoping one day my Dad will help me and my little girl make one. It would be an epic project!
What does your dream doll house look like? I’d love to hear!
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