She opens her computer, goes on to the internet, and clicks New Post.
She remembers that she promised to put up the pictures of the cardboard box dollhouse she made, so decides that this post will be on that.
So yes, here are the promised pictures. Just as a disclaimer: Cardboard box dollhouses are really hard to make. Well, they're not really hard, just quite time consuming and as such, I don't make them often.
You start off with an apple box, complete with lid.
Depending on the kind of box it is, you may need to design your house around it. See all the holes and cracks in it? The ones on the sides I made bigger into windows, and since the house is three stories high, I hid the long, tall crack with a "wall".
I forgot to take pictures during the process, so you have the beginning pictures and then by the time I remembered to click a few more, you have the final pictures. Heh.
Get the lid of the apple box....... and cut out the sides so they can be glued into the main box as floors. (I used a steak knife, (so professional right?) but if you have something better, I'd go with that. =)
Then I used Elmer's School Glue to glue them into my house:
It may take a while to dry because you should use a lot of glue to make the floors steady. When it was finished drying, I re-enforced it with good ol' hot glue gun.
Fast forward to finished product.
Okay! The final result looked like this:
|IT'S A PIANO, PEOPLE!|
Middle floor........... See the wall where the big long crack used to be? Aren't I clever? Mwahahah!
That flimsy, filmy, gift wrapping paper is awesome for dollhouse wallpaper. Just sayin'.
And the bottom floor. That fireplace? I LOVE that fireplace. It turned out beautifully. =)
And there you have it! I did make most the furniture in the house, so if you have any questions about how to make something, I'll do a tutorial for it and show you how. Most of it is dead easy, if a little boring. =) Really thick material is awesome for carpets and rugs.
This took me about two weeks to finish, so it's kind of a big undertaking. :) But hey ho, the results are worth it, and my little sisters adored me for ages.