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Learn how to design the cutest chic, modern DIY dollhouse from scratch, from building the dollhouse to customizing the interior! This post is sponsored by Kreg Tool—without their amazing pocket hole jig, this project would not have been possible!

How to Design a Chic, Modern DIY Dollhouse

It’s finally here! I’m finally done Ramona’s dollhouse! I am so unbelievably thrilled with how it turned out. It is everything I wanted it to be and more. All of the tedious work paid off.

But let me do a bit of a tease first! If I have to wait until Ramona’s birthday to give this to her, you have to wait a little bit too. 🙂 Mike has a running bet with himself going on whether or not I’ll actually be able to make it to her birthday to give it to her. I’ve made it this far, though. I can make it to her birthday!

Here’s how we got to this point:

Post 1: Modern dollhouse build plans

  • How to use the Kreg Jig K4

Post 2: DIY dollhouse siding using balsa wood

  • DIY Dollhouse Siding
  • DIY Dollhouse Siding

Post 3: How to make dollhouse wallpaper

  • How to Wallpaper a Dollhouse
  • How to Wallpaper a Dollhouse

Post 4: 7 DIY dollhouse miniatures

  • Miniature Felt Dollhouse Plants
  • DIY miniature felt dollhouse rugs

Creating the dollhouse’s main structure

I was thrilled to work with two of my favorite companies on this project—the first of which is Kreg Tool. I love using pocket hole joinery for my projects because it’s easy and really sturdy. I’ve used pocket hole joinery on quite a few of Ramona’s projects. Her dollhouse bookcase, house-shaped big girl bed, Lego/art activity table (last year’s Christmas present), modern outdoor table, water play table…and I think that’s it! So yeah, a long list.

I wanted to use pocket hole joinery for this project because I anticipate it getting a bit beat up from toddler strength. As hard as that will be for me to accept, this is for her.Not me 🙂 So it needs to be a brick house to withstand her rough housing.

I also wanted a really slick look for this dollhouse, so using pocket holes meant I was able to hide a lot of them on backs or bottoms of pieces—and under where I knew I wanted wallpaper to go!

What is a Kreg pocket hole jig?

Pocket hole joinery works by drilling an angled hole in one piece of wood and then driving a screw through that hole into another piece of wood. This angled design creates a very strong joint, and you can also patch and cover up pocket holes, meaning you can easily hide them.

Kreg’s pocket hole jigs are perfect for novice, intermediate, and experienced woodworkers alike. I have used my K4 and my 320 (the smaller one) on quite a few projects. And I have a detailed post that teaches you everything you need to know about the Kreg Jig K4.

Lucky for you guys, Kreg is running some amazing specials on their pocket hole jigs leading up to the holiday season this year and beyond—the deals run through January 31, 2021.

  • The K4 is on sale for $79.99 ($20 off the original price of $99.99). This is the jig I use the most for my projects, and I think it’s the most versatile. (Buy on Amazon here.)
  • The K4MS is on sale for $109.99 ($30 off the original price of $139.99). It’s the same as the K4, but it includes a 3″ face clamp, dust collection attachment, and more. (Buy on Amazon here.)

Quick note: The K4, K4MS, K5, and K5MS are rapidly going in and out of stock website. Kreg is cranking the products out as quickly as possible, so if you see what you want out of stock, they’ll likely be back in stock very soon!

drilling a pocket hole

Alright, alright…the modern DIY dollhouse reveal!

Alright…if you followed all of my progress updates so far, you know that I have put a lot of work into this project. So here it is…here is the interior set up with furniture. In all its glory! And the exterior with the cute little address plaque 🙂

DIY modern dollhouse design
front of a beautiful modern dollhouse
DIY modern dollhouse design

The front of the dollhouse

Alright, so I’m going to go through the dollhouse and highlight some things. The post about the DIY dollhouse siding using balsa wood is linked at the top of this post. The siding was a huge pain. I’m not going to lie. I regretted doing it about 1/2 of the way through. But it turned out amazing.

I made the address plaque using a small piece of craft wood I cut into a hexagon with my Cricut Maker and painted black. Cricut is the other brand I worked with on this project—many of the custom items I made would not have been possible without my Cricut! I’ll note which those are.

After painting the address plaque, I used holographic vinyl to add the house number and road name. And there’s also a little peek at the faux plants I made as well! I made a bunch of different ones for inside and out.

front of a beautiful modern dollhouse
  • front of a beautiful modern dollhouse
  • doll and cute stoller
front of a beautiful modern dollhouse

This view also has a peek at the “tree” I made for the balcony. This is actually a faux succulent I got from Joann—I simply pushed it down through a tiny upside down terracotta pot I painted brown. Using a bit of strong glue helps to keep it in place, but it was pretty snug in there even without glue. It’s so cute.

For the little deck, I added brick scrapbook paper using decoupage to create a “patio” look. Then I added some painted wood trim around it. I also added one of the bedroom nightstands as an outdoor table—and one of the living room chairs.

balcony on a DIY dollhouse
balcony on a DIY dollhouse
DIY modern dollhouse design
balcony on a DIY dollhouse

Dollhouse furniture and accessories I bought

I did buy some things for the interior. Although I wanted to make the furniture as well, I just knew there wouldn’t be enough time to. So I settled on a few different doll furniture sets and dolls that ended up going really well together!

  • NextX dollhouse furniture set—this included the kitchen, dining table, living room, bathroom, and master bedroom.
  • Baby furniture set—and then I got this cute baby set. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t come with the little pull toy, but I know Ramona is going to go nuts over the stroller and tiny baby.
  • Dollhouse pet set—I also couldn’t resist this cute little hamster and rabbit pet set. With an adorable house. Our neighbor has real guinea pigs, but this is the closest R is going to get 🙂
  • 7-pack posable family with baby and 6-pack Hape family as well
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Upstairs dollhouse rooms

So for the upstairs rooms, there are three. The bathroom, the baby loft, and the master bedroom. The bathroom and the master bedroom both have scrapbook paper as the wallpaper, and the baby loft has a half/half white and turquoise vinyl wallpaper. The art on the wall with the white star and hearts is also special because the star is from the mobile I made Ramona before she was born. 🙂

I added a felt rug in the bathroom and framed out the master bedroom window using painted basswood I cut on my Cricut. I framed out all of the windows like this because it really helped clean up the rough-cut edges. And I used a few pieces of vinyl cut into hearts and other shapes to help customize the furniture.

I did purple hearts on the baby’s crib, a turquoise heart on the bathroom’s sink/vanity, and a faux bedspread on the bed. And of course the faux plant in the bathroom by the tub.

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  • interior of a beautiful chic dollhouse
interior of a beautiful chic dollhouse
interior of a beautiful chic dollhouse

And the downstairs rooms of the modern DIY dollhouse!

The downstairs floor is the kitchen and the living room. It also has some extra floor space because I made the base of the dollhouse deeper than the dollhouse walls. This was mostly to provide stability so the dollhouse wouldn’t tip over but also to provide a little “outdoor dining” space.

All of the wallpaper down on the bottom floor is a base of white adhesive vinyl with pink, turquoise, black, and holographic vinyl decals. I added a black vinyl cat I cut out using my Cricut to the TV, too. The furniture looks great down here, and I love how the baby set and pet set both fit in great with the main furniture set.

And of course there is an assortment of felt throw rugs and felt houseplants. I even got some battery-operated fairy lights and a tiny $1 Christmas tree for Ramona to decorate for Christmas. I’ll add pics 🙂 And that’s that!

kitchen of a DIY dollhouse
interior of a beautiful chic dollhouse
interior of a beautiful chic dollhouse
interior of a beautiful chic dollhouse
interior of a beautiful chic dollhouse
guinea pig house for a dollhouse
DIY modern dollhouse design
DIY modern dollhouse design

I hope you guys have enjoyed this project—it’s been really fun and challenging to make, and I’m so proud of how it turned out. Let me know if you have any questions…otherwise, make sure to follow me on Instagram to see the house decorated for Christmas 😉

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Sours: https://www.bybrittanygoldwyn.com/modern-diy-dollhouse/
Below are readily available modern dollhouses on the market and hard to find ones as well, split into the following categories. Enjoy.

• Out of the box and ready to go
      1:12 scale | 1:16 and 1:18 | 1:6
• Kits: Modern and Contemporary
• Custom, Commissioned, OOAK
• Budget Friendly Finds & DIY
• Auction sites, ebay, craigslist, garage sales, etc.



» Out of the box and ready to go

MiPadMiPad
1:12 scale (£195 per floor)
by MIAIM Miniatures, Elaine Shaw, London www.miaimminiatures.com.
The houses ship flat packed for affordable shipping rates. Simple assembly is required (mine took me 5 minutes assemble).
MIAIM also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

M112 PodSky Lofts
1:12 scale ($350)
by Paris Renfroe Design PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.
(shutterfly photosand flickr photos)

M112 Pod20" M112 Pod - Series 1
1:12 scale ($375)
by Paris Renfroe Design PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.
(shutterfly photosand flickr photos)

M112 Pod20" M112 Pod - Series 2
1:12 scale ($375)
by Paris Renfroe Design PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.
(shutterfly photosand flickr photos)

M112 Pod40" M112 Pod - Series 2
1:12 scale (contact for pricing)
by Paris Renfroe Design PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.
(shutterfly photosand flickr photos)

MH1 and MH2MH1
1:12 scale ($300)
MH2(contact Wes for details, you have to REALLY want this house as it is a monster to ship)
by Wes Christensen mymodernmini.blogspot.com
(MH1and MH2photos on flickr)

The bauhaus dollshouseThe Bauhaus Dollshouse
1:12 scale (£175 - £300)
by Louise Putman www.bauhausdollshouse.com

The Solent RanchThe Solent Reach
1:12 scale (£1395)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk
The Water's EdgeThe Water's Edge
1:12 scale (£495)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk
The Solent RanchThe Harbour Heights
1:12 scale (£795)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk
The Spinnaker CourtThe Spinnaker Court
1:12 scale (£1095)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk
The QuayhavenThe Quayhaven
1:12 scale (£425)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk

Maison de PlastiqueThe Maison de Plastique
1:12 scale ($850)
by Studio SWS, Dalmeny, NSW, Australia studio-sws.blogspot.com
The house can be made in any color or clear acrylic. Studio SWS also sells furniture.

Urban Girlurban girl
1:16 - 3/4" scale (contact for pricing)
Columbus, Indiana
etsy.com/shop/urbangirldollhouse
Furniture and accessories are sold separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

Maison Rive GaucheMaison Rive Gauche
1:18 scale - 2/3" scale (£157.20)
by Sirch www.sirch.de
Sold online at Mini Objects Of Desire (mood).


Villa SibiVilla Sibis
1:18 scale - 2/3" scale (£178.80)
by Sirch www.sirch.de
Sold online at Mini Objects Of Desire (mood).


GotlandGotland
1:18 - 2/3" scale ($128)
by Lundby lundby.com. Search online for best price. US distributor cheekymonkeytoys.com. Minor assembly required. Furniture and accessories are sold separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

StockholmStockholm
1:18 - 2/3" scale ($200)
by Lundby lundby.combased in Sweden. Search online for best price. US distributor cheekymonkeytoys.com. Minor assembly required (mostly installing the railings). Furniture and accessories are sold separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

SmålandSmåland
1:18 - 2/3" scale ($100)
by Lundby lundby.com. Search online for best price. US distributor cheekymonkeytoys.com. Some minor assembly required. Småland Dollhouse ($100), Småland Extension Floor ($60) and Småland Garden ($45). Furniture and accessories are sold separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

Miniko doll houseMiniko
1:6 scale (€199 for one story furnished. €399 for two story furnished.)
by Miniio www.miniio.com
Miniio also sells furnishings and accessories separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

MountainMountain
1:6 scale (€99 for one story furnished. €199 for two story furnished.)
by Miniio www.miniio.com
Miniio also sells furnishings and accessories separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

Boomini WoodBoomini Wood
1:6 scale (€475.00 Includes furniture.)
by Boomini www.boomini.com

Boomini WhiteBoomini White
1:6 scale (€1,190.00 Includes furniture, only ships to Europe. €453.00 without furniture, contact for shipping)
by Boomini www.boomini.com


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» Kits: Modern and Contemporary


CitadelCitadel
1:12 scale ($925) Assembled unfinished kit.
by Lolly's Dollhouse and Miniatures swdstudios.com/lollys/shop.htm
Lolly's is near Chicago, IL. She found someone to build the shell of the house and is now taking orders. (Callsmallis a proud owner of a Citadel, check out her Citadel posts here)

Malibu Beach HouseMalibu Beach House
1:12 scale unfinished kit (starts at £319)
by The Dolls House Emporium www.dollshouse.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

Lake ViewLake View
1:12 scale unfinished kit (starts at £176)
by The Dolls House Emporium www.dollshouse.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

Contemporary Ranch DollhouseContemporary Ranch Dollhouse
1:12 scale unfinished kit ($249)
by Real Good Toys

BrookwoodBrookwood
1:12 scale unfinished kit ($149 and up)
by Greenleaf Dollhouses greenleafdollhouses.com

MerrimackMerrimack
1:12 scale unfinished kit ($317)
by Earth and Tree Dollhouses and Miniatures earthntree.com

The Arne Jacobsen MiiBox DollhouseMiiBox™ Wall Hanging Arne Jacobsen House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (€500 includes VAT)
Currently Sold Out
by Minimii www.minimii.com
Minimii also sells furniture (more photos). Assembly required.

The Arne Jacobsen Minimii DollhouseThe Arne Jacobsen Minimii House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (€2,600 includes VAT)
Currently Sold Out
by Minimii www.minimii.com
A fully licensed true copy of Arne Jacobsen's villa at Gotfred Rodes Vej 2 in Charlottenlund built in 1929. Minimii also sells furniture (more photos). Assembly required.


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» Custom, Commissioned, OOAK

Go to your local dollhouse shop/hobby shop/toy store, they might know someone who could assemble a kit for you, or someone who could design and build a OOAK (One Of A Kind) for you. Put an ad on craigslist for a custom modern dollhouse. You might be able to find a local architect/wood crafter/design student interested in building a modern house for you.

Custom Modern Dollhouse Builders
Please send me websites of other builders, but here are a few that do custom modern houses and roomboxes.

Paris RenfroeParis Renfroe
FR8 House, 1:12 scale custom house pictured.
PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings, accessories, pool and deck, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.
(shutterfly photosand flickr photos).

Peter TuckerPeter Tucker
Vancouver B.C. Canada. Custom Roomboxes, dollhouses, furniture and lighting since 1998. www.roomboxes.comand roomboxes.blogspot.com. Some of Peter's work is shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

Erik GoddardErik Goddard
Room Boxes, Structures & Scenes. www.erikgoddard.comand erikgoddard.blogspot.com

Eco Modern TownhouseSchumetta McLendon
Eco Modern Townhouse, 1:12 scale www.schumetta.com

Pacific Coast Beach HouseBeach House
1:6 scale
by Miss Schumetta www.schumetta.com

The MinimalistThe Minimalist
1:6 scale unfinished kit
by Miss Schumetta www.schumetta.com

Modern BungalowModern Bungalow
1:6 scale unfinished kit
by Miss Schumetta www.schumetta.com

Gidon BingGidon Bing
Australian sculpture. Scroll to the bottom of his gallery to see these architectural models saatchionline.com/profiles/ portfolio/id/54613. I contacted him years ago and he was interested in building these as 1:12 scale dollhouses, but shipping from Australia would be expensive. saatchionline.com/BING


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» Budget Friendly Finds & DIY

Here are a few easy ideas for getting started on the cheap.

IKEA Lekman boxFish Condo Fish HotelFish Hotelworks as 1:16, 1:18 or 1:24 scale ($40) designed by Terry Luong made by Umbra.
Pictured photos are from MiniModern.blogspot.comand call-small.blogspot.com.


Lekman Boxworks as 1:10 or 1:12 scale ($12.99) by IKEA www.ikea.com. Pictured photos are from Oese of raumfuerraum.blogspot.com. She has done amazing things with the Lekman Box, check out her flickr photosor see my posts on my Lekman here.


DIY dollhouseMade by JoelDIY dollhouses madebyjoel.com. Joel's website has some great ideas and plans for building your own dollhouses and furniture. Check out his video making a dollhouse on the Martha Stewart Show.

DIY houseFour Bad ApplesDIY dollhouses fourbadapples.blogspot.com. Check out this blog to see how Adrienne and her daughters made this house from scraps of wood from the throw away bin at her local home supply store.

Foamcore houseFoam Core House1:12 scale by Mini Pig flying-piglet.blogspot.com. Get creative with supplies from your local art or craft store and see what you can build on your own. Check out Mini Pig's blog to see this house being built.


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» Auction sites, ebay, craigslist, garage sales, etc.

Look for an older dollhouse you can refurbish. Check out Craigslist, as many people don't want to deal with shipping so you might be able to pick up a gem.

Search auction sites for discontinued houses

Kaleidoscope HouseKaleidoscope House
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by Bozart Toys - Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright pmwarchitects.com/kaleido.htm
The Pool Pavilion was never released, if you find more photos of the prototype please send them my way.

ClearviewClearview
1:12 scale unfinished kit (discontinued)
by MIAIM Miniatures based in London www.miaimminiatures.com.
Miaim also sells furnishings and accessories.

The AntrimThe Antrim
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by Earth and Tree Dollhouses and Miniatures www.earthntree.com
Only 12 kits were produced. You can see pictures of my Antrim here.

Ocean DriveOcean Drive
1:12 scale unfinished kit (discontinued)
by The Dolls House Emporium based in London www.dollshouse.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

1, 2 & 3 Waterside Way1, 2 & 3 Waterside Way
1:12 scale unfinished kit (discontinued)
by The Dolls House Emporium www.dollshouse.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories.

Mackintosh HouseMackintosh House
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by The Dolls House Emporium www.dollshouse.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directorypage.

Summer HouseSummer House
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by Celerity Miniatures
The Summer House used to be sold as unfinished kit for $121.

MiniTown LoftMiniTown Loft
1:12 scale shell kit (discontinued)
by HBS Miniatures miniatures.com
This was the 2012 Creatin' Contest Kit. Sold separately was the MiniTown Loft Component Set. See my posts on the 2012 contest entries here.

Fascination StationFascination Station
1:12 scale unfinished kit (discontinued)
by Hobby Builders Supply miniatures.com
See my posts on the 2011 contest entries here.


HighlandHighland
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by Artply

The Apartment BuildingThe Apartment Building
1:12 scale (finished kit AU $1300 painted with windows and doors or raw kit AU $550 no windows or doors)
by Dave Slater sold by Modern Miniatures by Neu modernminiaturesbyneu.com
Based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Emerson HouseEmerson House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (discontinued was $329)
by brinca dada brincadada.com

Edward HouseEdward House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (discontinued was $329)
by brinca dada brincadada.com
This was the improved version of the Emerson house, with no electrical and a better manufacturing company.

Bennett HouseBennett House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (discontinued was $599)
by brinca dada brincadada.com

Dylan HouseDylan House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (discontinued was $149)
by brinca dada brincadada.com

Dylan HouseZoe House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (discontinued was $149)
by brinca dada brincadada.com

Mini Modern Dollhousemini modern dollhouse
1:18 - 2/3" scale for 3.5" dolls (discontinued)
by m+ddesign, Los Angeles, CA
www.davidleedesign.org

Mark TurpinMark Turpin
Custom architectural replicas & roomboxes from 1999 - 2008.
www.markturpin.com

Henry ColbertHenry Colbert
UK. He doesn't have a website, and last I heard he has a 2 year plus wait list. Since 1997, Henry is most known for his three Art Deco style houses The Amyas Petite, The Amyas Grande and The Amyas Deluxe in 1:12, and his modern 1:24 scale Sun House.


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When you buy one, please feel free to send me photos or upload your pictures to the Modern Miniatures Flickrgroup.

This is a work in progress, please send suggestions of houses to add to modernminifan (at) gmail.com.
Sours: http://modernminihouses.blogspot.com/p/where-to-buy-modern-dollhouses.html
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The Miniatures Trend Is Having a Moment—Try One of Our Favorite Kits

Miniature art is having a moment and it's not hard to see why. Equal parts sentimental and innovative, the miniatures trend pays homage to old-school craft traditions—think dollhouse décor and mini portraits—while challenging conventional artistic mediums. "There is an intrinsic desire to pick up and play with miniature objects and to embed ourselves in these small worlds," says artist Aleia Murawski, who, along with artist Sam Copeland, creates mesmerizing miniature art scenes that have attracted the likes of Nike and Opening Ceremony. "There's a pleasure in feeling slightly outside or above these scenes, too."

And like any art form, learning how to work with miniatures requires patience, skill, and raw talent. "It usually takes us a few days to a few weeks to construct a single scene," Murawski says. "Right now, we are building a tiny neighborhood and all of the houses are made from recycled pizza boxes. Working in miniature allows me to process, arrange, and synthesize concepts of the larger world. I love being able to create or reconstruct stories about my lived experience (or sometimes an imagined past or future) through the lens of a snail."

Of course, miniature art also offers plenty of voyeuristic appeal. "Utilizing the small scale, I can make the viewer become a voyeur," explains miniature artist Tracey Snelling. "They're are able to peer into many windows and the lives of the characters that inhabit the work."

Feeling inspired by the miniature art trend? Click through to see the kits—constructed rooms and accessories, included—to help you create your own small scene at home.

Sours: https://www.marthastewart.com/7988105/dollhouse-miniatures

When I was a kid my best friend and I would regularly tote our Barbie collections back and forth between our houses…that is until I got the Barbie Dream House. And then, well, you know. 

Later, as an adult I realized something – for me playing with Barbies was not about some sort of plot or story line – it was about decorating that silly three story pink doll house over and over. Since that realization I have had an idea bouncing around in my mind that abstractly involves a doll house that can be decorated in different ways. 

So when a group of amazingly talented bloggers that I get to work with held a scrap wood challenge it hit me that I could at least take a step that direction by making a few furniture pieces. The result is three dining tables, three coffee tables, three nightstands, and three beds. And a whole lot of temptation to make more, because it’s surprisingly fun to make these.

Links to the other great scrap wood projects are at the end. Be sure to check them out, because there are some really killer ideas. 

 

DIY Modern Doll House Furniture

 

I’ve got a diagram with the measurements for each of these pieces, and a few tips and tricks for making them. I really cannot tell you if they are a 12:1 ratio…size…whatever. There’s a whole world of miniatures out there and I honestly know next to nothing about it. I just wanted a fun way to let my kiddos play with making the doll house what they want it to be…without breaking the bank.

Also, it was super fun to play with major design trends by recreating them all in miniature. I was able to make all of these in just a few days. To be fair, the detail work is not exactly painstaking, but I didn’t want to have to seek therapy when they break one. 

There are a few tools that made these doll house pieces possible…or at least much easier. I’ll tell you what I used, and provide affiliate links where they are helpful (As always, you can check out my affiliate disclosure here.)

Tools and Materials: In General (specifics will be covered for each piece)

Scrap Wood of any type
planer (or use 1/4″ stock wood)
scroll saw or band saw
stationary belt sander (or turn a regular belt sander upside down)
small measuring device (a 12″ rule is best)
spray paint (or acrylics)
chop saw or handsaw
CA Glue 
Double Sided Tape
Utility or Exacto Knife

Again, I linked to what I used specifically, but you should feel free to use what works best for you. I will say that a scroll saw would serve you better than a band saw, but I went for the latter for one compelling reason. I don’t have a scroll saw.

 

Constructing the Doll House Furniture: Plans and Tips

A diagram of every one of these pieces is at the bottom of the individual sections.

 

The Dining Tables

 

The Live Edge Dining Table

doll house live edge dining table miniature

 

No spokeshave necessary for this one. Just a little creative wood pile picking and a planer. I planed down a slice of maple , then cut out two of the sides. Using a stationary belt sander I rounded the other two sides just a touch – and that was it. A little Walrus Oil on it and the top was finished. 

Easiest. Live edge table. Ever.

 

I sketched out the legs on a piece of maple and cut them out on the band saw. These are not the legs for this table, the same process applies.

dollhouse furniture legs

Tip: Use double sided tape to stick the legs top down while spraying. (As in the end that will be glued to the table top.)

dollhouse furniture spray painting legs

I used CA glue to set all of my joints. Unfortunately I was out of the clear stuff, so I used black for all of it. Clear would be better. CA glue dries super fast, so you don’t have to wait long to finish a glue up and move to the next step. I used it for every one of the doll house pieces

.That’s it for piece number 1. Here’s a breakdown of the dimensions I used.

doll house furniture - live edge bench

Live Edge Bench

dollhouse furniture - live edge dining table plans

Live Edge Dining Table

 

 

The Farmhouse Table

Dollhouse Furniture Farmhouse Dining Table

Ah, the quintessential farmhouse dining table. A rite of passage for every aspiring woodworker. And while those through mortises are anything but the real thing, they are that little touch of over-the-top awesome that makes this a super fun little build. 

Maybe even more fun than a full size farmhouse table. But I’ll you decide.

The top of the table is formed from three pieces of 1″ wide 1/4″ thick wood. (I used white oak because in my dreams I could afford to build a real table out of white oak.) They are glued together with CA glue, and the 3/8″ wide breadboard ends are also glued on. The base is formed of 3/8″ square pieces 

Those wee little roughly 1/16″ square “tenons” are cut using an exacto or utility knife. I used the sander to get the end of a piece of wood down to the thickness I wanted on one end (the other I held off of the sander), then cut the rest with a knife. 

Here are the diagrams for that table:

Dollhouse Furniture Farmhouse Dining Table plans

Farmhouse Dining Table

 

Concrete Topped Dining Table

Dollhouse Furniture Concrete Topped Dining Table

Concrete Topped Dining Table

I recently partnered with Jen Woodhouse to create a series of pieces we called the Concrete and Wood Geometric Collection. The Dining Table (which sits out under our pergola) looks just like this. There’s no half lap joinery involved in this little guy, but I did attempt a simple 45 degree method…with varying results. Okay, it’s far from perfect. But it’s still my daughter’s favorite, so I’m chalking it up to a win.

The top is simply a piece of wood painted with concrete spray paint. As I mentioned, I tried a super simple (lazy) method to create the base 45s. I drew a line and then sanded up to it. It wasn’t the greatest. But it was easy.

sanding dollhouse piece

Here are the measurements for this fun table:

dollhouse furniture concrete topped dining table diagram

The Coffee Tables

dollhouse furniture coffee tables

The Mosaic Topped Coffee Table

A good mosaic topped table will never go out of style (I think), but for a while there it felt like these things were all I was seeing. But they are pretty, right?!

dollhouse furniture mosaic coffee table

Mosaic Coffee Table

If there was one thing I was certain of on this one, it’s that I didn’t want to piece together teeny tiny little parts of a mosaic. So instead I cut out one solid reclaimed wood piece, drew the mosaic with a pen, then traced my lines with an exacto knife. Then, to give it some extra depth and dimension I used a wood burning tool to darken the lines. 

I went back with the knife and added some lines or pattern to some of the little sections, just to further the illusion that they are separate pieces. The piece I chose for this already had a lot of texture, so all I had to do was add a little more to some “pieces” and smudge out others. Then I dry brushed on a little bit of white paint. I’ll share some photos of how that process looked in the next section where I used it on the mosaic bed frame. 

The base is made from 3/16″ square pieces glued together with CA glue.

Here’s the diagram for the mosaic topped coffee table:

doll house furniture mosaic topped coffee table diagram

 

The Mid Century Modern Coffee Table 

Otherwise known as “the one my mother in law doesn’t like because she grew up with it.” Hey, I get it. I grew up in the 80s and I swear you will never catch me sporting neon or big bangs, or carpeting everything. The music though, that’s a different story. 

mid century modern coffee table

Mid Century Modern Coffee Table

Now’s the chance to use those ridiculously small walnut scraps you have been holding on to because walnut is so freaking expensive and you just couldn’t live with yourself if you threw any away. 

The trickiest part of this little build is getting the pieces to the correct thickness first. You’ll definitely want to start by planing a larger piece. I didn’t and it was a real struggle. 

Glue the sections together, then after it’s try you can use the sander to give the sides a little round if you like. 

The legs are formed from gold colored clips I found at my local Joann store. Basically I took the clip, folded it in half, and cut off the excess. I drilled tiny little shallow holes for the tops of the legs so they would have somewhere to hold on while the glue dried. 

Oh, and word to the wise: Paint the inside parts of this before assembling.

Here’s the measurements for the mid century coffee table:

Dollhouse Furniture Mid Century Modern Coffee Table

Mid Century Modern Coffee Table

 

The Epoxy River Coffee Table

I’m not going to lie, this one was maybe the most fun of all. 

Dollhouse Furniture Epoxy River Coffee Table

Epoxy River Coffee Table

 

If you have ever wanted to do an epoxy pour but haven’t because it’s too expensive, or you are afraid you will screw it up, or you are afraid it’s becoming a bit played out but gosh darn it that blue is just so intensely pretty!…here’s your chance.

For this one I ordered about 200x’s the pigment I needed (so I’ll be looking for an excuse to use that, yeah). I also used some cheap two part epoxy I found in a drawer. Not the best for this, honestly, but it worked. I mixed the epoxy and pigment in a medicine cup that we obvs are not using ever again. 

miniature epoxy supplies

I used the most heavenly curly maple for the table top.

curly maple

Now look – I tried no less than four methods to split the top, and they were all fails but one. If you have a scroll saw, whatever, you are fine. But if all you have is a big ole’ band saw, use that. It turns out fine.

band saw dollhouse coffee table

Create a mold using scraps of melamine, like so:

Then mix up a little bit of epoxy and littler big of pigment and fill up the gap.

epoxy river dollhouse coffee table

Has anyone done this miniature furniture epoxy pour thing before?! Please tell me know and I’ll go into business just doing this. It was that fun. 

I created legs for this the same way the first dining table legs were made. Cut them out, spray them, then glue. 

gluing legs to epoxy river coffee table

Here’s the diagram for the epoxy river coffee table:

Dollhouse Furniture Epoxy River Coffee Table

Epoxy River Coffee Table

 

The Beds

The Platform Bed

Dollhouse Furniture Platform Bed

Platform Bed

This bed is simplicity itself. Three pieces of wood glued together. Bingo. Bango. Bongo.

Here’s the sizes:

Dollhouse Furniture Platform Bed diagram

 

The Live Edge Bed

Dollhouse Furniture Live Edge Bed

Live Edge Bed

The live edge “slabs” in the headboard and footboard of this bed are straight pieces I cut randomly using the bandsaw. The slats were more problematic, and to be honest, I wouldn’t do them again. You’ll see that my finish piece is wider than the diagram indicates. I ran out of materials for the platform bed, and it ended up smaller, so I randomly made this one larger. You make it whatever size you want.

 

Dollhouse Furniture Live Edge Bed

 

The Mosiac Headboard Bed

Dollhouse Furniture Mosaic Headboard Bed

Mosaic Headboard Bed

 

Initially, I had a different plan for the third bed, but I was kind of bored by it, so I ended up making this one on the fly. Like the mosaic coffee table top, the headboard is made using a texture piece of reclaimed wood. I drew the lines first, then traced them with an exacto knife before burning them with a wood burning tool.

reclaimed wood mosaic top

Use the knife to change of the texture for some of the sections and dry brush others with a touch of white paint. Be creative!

mosaic headboard reclaimed wood

I put stockier legs on this bed and kept the rest of the frame super simple. 

Dollhouse Furniture Mosaic Headboard Bed diagram

The Headboards

Dollhouse Furniture headboards

The Glam Nightstand

Let’s just point out right from the start that none of these drawers open. Ain’t no one got time for that. 

Dollhouse Furniture glam nightstand

Glam Nighstand

The lines were sketched on with a pen, then scored with an exacto knife. The drawer handles are cut from the leftover bits of paper clips from the mid century coffee table above. 

The legs are 1/4″ dowels spray painted gold. They are both grooved and glued into the bottom. 

Okay, it would have been cooler if the drawers opened. Sigh. Maybe next time. 

Dollhouse Furniture glam nightstand

 

The Walnut Nightstand

I wasn’t sure what to call this one. Is it Mid Century? A bit. It’s all in those sleek, tapered legs, right?!

 

Doll House Furniture Walnut nightstand

Walnut Nightstand

This is another one I made on the fly, and I love how simple it is. The “drawer” was created with an exacto knife and wood burner. The gold piece is from the jewelry making section of Joann’s. I have no idea what it actually is, but I’ll try to find one and link it here. I created a thicker groove for that, put a tiny amount of glue on it, then shoved it in. With needle nose pliers. 

The legs were straight, and then I randomly decided to taper them on the sander. Personally, I love how they look. 

 

Doll House Furniture Walnut nightstand diagram

 

The Other Nightstand

Look, it’s late. I have no more names for you. My idea with this one was to drill out that bottom section from a solid piece, then clean it up with the Dremel. But my husband took it for a job and still hasn’t returned it, so I had to get creative. I ended up cracking it in my impatience, so the moral is…

The foundation of a good marriage is to own at least two of every tool.

…or maybe it’s to slow down and be more patient.

It’s probably one of those two. 

Doll House Furniture nightstand

Nightstand

Anyway, I drilled out the middle with the drill press. You don’t necessarily have to have one to get the same results, but you will have to come up with a way to make sure you don’t drill through the back. I added a little fabric “wallpaper” sorta thing to cover the marks left by the drill tips. 

The hardware for this is another piece of the paper clips I used for the Mid Century Modern Coffee Table. 

Doll House Furniture nighstand

 

There you have it, twelve new furniture pieces that your kiddos can go to town decorating their own homes with!

Doll house furniture diy

I mean, mine think it just means every piece I made has to fit in, but eventually that will chance…I think. The doll house in the photos is from Magnolia and was at Target. I’m strongly considering adding a separate garage with a woodbench, but we’ll see when that floats to the top of the list.

dollhouse furniture diy

 

As I mentioned, this post is part of a scrap wood challenge. Here are links to the other great projects put together by building ladies. Check them all out and give them a follow!

DIY Noodle Board – Addicted 2 DIY

Entry Coat Rack – RemodelaCasa

Wall Installation – Jaime Costiglio

Outdoor Thermometer – The Awesome Orange

Tiered Serving Trays – My Love 2 Create

Scrap Wood Wall Art – Ugly Duckling House

Colorful Scrap Wood Geometric Art – Hazel and Gold Designs

DIY Wooden Dog Bowl – Joyful Derivatives 

Wood Soap Dish from Scraps – House Becoming Home

Sours: https://thecreatedhome.com/diy-modern-doll-house-furniture/

Miniature diy house modern

Learn how to make adorable DIY dollhouse miniatures using the Cricut Maker, from wall art to rugs, decals, tiny houseplants, trim, and more! The Cricut Maker is an awesome tool to help you customize your dollhouse. Cricut sponsored this post, and it originally appeared on bybrittanygoldwyn.com.

7 adorable DIY dollhouse miniatures made with the Cricut Maker

This is the second-to-last post in my dollhouse series…the last one before I share the whole thing! If you missed the first few, I have a post on the modern DIY dollhouse build plans, as well as how I used balsa wood to create DIY dollhouse siding. I’m making this dollhouse as a gift for my daughter 🙂

I’m really excited to be at this stage, because it means I’m mostly doing the fun stuff—customizing the interior and cleaning up some last minute things. I leaned heavily on my Cricut Maker for this stage of the process. (Make sure to check out my detailed post comparing the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air 2, and Cricut Joy as well.)

As I’ve said before, I do NOT have a steady hand for intricate cuts and small things. I love how easy the Cricut makes it to cut out almost any design exactly how I envision it in my head. So let’s go over the 7 DIY dollhouse miniatures I made with my Cricut Maker!

DIY wallpaper for a dollhouse using adhesive vinyl and Cricut

1. DIY VINYL DOLLHOUSE WALLPAPER

This was such an in-depth process that I made a separate post about DIY dollhouse wallpaper, mostly so I could compare my experience using scrapbook paper and adhesive vinyl for dollhouse wallpaper. Ultimately, adhesive vinyl wins out for me because you don’t need to worry about glue and it has a much more durable finish than scrapbook paper.

Here’s what I used for the wallpaper:

For the base of the wallpaper—the solid color—I used my TrueControl knife, ruler, and self-healing mat to get precise cuts. I do recommend tracing the outline of the room, making the vinyl slightly larger than the outline, and adhering it to the wooden back before attaching the back. This makes it much easier to get a blemish-free transfer.

cutting adhesive vinyl by hand to make dollhouse wallpaper
DIY wallpaper for a dollhouse using adhesive vinyl and Cricut

To add decals, I used my Cricut Maker to cut out rainbows for the kitchen (the exact same rainbows I did in Ramona’s room for wall decals) and hearts in the living room. I used a combination of opal holographic vinyl, mint vinyl, pink lavender vinyl, and black vinyl. I didn’t need transfer tape for the hearts, but I did use it for the rainbows.

For the baby’s loft, I decided to do a half wall using the mint green vinyl. See the black divider? That isn’t vinyl, and I’m going to share what they are next in this post—and how I made them for different areas in the house! For the colors, I tried to tie in green, pink, holographic, and black throughout the whole house.

DIY wallpaper for a dollhouse using adhesive vinyl and Cricut
DIY wallpaper for a dollhouse using adhesive vinyl and Cricut
DIY wallpaper for a dollhouse using adhesive vinyl and Cricut
DIY wallpaper for a dollhouse using adhesive vinyl and Cricut

2. DOLLHOUSE TRIM AND FINISHING PIECES

I used a couple of different methods for the DIY dollhouse trim and finishing pieces. For interior frames for the windows and front door, I used basswood. For the half wall separators and the interior of the balcony door, I used black kraft board. I’ll talk a bit about why I chose each.

What I used for the dollhouse trim and finishing pieces:

Framing out the windows and front door using basswood

Framing out the interior windows was by far the most time-consuming part of this process. But it was also the step that made the biggest difference in how the dollhouse looked! I chose to use basswood for the interior frames because I needed something a bit more substantial than kraft board to hide some of my wonky jigsaw cuts. It wasn’t a totally flat surface, so kraft board would have shown more imperfections.

I simply measured the size I wanted to cut the pieces and then created those using the rectangle shape in Design Space. By doing this, I could customize each piece and make the bottom piece of the window frame a bit wider. I did these in a series of three rounds of cuts.

By doing it this way, I was able to cut the top and bottom for each window, then dry-fit them in place and take near-precise measurements for how tall the side pieces should be for each window. After cutting everything with my knife blade, I painted it all black using acrylic craft paint. The black frames look gorgeous! (If you’re new to this tool, check out my detailed guide for using the knife blade to cut wood.)

Cricut Design Space screenshot
  • Pieces of cut basswood for the dollhouse trim
  • Pieces of cut basswood for the dollhouse trim
  • Painted pieces of cut basswood for the dollhouse trim

Adding separators and other finishing pieces using kraft board

To match the black window and front door frames, I cut the half-wall separators, the interior balcony door trim, and the miscellaneous trim pieces out of black kraft board. I was able to use the regular Cricut cutting blade for this, but I needed to switch to the light-grip mat. This was my first time cutting kraft board, and I was really pleased with how clean the cuts were!

I was able to use kraft board instead of basswood because I was mostly covering super flat surfaces. The interior of the balcony door was much less jagged of a cut since it was cut out of 3/4″ poplar. The thin plywood backing always splinters when I cut with a jig saw. (Have I mentioned I hate jig saws?)

I took the same steps to cut these: measuring, creating the rectangle pieces in Design Space, and cutting them out. I also noticed a slight separation between the roof line and the backing on the top two rooms. It was really irking me, so I cut two quick thin black kraft board pieces to glue over the gap and make it just blend in with the roof. It looks so good!

cutting kraft board on a cricut
  • View of the pocket holes on the dollhouse
  • Adding adhesive vinyl to cover the pocket holes on the dollhouse
diy dollhouse door trim
diy dollhouse door trim

3. DIY DOLLHOUSE HOUSE NUMBER USING CRICUT

Another nice touch I was able to add is the house number. I used two separate Cricut features and a bit of paint to make my modern house number. Here’s how.

What I used for the DIY dollhouse house number:

You might have noticed some of the round pieces of wall art I’ve got up on the walls. Those are just pre-cut pieces of wood I got for cheap at the craft store and painted black. However, I really wanted a hexagon shape for the house number sign, so I decided to cut that out using my Cricut Maker, leftover basswood, and my knife blade.

Once I cut that out, I painted it black using acrylic craft paint. I then cut out a house number and added “MAIN,” mostly because I couldn’t think of something cute at this point, and “Main Street” is a pretty well-known street name. I’m not always creative. 🙂

I used holographic vinyl because I thought that would look great against the black background and would add a bit of interest to the otherwise pretty boring front of the house. I used transfer tape to apply the house number to the hexagon piece and then glued it on using regular old strong craft glue.

cut piece of basswood
  • adhesive vinyl and transfer tape
  • Applying the adhesive vinyl house number to the sign for the dollhouse
  • Finished DIY house number for a dollhouse made using a Cricut machine
  • Finished DIY house number for a dollhouse made using a Cricut machine
Finished DIY house number for a dollhouse made using a Cricut machine

4. DIY DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES: FAUX ORB LIGHT FIXTURE

I wasn’t originally planning to do a hanging faux light fixture, but while I was experimenting for something else I wanted to make a miniature of (that ultimately was a failure), I ended up with a bunch of cut circles I didn’t want to waste. Here’s how I made my modern light fixture using basswood and kraft board.

Supplies used for my miniature faux light fixture:

So I already had this basswood circle cut out from something else. I didn’t want to waste it because it was the last of my basswood, and basswood is expensive, so I didn’t want to waste it! I decided to turn it into a modern orb-like faux light fixture for the master bedroom.

First I painted the basswood circle black, then I used Design Space to create two progressively smaller circles to put inside the basswood circle. To glue everything together, I snipped the smallest circle and glued it on to the middle circle. Once that dried, I glued that on to the inside-bottom of the main basswood circle.

To cover the glue, I simply took some black twine from my craft closet and wrapped it multiple times around the top of the fixture. After securely tying this off with a knot, I hung it from a small hook I screwed in the ceiling.

Cricut Design Space screenshot
  • basswood circles cut on a Cricut and painted black
  • gluing basswood circles cut on a Cricut and painted black together
  • finished DIY light fixture for a dollhouse
finished DIY dollhouse light fixture made using a Cricut Maker

5. DIY MINIATURE FELT HOUSEPLANTS FOR A DOLLHOUSE

The last DIY dollhouse miniatures projects I’ll outline is the adorable miniature felt houseplants I made! Of course I had to make a few plants for this house…and they were a great way to fill up some of the empty spaces (like on top of the fridge or on the balcony table).

DIY miniature dollhouse houseplant supplies:

This one was definitely the most fun! I spent some time browsing Design Space for the perfect leaf patterns. This these were going to be small and cut out of felt, I didn’t pick anything too intricate. I also tried to find leaves that had stems so that I could stick those inside of the beads.

I cut a mixture of different leaves sized slightly larger and slightly smaller so that I could mix and match for several different plants. Using dark and light green felt was also a great way to create some dimension in these little cuties.

Once I made a few arrangements I was satisfied with, I used glue to glue the leaves together if necessary. Then I glued the arrangements into large wooden beads I had in my craft closet. These ended up being the absolute perfect size, and they look adorable!

  • Felt on a green Cricut mat
  • Cutting pieces out of felt on a Cricut
  • Gluing the felt pieces together to make a faux plant for a dollhouse
  • Finished felt faux plants for a dollhouse made using a Cricut machine
finished felt faux plants made using a Cricut machine for a dollhouse
finished felt faux plants made using a Cricut machine for a dollhouse
finished felt faux plants made using a Cricut machine for a dollhouse

6. DIY DOLLHOUSE WALL ART

I also used my Cricut to create some wall art. This was very similar to the house number DIY, except I used vinyl to add a design to a pre-cut piece of wood.

DIY miniature dollhouse art supplies:

This is also a special little piece because the little white wooden start is from the mobile I made for Ramona’s nursery. I took it apart hoping I could find a way to reuse some of the pieces and incorporate them into something that is more age appropriate, so this is a little nod to the very first DIY I ever made her.

To help tie it in with the rest of the house, I cut out a star from holographic vinyl to add on top of the white star and also cut out some hearts from the same material to add to the pieces. I then glued it up in the baby’s loft. Isn’t it adorable?

DIY modern nursery mobile
creating dollhouse wall art using a painted wooden circle with adhesive vinyl
creating dollhouse wall art using a painted wooden circle with adhesive vinyl

7. DIY DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES: FELT RUGS

And the last one—I definitely wanted to make some rugs to help create more interest in the rooms. Since I left all of the floors unfinished poplar, I felt each room needed a little something.

Supplies for the DIY miniature dollhouse felt rugs:

I thought felt would be perfect for these, and it is! Design Space has a lot of great rug-like designs that were perfect. Just search for things like “circle with scalloped edges” or “rectangle with scalloped edges.” I was especially pleased with how well the Maker cut the heart details out of the living room rug.

  • Cutting a shape out of felt to make a dollhouse rug
  • Cutting a shape out of felt to make a dollhouse rug
DIY dollhouse rugs made using a Cricut machine and felt
  • cutting felt on a Cricut Maker
Sours: https://letscraftinstead.com/dollhouse-miniatures-cricut/
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