A shoebox dollhouse lined with vintage wallpaper!


Crafts + Styling + Photography by china squirrel

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You will need:
shoebox
thick, sturdy cardboard pieces
pencil
ruler
craft glue or wallpaper glue
hot glue gun and glue sticks
utility knife
vintage wallpaper
doll’s furniture and plastic rabbits to decorate
  1. Stand the box upright on the short end. Measure the width and depth of the box. Then cut 2 pieces of thick cardboard to those measurements to fit inside the box, like shelves. These will be the ground floor and second floor of the doll’s house.
  2. Out of sturdy cardboard, cut four ½-inch wide strips that are as long as the depth of the box.
  3. With hot glue, glue two strips together, making an extra-thick piece. Repeat with the remaining two strips.
  4. For the A-frame roof, cut a piece of cardboard with the dimensions of 2½ times box width x box depth. Fold the piece in half.
  5. Cut sections of wallpaper to line the interior of the box. Use craft glue or wallpaper paste to affix the paper inside the box.
  6. Cut sections of wallpaper to line the interior of the box. Use craft glue or wallpaper paste to affix the paper inside the box.
  7. Measure inside the box and mark with a pencil halfway from base to top. Use hot glue to secure the 2 small thick pieces of cardboard to the sides where you have marked with pencil. These will be the supports for the second floor of the house. Allow glue to dry.
  8. To assemble, Slide the second floor piece onto the cardboard supports and secure with a little hot glue. Also secure the ground floor section in place with hot glue.
  9. Use hot glue to attach the roof to box.
  10. Decorate with your choice of doll’s furniture and animals.

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A shoebox dollhouse lined with vintage wallpaper!
Photography by Crafts + Styling + Photography by china squirrel

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