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Thinking about making a doll house for my grandaughter--any suggestions?

I've been thinking about starting a project over winter to make my grandaughter a doll house. Not to sure where to start--thinking maybe boxes as I'm not good at cutting wood etc.

 
Carolannie

Asked by Carolannie at 10:46 PM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • AC Moore is a crafts store... here is a link to some doll house kits.
    http://www.acmoore.com/nsearch.aspx?page=1&keywords=doll+house+kits&in_field=&display_type=Grid&sort_by_field=Price:DESC


    http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/


    http://www.themagicaldollhouse.com/


    Looking at these has made me want to build another one!!! LOL Good Luck.. .have fun!! ;o)

    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 8:09 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • you can get Kits at AC Moore and other stores. I made one years ago... it was fun to decorate!!

    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 10:53 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • What type of store is AC Moore? We don't have any of them around here.
    Carolannie

    Comment by Carolannie (original poster) at 10:57 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • best thing to do if you don't want to use wood is check out local flea markets, craigslist, etc for pre made ones and personalize it.. or here is one that is premade that you can personalize:


    http://www.lakeside.com/3-Story-Wood-Doll-House-Or-Room-Sets/details.asp?I=DED&Ntt=doll+house&N=36&Nao=1&R=897268041DED4


    you could use this, then paint it, put little shingles on the roof, maybe some planter boxes etc.

    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:20 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Thanks ~~Checked them out and they have lots of interesting ideas.
    Carolannie

    Comment by Carolannie (original poster) at 9:40 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Hobby Lobby if you have one has tons of kits for doll houses.
    I think they are fun to decorate you can get carpet samples from your carpet store,linoleum also, cut pictures out of magazines and glue onto card board they need to be fairly small. The pizza round holder things make great little tables they also have furniture kits made out of wood you can put togther. The list is endless if you have an imagination
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:15 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • you can buy precut wood kits just depends on hown elaborate and how much money you want to spend. I traded the woodworking part with a friend who likes that kind of thing in exchange for helping with the parts she didnt like to do we worked on together my friend and I over several weeks it was great fun and when we done we didnt want to give our kids the dollhouses (but we did) have fun you can also do dollhouses like a shadow box that can be a great option just google easy to make dollhouse
    steveiguana

    Answer by steveiguana at 7:31 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • kits are available and also cutting wood isnt that hard if you use the right tools.... doesn't hurt to give it a try !!!
    pinkdena

    Answer by pinkdena at 8:04 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • When I was little I used shoe boxes until my dad made me a doll house out of wood
    noahsmommy12908

    Answer by noahsmommy12908 at 9:40 PM on Sep. 19, 2010