Friday, 5 April 2013

Papier Mache Dollhouse

I made this dollhouse last year out of papier mache and never got around to sharing it until now. It lives in Casper's bedroom but often gets dragged through the loungeroom/kitchen/bathroom.

There is something so romantic about a tiny house for dolls. I remember playing with my dollhouse for hours and hours. Casper LOVES all of his (our) dollhouses- we have three. This one is especially good for playing with as he can turn it around and move it very easily because it's so light. I painted the house with acrylic and wallpapered the attic room with decorative paper. The floorboards are real wood, cut very thinly into sheets.

I don't think I can stop acquiring dollhouses. I have been making some doll quilts lately, so clearly I need houses to put them in. If anyone has any stories about dollhouses or doll quilts  I would love to hear them!


  1. It is so lovely Ruby. A beautiful little dolls house is a must for little ones, they can do so much imaginary play. Just gorgeous. x

  2. What a brilliant idea, it's adorable!

  3. That is just so lovely. I always have had dolls houses growing up. Have been thinking of making one for my boys. Definately not just for girls! Love the idea of dolls quilts xo

  4. You are so clever! I love the roof!

    I had a gorgeous doll house when i was growing up...a huge old Victorian mother and I used to spend ages gluing on wooden shingles and painting the siding and that I think about it, it was more of a mini renovating project than a doll house!

  5. How cute, i love this! I have my dollhouse from when I was little, and now my kiddies play with it. It isn't anything special, my Grandmother found it on the side of the road and fixed it up for me. I love the memories it holds and sharing it with my babies. xo

  6. This is beautiful! I love the red of the roof against the pale blue. My old dollshouse is up in my mum and dad's attic, waiting to be revamped for my little girl when she's old enough. I can't wait! Please share your other dolls houses!x