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The staff at the Mott Miniatures will be glad to answer your questions about your dollhouse and help you come up with some ideas when you come in to our store. It looks like the dollhouse and I might both come through the storm okay. Dry fitting is testing a part to see how it fits before you glue it in place. Continue working between these machines repeating the previous steps until you have enough stock for the logs. Glue small windows and door in place. Even in a solid state it is still relatively soft. Do the same for the other side.

Another draw back to Itsy Bitsy wallpaper is that it has to be trimmed. And finally trimming the back of the house. I got a large piece for only a couple of bucks and it looks so real! Is your dollhouse any less valuable to you? Hot Melt Glue Gun & Glue Sticks or Wood Glue. This process took several days because the plaster had to dry after the tunnel was formed and after the mountain was finished. Another piece goes on the left side of the right wall.

That’s five walls, two each, equals ten. These clamps work well for clamping parts that fit at an angle to eachother. This makes the number easier to read and the sheet easier to find. I suggest you get four to five sheets of the same pattern for these rooms so that you have enough. The bushes are air dry clay rolled into balls and left to dry completely. Garages and basements are fine if you have them but keep in mind two very important things if you choose these areas to build your dollhouse. This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 at 9:07 am and is filed under Construction Techniques.


Moving the location of the stairs was a big decision for me. The Ultimate holds the shingles in place well but doesn’t dry as quickly as hot glue. Emily always loved it and wanted to play with it more then her friend did. The reason I decided to do this is because hot melt glue does not affect the color fastness of the fabric but tacky glue does. A hot glue gun works well for this for two reasons……you won’t have to wait for the glue to dry and it will be easy to remove them if you want to after the holidays are over. Once the roof is entirely shingled you can add detail. Photo and/or glossy papers especially, have an almost waterproof surface, that will make it extremely difficult for the wallpaper paste to dry thoroughly and adhere properly.

Here is an outside view of the main door to the dollhouse. Everything painted with my colors. Now, flip your box over and cut opposing flaps from the bottom of the box and tape them together. You will be surprised how easy it is to shingle a little roof! Each package covers 157 square inches. Books are leather folds, printed, which I bought on ebay. Repeat this step till you have the desired look for your berries.

I used a mix of brown and black paint- twice as much brown as black. Then I glued paint chips on the roof; they look just like shingles. That way sanding is easy and I get a good smooth surface and some wood showing for the glue to grab. I added eye-hooks along the hull and threaded a waxed washing line and curtain rings to give the impression of buoyancy aids (amazing what you can repurpose!). JUST ARRIVED!! So it’s an understatement to say that times were busy! No Required Bags of Siding: 3 Material: Wood Manufacturer’s Part #: 9306 Manufacturer’s UPC#: 736052093065 Country of Origin: United States of America Availability: Usually Ships within 24 hours This dollhouse kit does not come with paint, furnishings, or other decorations.

Perfect for beginners or seasoned collectors, the Laurel welcomes dollhouse enthusiasts of any level to try their hand at personalizing its beautiful spaces. When it was dry I glued the larger piece of grill to the top. I had some strip wood laying around, so I began to trim the back edges of the dollhouse. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Use them to dress up a craft store hutch and turn it into a shabby chic delight! They REALLY need more pictures to show what they are talking about. I only occasionally post things that are for children, but this is so cute with a clear template to follow.

New and unused. Vacuum formed to approximate 1:12 scale architectural elements. And me, wearing the sweatshirt I had on for most of the work. This window fits our half scale Nottingham.