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Post by polgara on 13th March 2011, 3:08 pm

This is a thread for those who have or want Dolls Houses & Miniatures.

They could be for you or for your children. (I have 2 of my own)

Ideas & how tos welcome. Tell us what you have or what you want & between all of us we will try & help.


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Post by polgara on 13th March 2011, 3:17 pm

I was just going to suggest something on those lines. an old display cabinet is also good. Some use old boxes. Main thing is to try & make the scale 1inch = 1 foot. That is the scale of most of what you buy, & for someone who makes bits is the easiest.

If you use old boxes, make sure you sand it well to get the splinters of.

For anyone that has the cash, they can be picked up at car boots, or charity shops & with a bit of work can be made in into really nice houses.

For more cash you can buy flat packs which are more difficult to put together but come with instructions. Win the lottery & you can buy a readymade, decorated & furnished house.

Sindy & Barbie sized things are a bit differrent, just have to take the scale from the doll. Sometimes heavy duty cardboard boxes work well,
they do need a bit of strength added, but if you get the girls to help you they will be a bit more carefull. An old fashioned orange box might be a good size, if you can get them.

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Post by polgara on 13th March 2011, 3:25 pm

The kitchen, I like Dandelion`s idea, again car boots or skips may be good places to look. With a couple of pots of paint should turn out really well.

Depending on the size, Jean Greenhowe does some dead easy knitted food.

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Post by polgara on 29th March 2011, 5:30 pm

Tops from all sorts of tubes make good flower pots with a bit of paint & some mini flowers in them.

A florist will usually have some scraps that they will let you have for pence.

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Post by polgara on 8th April 2011, 4:10 pm

For MrS & his castle.

Metal buttons make good shields

Sword shaped cocktail sticks painted make good swords.

Chainmail, a loose piece of knitting sprayed gray.

A few ideas, I may think up some more!!

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Post by polgara on 19th April 2011, 10:38 pm

Cut the pointy bit off a cocktail stick & smooth it off, paint it any colour you want. Stick a pretty bead on the top, a silver stripe just below the bead, result is a walking stick for a 1/12th dolls house.

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Post by polgara on 26th April 2011, 6:39 pm

Old jewelry findings are very useful for all sorts of things, dishes etc

With beads threaded onto a dress makers pin, they can make perfume bottles or jars.

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Post by polgara on 30th April 2011, 11:25 am

A cheap way to make jewellry for fashion dolls or dolls houses is to look at the packets of nail decorations. They come in many shapes & designs and are very useful. I have used them to decorate windows & doors or small china plates.

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Post by polgara on 16th May 2011, 3:04 pm

Old leather type gloves that are thin can make

handbags
Belts
shoes
cases
dog leads
waistcoats for the working man
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Post by polgara on 1st July 2011, 3:36 pm

Small milk/cream containers from a cafe make good buckets with a coat of paint & a piece of wire for a handle.

Coffee stirrers from the same places make all sorts of things including fences or wooden crates

Film canisters make good dustbins etc

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Post by Kristy lee on 5th July 2011, 11:31 am

kebab sticks painted make for good curtain rods.

I don't know if you hv it over there but here is oz you can pick up patchwork quilt makers sqares from the flea market. Normally around $1. I make them into curtains, blankets and rugs etc.

matchstick boxes with cotton wool is a good bed for little doggies or baby cots etc.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 5th July 2011, 2:08 pm

polgara wrote:

Film canisters make good dustbins etc

Can't recall last time I had a film canister though. 35mm film seems to have all but disappeared.

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Post by polgara on 5th July 2011, 3:48 pm

Yes Kristy, we can get fabric squares, good as table clothes, serviettes etc.

I cheat Billy, I use the canisters my diabetic test strips come in, also if you go into one of the photo shops, they will often give you a bag for free, also good for beads etc.

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Post by polgara on 21st July 2011, 10:21 pm

A lot depends on the size of the dolls. There are several sizes for dolls houses. Best thing to do is measure the dolls & look for any available magazines or borrow some books from a library & make some notes as to what you want.

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Post by polgara on 23rd July 2011, 3:33 pm

All the talk of tester pots of paint in the tearoom makes me remember that they are also a good size for dolls houses.

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Post by polgara on 25th July 2011, 5:45 pm

In the charity shop I managed to get what they called a mousemat, but it certainly made a very nice persian type carpet. Well worth keeping eyes open.

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Post by polgara on 26th July 2011, 6:36 pm

A piece of pretty lace can be trimmed to make table mats, table runners or antimacasers.

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Post by polgara on 4th September 2011, 11:01 am

Some crochet doilies make very nice mats.

An old & thin flannel can be cut up to make towels etc

Pepper seeds make excellant crisps. Other seeds can be used for different food items, just need to stand & stare for a few minutes.

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Post by polgara on 22nd November 2011, 3:38 pm

For Christmas trees, cake decorations are just right, a few beads & some tinsel & away you go.

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