This is one of my favorite projects to date and perfect for cold winter months. I got myself a bunch of materials to make these Doll Houses in a Box for Christmas. (Yes, these doll houses are for me, not my kids. But don’t worry, I let them play with them too). I had so much fun making them. I made three in total – each box was a different size and presented a little design challenge which made them all turn out so unique and different and fun!
If you want to hear a little more about how I made them, I filmed a quick video with some tips and an overview of the tools I used.
It looks like a cool box on the outside, and when you open it, there’s furniture and a zipper pouch to hold all the miniature things. I thought that if they were rattling around, it might lead to everything breaking.
This one has a kitchen and living room. I used a piece of a 2×4 for the chimney, and cut popsicle sticks to make the shiplap. Mini altoid tins make the cupboards, and I got the table and furniture from Consumercrafts.com
I think my favorite box ended up being the smallest…the little bakery with the soda bottles turned out amazing. I even put sugar and flour in the little cherry jars and glued the lids shut.
The knobs for the cupboards and sink are just little buttons that I found at Walmart. Perfect right! And a bent nail makes the faucet. The stove top are buttons I ordered from Etsy…I think they shipped internationally.
Even my son loves these boxes – we’ve already spent quite a few afternoons with them. I didn’t do any dolls…I couldn’t find any cute enough. So I told my kids, “you’re the doll – you make the food and set up the house.”