How to make Dolls House Furniture from Paper Scissors Glue by Catherine Woram
This delightful collection of dolls' house furniture is made from recycled matchboxes. cardboard and craft sticks painted in bright colours and decorated with patterned origami papers and beads.
You Will Need:
(for the chest of drawers on the left of the picture)
4 Small empty matchboxes
2 Different shades of paint
4 Small beads for feet
4 Small clear beads of knobs
Stick Matchboxes together
Apply a layer of glue to the bottom of the first matchbox and stick to one of the other matchboxes, pressing down firmly. Continue sticking until the four matchboxes are joined together. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Paint the outside of the matchboxes and allow to dry completely. You may need to apply a second coat of paint for complete coverage.
Paint the four drawers using the second shade of paint and leave to dry completely. Again, you may need to apply a second coat of paint for complete coverage.
Dab a blob of glue on the base of the matchboxes , pressing down firmly with your finger until all four are in place. Now glue a clear bead to the front of each drawer. You may find it easier to ask an adult to stick the beads on for you using a hot glue gun.
This freestanding wardsrobe was made from a large box of matches. The front of the box was cut in half to create doors. The wardrobe was painted to match the dressing table and has metal feet and bead knobs to finish.
Made using eight small matchboxes with a thick cardboard top, this dressing table also features a decorative matching mirror made using a piece of painted card and a mirror cut from kitchen foil.
You can find more fun and creative projects for children in Paper Scissors Glue by Catherine Worum.
All photographs by Polly Wrexford, copyright Ryland Peters & Small, Text copyright Catherine Worum