FASHION DOLL FURNITURE
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For 11-1/2" Fashion doll
I took my daughter and my niece shopping for fashion dolls one day and we saw some fashion doll furniture that we liked but I didn't want to buy it right then. They had already talked me out of two dolls and two outfits for them and I thought that was plenty for one shopping trip :o)
Anyway, when I came home I had the furniture on my mind. We had just gotten a new computer and I was still in the process of getting rid of all of the packing materials and boxes. There were two pieces of styrofoam that had cutouts on one side and my first thought was that each end of the styrofoam resembled a sofa. I proceeded to take a knife and cut off each end of one of the styrofoam pieces and I covered both "sofas" by hot gluing batting and material onto them.. I used the middle part of the styrofoam that was left to make the chair. That took a little cutting but it worked out fine. (see photo 1)
The second piece of styrofoam was just the right size for a fashion doll bed. (see Photo 2) I took a lid from an ice cream bucket and cut it in half. It was just a little wider than the styrofoam. I cut a slit in the top of the styrofoam on one of the short ends and then pushed the lid (cut side down) into the slit. Now I used hot glue, batting and material to cover bed, headboard and all. Then I added lace around the bottom for a nice effect.
There were several other pieces of a heavy duty type styrofoam which didn't flake apart when you cut it. I used one of those and cut out the coffee table. I covered it and added lace. Then I used the piece I cut out of the table and made the foot stool. (see photo 1)
This project took quite some time but the kids really enjoyed helping (and watching) and they've enjoyed the furniture immensely.
It's amazing what you can do with a little patience and hot glue :o)
Craft something with a child today and make memories you both will treasure.