How to make doll furniture from scrap materials?
Paper and cardboard products
The easiest job is for those who decide to create furniture from paper - for this it is necessary only to cut the appropriate forms and use glue to give them integrity. However, such a product will have a very low strength, and also not suitable for beautiful dolls - the same Monster High or Winx.
Chest of drawers and sofa
The most simple workshop allows you to make a dresser, using matchboxes. To do this, it is enough to glue their wide planes, laying 3-4 layers, and paint in different colors - while the outer surface must have one style, and each box individually can be decorated individually.
You can make a sofa out of cardboard, but you also need foam rubber or other synthetic filler, as well as fabric and thread.
- Cut a sheet of dense material, creating a pattern of a small box in the shape of a parallelepiped with a height of about 5-7 cm and a length of about 15 cm.
- After that, you need to make a similar figure, but its height will be 2-2.5 cm.
- In the larger box, leave an unclosed hole on top, into which we fill soft synthetic filler, not forgetting to seal it well.
- To assemble furniture, put a smaller closed product on the end - it will play the role of the backrest, and glue it to the back of the soft seat.
- Next, you need to create with your own hands a decent upholstery, for which we have saved a beautiful fabric. Fully cover the furniture for dolls with it, and note what size the received cover should have
- Then cut out the flap and sew it, leaving the seam on the bottom of our product.
- For additional fixation, the bottom surface of the cardboard can be provided with small holes through which ties will be passed through, or you can simply nail the fabric with a stapler just as real frame furniture is assembled.
If you make accessories for beautiful dolls - for example, Monster High, you can put small pads on the sofa, which are sewn from one or two pieces of fabric.
You can go through a master class on creating such items separately, but in this case it’s about creating a small pocket, filling it with a compactor and stitching along the edges, leaving 2-4 mm of free-hanging fabric, which can also be decorated with fringe or tassels. .
Using the alternative method, you can create a large sofa or bed with your own hands.
To do this, we take the whole box and cut out the necessary base from cardboard, which our furniture will have - it is worth taking advantage of the angle in which three planes converge at one point. You can also attach small legs - making them strong is quite difficult, but you can try to bend them with a corner so that they can easily withstand the weight of the furniture itself and the dolls located on it.
Here, only foam rubber can be a filler - it is very easy to fix it on the surface of the cardboard and it will not crawl over time, forming ugly protrusions. The workshop ends with the upholstery applied according to the scheme described above - it's very easy to do it yourself.
For expensive dolls that belong to the Monster High collection, or similar toy series, cardboard furniture does not always fit because of their large mass. For them, it is better to make original accessories on a metal or wooden base.
The simplest furniture for dolls is created from aluminum beer cans - for this you need to cut off its bottom, leaving about 5-6 centimeters of walls. The master class involves cutting out the four legs from the walls, which will be strips of 4-7 mm wide — the rest of the walls are completely ejected. The legs are bent in half to provide the necessary level of strength and expose the shiny part.
A filler is placed on the surface of the bottom in the recess, and a small cover is sewn for it with his own hands.
However, for Monster High dolls and other expensive toys, it is better to use more aesthetic materials. In particular, a very wide range of various furniture can be made of wood:
The simplest option that does not require long and accurate cutting is the first two items in the list.
To do this, it is necessary to carve out a plane with straight or rounded edges from a sheet of plywood, and also take four pencils, which will need to be painted in a certain color. The entry level master class involves putting the legs on the glue, however, if you feel the makings of a carpenter, you can try to make in the sheet grooves and grind the top of the sticks under the fixation in them.
In addition, for the Monster High dolls, you can also make a wire frame - for this you will need a steel thread with a thickness of at least 0.5 mm.
Doll furniture with their own hands at the same time weaves from an inseparable piece, which will allow it to obtain maximum strength. If the wire is thinner than expected to create such accessories, then it is worth repeating the weaving in several layers, or winding the main frame again in a spiral, winding a sufficiently large amount of metal.
In this case, it is better to do the seat for the chair, the tabletop and the cushion for the sofa separately, using materials such as wood, fabric, synthetic filler and others.
In general, furniture for dolls will be open space for the flight of your imagination - you only need to draw a sketch of a complex product in advance.
If you and your children are carried away with such a lesson, then it will be useful to purchase special tools - blades for cutting, brushes for painting and application, as well as a jigsaw, engraver and burner.
In addition, you can create your own original embroidery, which will later become part of the accessories.