DIY Miniature Doll Kitchen

HOW TO make one yourself….

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One of my favorite things to do is replicate real rooms.  This box was inspired by my actual kitchen:

I started with a box I use for shipping.  I used acrylic gesso here to cover the  shipping labels.  Although it is not required, I recommend this is if you plan to paint the box in light colors to keep the labels from showing thru.  It’s not necessary with darker colors.

 

 

I painted the outside of the box in a checkered pattern.  I used 2″ squares here.

I also painted checkers on the  bottom of the box.  It will be my kitchen floor.  I painted the remaining interior walls in a light aqua.

To make the cabinetry along the back, I painted a recycled box black.  I cut it into two pieces (one for the top and one for the bottom) and hot glued them in place.  I cut, painted and hot glued the doors on.  I attached silver stud stickers to look like knobs but gluing small beads work too.

I added a strip of white glossy paper to act as a backsplash between the top and bottom pieces.

To make the refrigerator, I used a small recycled box and painted it a glossy white. I also painted extra cardboard strips to make the interior shelving.   I glued magnet strips along the doors to keep them closed.

    

Here I used a different sized box for the fridge.

Next, I molded some white baking clay parts and painted them.  The microwave and oven are also flat painted clay pieces.

I printed out some artwork for the walls and used scrap cardboard (or wooden Popsicle sticks) painted black to make the frames.  I also glued scrap cardboard to the right wall to make the table/bar.  I found the stools on clearance at JoAnns but I now make my own with clay and a thick aluminum jewelry wire.

I attached a battery operated tea light with Velcro to the underside of the microwave.  I also  used wooden Popsicle sticks and fake leaves to make the plant above the fridge.  I have used leaves from old fake plants and I have also hand painted them on paper and curled them to give them a more realistic look.

And here are some examples of the finished product…

         

 

Project Duration:  approx 2 days (lots of waiting for paint to dry)

Skill Level:  Advanced

I would LOVE to see how yours turns out!  Please share your pics with me!

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