The Blythe Life Miniature Girl’s Room

I custom made this box for an Etsy customer.  She simply provided me with a picture of her daughter’s room.  I asked her to pick a few key items she really wanted to include and it has turned out to be one of my very favorite projects!  I love it so much!

I started by painting a recycled shipping box with the dark olive color.

Then I cut up an old white hand towel and dyed it the right color using Gelatos.  Gelatos are basically a water-based paint sticks.  A little goes a long way and they kind of have a chapstick consistency to them.

I used wooden Popsicle sticks to make the bed and painted it black.

To make the pink bungie chair…I used white elastic from my sewing stuff.  I mixed some fabric paint in different shades of pink.  I put the elastic strips in glass jars and sprayed them until they were completely covered and waited for them to dry. I used a thick gauge jewelry wire for the legs.

I took a green piece of fabric and sewed a very simple robe.  I added more color with some green fabric spray paint and added loops and a belt.

 

I handmade all the accessories by sewing and painting.  The white paper lantern is twisted strips of paper glued together.  The baby dolls started off all white.  I painted them to look similar to Blythe’s dolls.  I also molded and painted some items (wall art, disco ball, basket) with baking clay.

    

I found a battery operated string of lights at Hobby Lobby ($3.99) and attached them with a piece of Velcro under the bed.

I used muslin, fabric spray paint and a stencil to make this bag to hold all the accessories during shipping.

And here’s my finished box!