A few readers have asked me how I created those little things for Hannah’s dollhouse. So I thought I’d reply with a post.
As you might know, Hannah is my daughter and she’s about 3-and-a-half. So getting her the best dollhouse/miniature furniture often gets lost on little children and she often breaks them accidentally. So I didn’t want to spend loads of them (do you know how much the good ones cost??). I also knew most furnishings could come straight from my craft supplies…
Must have tools:
- Glue gun
- Some glue paste
- Double-sided tape
The transparent grandmummy buttons are great for glass bottles or pomander. Better if it’s a thick transparent with some bevels and grooves. Just attached a pretty pink button on the top… and you have a pretty vintagey pomander.
I have plenty of Swarovski beads that I use for invitations or jewellery. I used a few to make perfume bottles and shampoo bottles for Hannah’s bedroom and bathroom. I love it when the sunlight hits it and it becomes so … perfumery! :)
I also attached a plain green button one of my glass button and it’s now a bathroom accessory.
I made the shower curtain from vintage ribbon :) Just hop to Spotlight or any craft store, and get stiff wide ribbon. I attached it to the rod by folding over a length and secured it with double-sided tape.
Buttons in shape of dress
And because all of those cupboards and drawers open and close, I wanted to signal to my 3 year old that one in particular was for dresses so I attached some buttons to the fronts. Helped that I had handy some dress buttons!
So it’s buttons and beads again in the kitchen. Like the pile of plates in the kitchen and the plates on the dining table.
I filled the green button plate with glue from the glue gun. With my beading tweezer, I put a selection of beads that emulated sushi and Japanese bits.
I made a pile of red buttons and placed it on Hannah’s dresser… to be like a vase or some art sculpture. :)
For the clock, I just got a pretty flower button and drew the clock hands.
So… I guess I’m at the end of show-and-tell. The other bits… were scrapbooking papers for floors, walls…