I made kiddo #1 this scrapbook Paper Doll House for her recent second birthday and boy was it a hit!
If you know me at all, you know I'm not a super girly girl. While I like polka dots and a graphic looking flower here and there, I'm just not a "dress your girl in all pink with butterflies and hearts and princess' and ruffles" kind of mama... not that there is a thing wrong with that.
I wanted kiddo #1's doll house to be sweet but a bit more on trend.
Now. I have to share this news with the world. I found the most amazing scrapbook paper on the face of the planet. I'm probably a million years late to the game, but it's (affiliate link) American Crafts Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party 12x12 Paper Pad. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but I'm sure all craft stores sell it. I want to line my home in some of these prints and I'm not even kidding. So. crazy. cute.
.Chipboard House (bought mine from Hobby Lobby, $3.99)
.Scrapbook Paper (Hobby Lobby)
.Scissors (those gold beauties were a christmas gift from West Elm. Oh dear, I love them)
.Mod Podge (already had)
The first step is a bit tedious. All areas of the doll house that will be covered with scrapbook paper, need to be measured and replicated in regular ole' white paper. This takes a long time, but it will save you ruining or bending your lovely scrapbook paper. See my example below of the front face of the house in regular paper. (And when I say a long time, this entire project took me just an evening, so it won't take forevvvva long.)
After you have all the regular white paper cut out, you then can trace the white paper onto your lovely scrapbook paper. I used an Xacto knife to get all the little windows and doors cut perfectly.
Then, I applied one thin layer of Mod Podge on the doll house and then a thin layer on the backside of my scrapbook paper. This makes the paper adhere perfectly to the house.
Phew. That roofline was a challenging one, but look how great it turned out!
Clearly, I am no perfectionist as you can see some of my seams here and there.
I was so pleasantly surprised with how well this turned out.
Now, who is ready to get your frilly tutu butterfly glitter heart ballerina gear on and play doll houses with me?!