Scrapbook Paper Doll House

Friday, January 17, 2014

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.

Supplies:
.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.


The backside.



Now, who is ready to get your frilly tutu butterfly glitter heart ballerina gear on and play doll houses with me?!

39 comments:

  1. This is a BEAUTIFUL! I love the floral side. What a creative idea!

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    1. Thanks so much, Annie. I'm in loooove with the floral pattern, too!

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  2. I love the dollhouse! Now I have another project on my list! Do they come in different sizes?

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    1. If I remember correctly, they only had two or three different dollhouse types and one of them was a "one story" but otherwise, they are more or less the same size. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This is so, so cute, Amy! My three year old would go crazy for it. (P.S. I totally have that same scrapbook paper and LOVE it.)

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    1. Thanks, Alexis. Currently my son loves it more than my daughter, but that's because he thinks its a bucket. Oh well, ha!

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  4. Ok, usually I shy away from those scrapbook packs because I'll only like maybe a couple of the patterns and none of the rest, but this one is a WINNER. So so cute! Such an adorable project, Amy!

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    1. I know, but this pack definitely seemed to be a winner pack!

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  5. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)


    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/craft-create-inspire-linky-party_18.html

    Claire x

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  6. Obsessed. Seriously I love this so much, I can't wait for Scarlett to be old enough for one of these. I want to make a gigantic one covered in all my favorite scrapbook papers lol. Thank you so much for sharing, great project.

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    1. Thanks, Sonnet! I totally want to do like 20 of these now, ha!

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  7. Oh I love houses, esp doll houses! precious gift :-)

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  8. The paper is really cute! The best part about this house is a can look really pretty being simple or you can go way out and add as many as embellishments as you would like

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    1. I know, I totally had to hold back from going crazy adding things. I was going to add moss to the bottom for grass and a few gems as house decorations... but was going for a more simple look, so I lost them all! I was happy how it turned out in the end.

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  9. What a sweet DIY its extremely well done!

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    1. Thanks so much, Maria! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. This is so cute! It's feminine without being too girly. I bet this post will be getting a lot of attention!

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    1. Aw, thanks Carrie! So sweet of you.

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  11. Cute! I am a mother of two girls and feel the same way about super "girly, girl" things. However my almost 3 year old daughter LOVES princesses and barbies so this house would be right up her ally! You have a super cute blog by the way! I'm you're newest follower :)

    Hanna
    www.stripesandpolkadotsblog.com

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    1. My daughter JUST turned three and I think she's heading towards the princesses more all the time. =) Thanks for following, too!!

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  12. Adorable! My daughter would love this. I love that paper too, thanks!

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  13. Great idea!


    Law Student to Life Student: http://lawstudenttolifestudent.blogspot.com/

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  14. I'm not crafty, but this is so adorable and fun! Thanks for linking up to the Be.You.Tiful link party! I always look forward to seeing your projects each week.

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    1. Aw, thanks Courtney! I love linking up at your parties!

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    1. Thanks, Shelly. I'm pretty smitten with it. I want to cover everything in scrapbook paper now!

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  16. thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  17. This is beautiful! I am slightly addicted to pretty scrapbook paper and have quite a stash! I can't wait to make a doll house like this for my girls:)

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    1. Happy house making! I'm totally hooked now.

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  18. Hello Amy!! Stopping over from Create It Thursday! Love the doll house and the scrapbook paper you used. Going to have to make this for my baby girl!! Thanks for the project!
    - Gina @ Always Savory

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  19. Now way! This is fantastic! What a fun project!

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  20. Hey Amy! It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog...I think this is so fun...I had no idea you could get those houses from the craft store. So fun...I keep seeing things like this and it makes me want a girl too :) I guess I will have to do some boy version of this for now

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    1. Deonna, I have plans to do a boy version soon! I just found another smaller house at Hobby Lobby. It was only $3, I believe. Can't wait to cover it in some fun boy papers!

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  21. How fun!!! Oh my goodness...your daughter must have danced in delight!! The papers are perfect, Amy!

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!!

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