Wednesday, December 16, 2009

DIY Dollhouse--for next to nothing

I don't know how many of you love the Charlie and Lola books by Lauren Child, but in our house they are an absolute favorite. I actually discovered them in my Children's Lit class in college, and fell in love. So when I stumbled across this Charlie and Lola themed do-it-yourself dollhouse here, I knew this was something I wanted to make for Miss O. I've finally finished it, and it's sitting under our Christmas tree as we speak. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to make this super inexpensive, fun project for your little ones. In the mean time, enjoy!!

Charlie, in his room making sure Lola stays out of trouble!
In the kitchen together. "But, I don't EAT apples, Charlie!"
And of course, Lola's room. Painting at her easel IS her favorite and her best, you know!
And relaxing in the living room together. Lola's checking out those pink books I think!
And a top view: The dollhouse is made from foam core board from the craft store. The walls are scrapbooking paper, and the decor is from an old magazine. My dh did all the measuring and cutting to get the dollhouse to slip together correctly. I traced with pencil onto linen fabric from a Charlie and Lola book we already had, and hand embroidered the dolls. I stitched them up into stuffies on my mom's machine. I LOVE how this turned out, so hopefully Miss O will too!


Too Many Hats said...

That's adorable. I am sure Miss O will have hours and hours of fun with it.

Kirsten, Chris, Jacob and Sarah said...

That looks so cool, I love it!

Honey said...

I absolutely love your doll house. It is so adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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