Wednesday, 15 July 2015

a cardboard dollshouse

Inspired by these images and post about cardboard American brownstone style houses on the beautiful blog http://mermagblog.com/


M has decided to sell her Sylvanian furniture. I have to admit she hasn't really played with it much and the most recent purchases may/ may not have been because I liked them! They are overpriced though so I'm quite pleased this stage is behind us.

She's said she would prefer to make something her own. We've made the house together and M plans to make things for inside it over time, T has an awesome idea for how t make light shades. I've kept the hedgehog family and few pieces of Sylvanian furniture until then. While ours isn't as exact as the inspiration, we still like it.

I took heaps of photos of the making process which involved a washing machine box, a craft knife, an entire roll of masking tape, paint and printed washi tape. The kittens moved in to the 2nd and 3rd floors too- but sadly I lost them : (


  1. What a lovely idea! My 3 year old would LOVE this! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks Aimee, M is 7 but is still excited about this- so if you make one too you'll have years of play with it : )