DIY Dolls House Tutorial with Free Templates


Who knew you could make a DIY Dolls House out of your old shoe boxes! Follow our easy instructions to make this beautiful dolls house for hours of endless fun

What You Will Need

Dovecraft 12 x 12 Leyton Value Paper Pack

Dovecraft 12 x 12 More or Less Vale Paper Pack

Shoe boxes

Thick cardboard

Dovecraft Curiosity Corner Washi Tape

Dovecraft Small 3d Foam Squares

Dovecraft Perma-Fix Double Sided Tape – 3mm



Download Your Free Templates to make your dolls house furniture here: Template 1 and Template 2

How to Make

1.  Download your free craft templates and cut your dollhouse furniture with scissors.

2.  Decorate your dollhouse rooms with your favourite patterned paper and stick with glue. We used  a variety of paper patterns for the different rooms.

3.  For extra detail, you can create a skirting board for your rooms by placing ribbon at the bottom of your shoebox and sticking in place with double sided tape.

4.  If you have a small shoebox (pictured below) to create your individual rooms, get a piece of thick cardboard the width and depth of your shoebox to create a floor for your dolls house then cover with your selected papers.


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5.  If you have a large shoe box (as pictured below) take two pieces of thick cardboard and create a cross in the center, fix together with tape and cover with your favourite papers


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6.  Use the Washi Tape to cover the edges of your cardboard edges for a pretty finish.

7.  Place one piece of Dovecraft Small 3D Foam squares to your paper furniture cut outs and place in your dollhouse, gently press down on your paper furniture to ensure they remain secure.

Kids will love the chance to get creative decorating their own house to fill with their favourite toys. Why not show us your recent upcycled crafts in the project gallery; we would love to see them!




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