TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII

Welcome to the fourth and final transformation of the popular Townhouse Bookcase in to a super cute dolls' house. In Part One, we covered building the bookcase and adding wallpaper. In Part Two, we created a dinosaur-themed children's bedroom. And in Part Three, we painted two of the rooms and made some pretty accessories for the kitchen. Today, we will finish the transformation by making a cot for the nursery and a teepee for the playroom.

MAKE A TOY COT FROM LOLLIPOP STICKS

Here's what you need to make the cot:

  • Wooden lollipop sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Fabric for the bedding
  • Needle and thread
  • Toy stuffing or cotton wool

Start by placing five lollipop sticks side by side and then trim three additional sticks long enough to cover the five sticks widthways. Glue them on to form the base of your cot.

TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII


Next, glue two full size lollipop sticks perpendicular to the longer sides of the cot base and trim two to glue at a perpendicular angle widthways. Apply plenty of glue around the inside to make the cot extra secure. This will be the bottom of the cot so don’t worry about it looking a bit messy. These extra sticks are simply to make the cot more secure when gluing the legs and bars to the base.

TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII


Trim the curved tops off four more lolly sticks to act as the legs to your cot. Glue them at each corner of the longer widths of the cot base. Next, cut eight sticks in half to make the bars of the cot. Space them out equally before using the glue gun to stick them down. Add two full length sticks and two trimmed sticks to the top of the cot to stabilise the bars and four legs. 

TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII


We then painted the cot white (but you can choose any colour) and made a cute pillow and duvet following the same steps as used in Part II.

TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII

MAKE A DOLL-SIZE TEEPEE

No playroom is complete without a GLTC Teepee. Here’s how to make a mini version. You will need:

  • One piece of card
  • Pencil
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Cocktail skewers
  • Tacky glue

To make your template, lay two cocktail skewers on a piece of card crossing the top of the sticks over to mirror how they would look when standing. Make the template 2cm wider as you will need a margin of fabric to glue around the skewers themselves. Using the template, cut out four pieces of your chosen fabric.

TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII


Place one of the pieces face down. Add a line of glue down the two longer sides of the fabric and wrap them around the cocktail skewers. Repeat with a second piece of fabric.

TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII

Gl
ue the third piece of fabric in place between the two finished panels.

TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII


Finally, repeat this with the last piece of fabric and cut an opening as an entrance to the teepee, should you wish to.

TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII


Then it's time to play! With the addition of some of our beautiful doll's house furniture, of course.

TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII
TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART IIII


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