A New Doll House Chair

Last night I used the book that my friend Alana sent me — The Most Wonderful Dollhouse Book, to make a new chair for the doll house.

First I started with an empty baking powder can. I used a Sharpie to outline where I would cut with my sharp Xacto.

You can see how the chair will be shaped. The most tedious part comes next, and that is cutting a piece or two of fabric and smoothly hot-gluing it on so it looks upholstered.

But it turns out well! What did I use to fill the inside? I simply measured out enough stuffing to fill up the seat. I then cut a circle of fabric and laid that stuffing in the center of it. I pulled the fabric together all around it like a balloon and tied it together with a piece of string. The tied-with-string end went down into the seat first, leaving a pretty puffy pillow look on top.

Mama Doll loves her chair. I ended up covering my fabric “seam” on the chair with a ribbon I had recycled from some old PJs. It worked perfectly.

Fancy, eh? Princess of the Universe loves her new chair.

Remember to supervise the use of all crafting tools. I always do the sharp work myself and supervise my children very closely when they are working with things like this to avoid injury.


One thought on “A New Doll House Chair”

  1. If I could make a suggestion, re the tin can chair, I make mine from cat food cans or tuna cans, I keep the lid attached. I also glue cardboard front and back so no one will cut themselves on the sharp edges. Also to save on stuffing (it can get expensive) I first stuff with those styrofoam chips and then batting on top. It also keeps the stuffing from packing and sinking from the weight of the doll sitting on it.

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