I wanted to share something that Princess of the Universe is getting for Christmas, and it was a GREAT deal!
I have long noticed this dollhouse/bookshelf in A.C. Moore, but for 99 dollars I never really spent that much time looking closely at it. Until yesterday. Princess of the Universe is at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s for a few days, which means easier shopping for me!
I had one of those 50% off any regularly priced item from A.C. Moore. I actually printed mine from on line by searching Google and finding a current coupon, but the Sunday paper usually has one as well.
I inquired about using the coupon before I had them pull this big item from the upper shelf it was on. Yes, they said they would take the coupon – as long as the item was regularly priced, and it was! Yippeee!!
I called my husband and he said he could easily cut a piece of pretty white beadboard-type wood to fill in the back of the shelf so the rooms will look finished!
For 50 dollars, I bought it. Oh boy, will the doll house adventures continue this year!!
She will be so excited. 🙂
Oh, how happy I was to see this.
Sweet little girl.
Yes, it’s true. The mysterious foreign doll who showed up at the doll house needing a home wants to become an American. Even now, she is studying to become a citizen.
Gasp! She’s reading about… War?
Oh, it’s a particular war. The beautiful doll shows us that she is learning about Abraham Lincoln from her little history book for dolls. By the way, we are still trying to learn her name. I have an idea for a name for her. My daughter has a few ideas. Do you have any suggestions for a beautiful name for the mysterious foreign doll? I would love your comments!
Bless their little hearts, my dolls are such book lovers! I knew I needed to find a way to make them a bookshelf for their doll house. When my husband tossed this into the trash can…
my mind raced to the doll house. This is the perfect size — tall and narrow — for making a bookshelf. I retrieved it and put it on my craft desk.
I cut it down to the size I wanted, making the depth and height the perfect size for our dolls and their doll house books. Some of the left-over pieces of the box were used to make shelves which were hot-glued into place.
I then used Mod-Podge to put into place some heavy pieces of scrap book paper, making a sort of veneer on the doll house bookshelf. One large piece, perfectly cut, slid in perfectly behind the shelves, on top of a layer of Mod-Podge, so that made the inside back of the doll house bookshelf.To smooth the edges and give the doll house bookshelf more design I Mod-Podged little pieces of tissue paper around the edges.
I then started putting books in. Ooohh the little dolls had goosebumps when they heard about their new bookshelf!
See anything that appeals to you?
I think we would agree, this is the best corner of the doll house.
I’ve been wanting to make a little book for the dolls. One with actual pages. Thank you to Mommylion, a commenter who pointed out this mini book tutorial at Hitty Print Mini. It worked out great!
I printed the covers for the little doll house books from Hitty Print Mini and then used little strips of words cut out of a no-longer-useful book. By the way, I am always looking for books at the thrift store that have beautiful pictures or words — something that would be great for a doll house project, but is no longer readable. I would much rather reuse a book than to see it thrown away!
My children LOVED reading through these little doll house books. A word here or there that jumps out and makes them think of something historical!Fun stuff. The little doll house bookshelf up next!Lynn