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« on: July 02, 2011 11:25:21 PM »

So my husband and I just bought two new BJD's, Skinny Cats by Castle Anne. They're YOSD height, but very thin. I'm really getting into tiny dolls now and have decided to make my little ones a room trunk. I want to make some cozy beds for them but I'm not at all sure how to go about it. Never made furniture before. Any inexpensive, relatively simple ideas floating around out there?
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011 02:42:39 PM »

Personally, when I've made beds for dolls, I just measure how long the bed needs to be and how wide and use that as the mattress area. You can make the frame from heavy cardboard or cut from thin masonite/plywood. The footboard should be shorter than the headboard usually. I like to make the headboard with fancy shapes or scrollwork, or just painted details. If you're using cardboard you can use paper mache to detail it and cover up the corrugated parts that might show, or even just mod podge some scrapbook paper to serve the same purpose.

Anyhow, once you've made the bedframe in the usual H shape, then just sew together a mattress of the size you measured earlier. You could also cut a piece of foam the right size and just cover it with your choice of fabric. Blankets and pillows are pretty easy.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011 06:19:57 AM »

for that size doll, i'd get some barbie or liv or monster high furniture that you like the shape of and customize it with plastic-friendly spray paint.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011 05:01:24 PM »

I do scroll sawing to make furniture for mine, but all you really need is some paint, cardboard (cereal boxes are best here), and foam. Cut the foam to the desired mattress size. Cover it in the fabric you want for your fitted sheet. Then, draw out a headboard (and maybe a footboard too) on the cardboard. Cut out a few of each shape and glue them together. I use mod podge since it doesn't wrinkle up the cardboard like elmers does sometimes. Then paint as desired!

If you really want to get fancy, you can use an embossing tool to get itty bitty wood grain into the cardboard before you paint it as well. Then you can smear watered down darker paint into the embossed bits at the end to really make the 'wood grain" pop!
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