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Topic: Doll House made entirely of cardboard - part 1  (Read 71640 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2011 03:10:58 PM »

it's so sad that I have a boy, would have loved to make a doll house.

It's amazing the house, you two should be sooooo proud, I remember when I was young I made myself doll houses, none were even close to this since I was extremely young, but I'm sure you feel the same way as I did, and what a lucky daughter.

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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2011 05:13:36 PM »

It's gorgeous, and so much better than the ones I made as a child from cardboard boxes with cutouts from the JC Penny catalog your daughter is a lucky girl!

« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2011 05:53:52 PM »

That's awesome!
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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2011 07:28:56 PM »

WOW that is amazing (actually both gifts are) She is a very lucky girl, when we asked our dad for a doll house he brought home refrigerator box and told us to make ourselves (this is way better)
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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2011 06:56:13 AM »

I knew it! My DD is itching to be an architect and her dad is an engineer...the concrete pad our house sits on (we live in swampland!) could launch the space shuttle because it's so sturdy and has so many footing! Cheesy

And this:
I asked him if she could be signed up for a furniture of the month club.  You know, a new piece every month. 

is an AMAZING idea!!!!

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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2011 08:26:07 AM »

That is just incredible! Kudos to you and your husband! Cheesy

« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2011 01:07:28 PM »

This gives me some ideas on how to create a cardboard castle that I was planning on building...

« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2011 02:25:22 PM »

This is a masterpiece!  Are there photos available of it decorated with your daughter's choices?
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2011 06:45:01 PM »

polkadotts, don't get discouraged.  With any new adventures, it usually takes lots of patience, practice, and planning.  Smiley

craftewoman , you just brought back some fond memories for me!  I used to make those shoe box houses with the catalog images.  So much fun peeping thru the hole in the box to see the rooms.  Cheesy  Guess, that wouldn't rate with today's technology age.

Rosie1981, that's better than what my dad would have told us.  He'd of said it was a waste of time and energy.  We'd be better off playing ball outside.  Sad  He so wished he'd had a boy.  Wink 

graced, he's still adding to the house before we can start the furniture and painting.  Just put in the supports between the floor and is wanting to add MORE windows to the attic floor.  Guess he wants her to be able to get good lighting in there.  That's good, I suppose.  Most of the dollhouses I've seen are pretty dark inside.

diyday, Oooo... a castle!  That sounds like a challenge and a half!  I really want a replica of Hogwart's.  So, my mom, daughter and I are attempting a custom one out of legos.  Just a gazillion pieces left to go!  We'd get a lot farther if we'd stop tearing things down to build other things.  Cheesy

dnelsong, sorry, no photos of decor yet.  Still can't get the exacto and glue outa daddy's hand long enough for us to get in there to paint.  Smiley But, daughter said she wants the whole thing gold and silver sparkles.   Roll Eyes  We may need to do some negotiating.  Smiley

Thanks, again to everyone for all the comments.

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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2011 07:44:06 AM »

I'm not so sure you should paint it. How about trying to cover it with scrapbook paper and other materials? Paint will make the cardboard get all mucky. My thought is that if you use scrapbooking or wrapping paper with SPRAY ADHEASIVE, the cardboard will not get too much moisture absorbed.
You could always give it a light coat of spray paint to do the cut edges, and smaller places, that would be hard to cover with paper.
BUT... definitely an out-doors application!
  Then you could even use mettalic papers, ribbons, and glitterry papers. Not to mention sequin trims and stuff.
 What do you think?

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