Happy Friday! Like last week, Karen’s Friday doll craft post and a doll day of play are being combined because I am enjoying some time off and vacationing with my family. On a side note, I can not believe we are down to the last 30 days of doll play!! I still have some great ideas coming up that you are going to love.
I am so excited to share with you today’s post. I had so much fun creating today’s Stylish Places to Sit and I hope you are going to be just as excited to create your own.
To create your own Stylish Places to Sit for your dolls you will need:
- boxes ( I used one Shoe box for the Sofa and one mailing box size 8 1/4X 5 X 31/2 inches for the Arm Chair)
- 6 toilet tissue tubes ( these become the Sofa and Chair arms)
- Packing Tape or Patterned Duck tape
- A pen
- A ruler
- *Scrap Cardboard (optional)
- * YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE DUCK TAPE FOR THIS CRAFT – You could paint yours, or cover it in wrapping paper or even fabric and if you wanted to make it durable you could use clear packing tape over the paper.
Step one- Create the shape of your sofa and chair by bending back your box as shown and taping the lid in place as shown in the photos above. If you are also making the arm chair repeat this on the box you will use for your armchair.
Step two- If you want to make the back of your sofa higher you can use a scrap piece of cardboard, measure and cut out to the height and shape you would like and slide it into place. In the end I did not use mine but it is an option you may like to do.
Step three- Tape two toilet tissue tubes together as shown to create the arm rests of your chair, repeat for the other side. If you wish to create a scalloped edge for the top of your couch you can cut it out as shown. This would work well if you are going to paint your box.
Step four- Cover your box and arm rests with the tape as shown, or if you are using wrapping paper wrap your box and arm rests. Then tape your arm rests into place with clear tape. If you are painting your box, paint all the pieces let them dry then assemble them as shown and tape into place.
I hope you enjoyed today’s craft and that you will be inspired to use items you already have at home to create great doll play accessories for your dolls.