Monday, September 08, 2008

Made It Myself Monday: Simple Little Doll House

The peg doll twins needed a little house.

I took a swan gourd that I dried a few years ago, that was too interesting to toss, but had moved from the realm of seasonal decor into the realm of clutter. I washed and sanded and painted it with Mod Podge Gloss. Then, I cut out doors and window with my little dremmel tool. (I used the rotary saw tool; the one that looks like a drill made of sandpaper) I used what I had, and it looks like Dr. Seuss was their architect.



I scraped out all the dried up gourd stuff with a metal spoon, smoothed a bit, with sandpaper, and then painted the inside their favorite color.

After it dried, I hung eyelet curtains made a rug, a bed, and a little spool table.



Easy as pie.



Simple Little House.

30 comments:

woolanthropy said...

Your dolly house is so sweet. I want to come over and play.

Kitschen Pink said...

Happy lucky peg dolls! t.x

Angelina said...

That is such a cool dollhouse! I would have loved it when I was a girl.

EmBelISH said...

too cute

amanda button said...

adorable!!!

farawayme said...

that is so cute! love it!

PĂ©itseoga said...

what a great idea! it's so cute!

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

This is so sweet! Love it. :)

amy said...

i love it! so cute!

nancy said...

good god woman! you're incredible. that little house is genius.

Lara said...

SOooooooo cute! Can I come over and play?

Melissa said...

Fantastic!!! You are so creative, and I may have to steal your idea :)

futuregirl said...

Just like your wonderful goose egg interiors, this tiny gourd house is somewhere I'd love to live. :)

kristin said...

Dr Suess meets BitterBetty...it's perfectly wonderful!

Blakely said...

How cute!

Moody Girl said...

I love that!

zoe krylova said...

i want to live there.

Mary-Laure said...

As the Baroness asks Maria in the Sound of Music: "My dear, is there ANYTHING you can't do?"

Tricia said...

What a wonderful idea! I always wonder what to do with those fall gourds! Thank you!
Tricia

Breathing Beside Us said...

OMG!!! How Cute Is That???

Vicki said...

Amazing, amazing,amazing...I want one!!! Or better yet, I want to live in that adorable gourd house! Vicki at hollyhocks.typepad.com

Chrissie said...

incredibly creative. love it!

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Do you have suggestions as to how to dry a gourd? Just thinking I can't be the only one who hasn't a clue. :) At least I hope not. The house is fabulous!

Bitterbetty said...

I just left these in a sunny window on a tray with some other gourds... A couple didn't dry well but these did.

You can also buy the gourds already dry.

It looks like a tutorial might be a good idea for this project. I will try and get one together.

kristena marie said...

It's so cute that it's making me tear up a little!

Professional Mommy said...

So very cute! You should put these on etsy!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Just saw this on Crafty Crow and I love it...I want to move in! Great gourd use!

dj said...

saw this on "Cuteable" and boy is it ever!

jen b said...

so.very.cute.lady!

Jenn said...

My mom has been making those for years and selling them online, only she paints them. It was the first time I ever saw them (when she made them)....they are fun for kids...we love them!

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