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Guest Project — Make Miniature Dollhouse Drapes!

Greetings, TT&J readers!
I’m honored to be posting here on Jen’s great blog today!
My name is Rhonda, aka Mrs. Greene, which is also the name of my blog.
  I live in a wee little town in Michigan with my awesome husband and our two kitties, Merlin and Abracadabra.
I dabble in all kinds of craft disciplines, including making dollhouse miniatures. Today I am going to share with you how to make some very quick and convincingly realistic lace curtains to dress up your dollhouse windows!

You will need:
  • Lace yardage (old lace curtains or a tablecloth will work well and can be found cheaply at thrift stores)
  • Lace trim
  • Bamboo skewer
  • 4 pony beads
  • Straight pins
  • Needle & thread
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
Start by cutting two curtain panels to fit your window. They should each measure about 2 inches longer than you want the finished curtains to hang and at least as wide as the width of the window.
Place the panels so that they overlap slightly along the sides and place the bamboo skewer across the top.
Fold the top edge of the lace over the skewer and pin it into place.
Cut a piece of lace trim the same width as the pair of panels.
Flip the panels over so that the pinned edge is facing down. Lay the lace trim across the top of the panels and pin it into place. Carefully hand-sew along the line of pins through all three layers of lace.
To make a mounting bracket for your curtain rod, stack and glue two pony beads together as shown, with one on its side resting in the hole of the other. Repeat with a second pair of beads.
Glue the ends of the curtain rod (with the curtain on it) into the bead brackets. Be careful to make sure both brackets are glued to the rod at the same angle and make sure that the rod is trimmed to slightly wider than the window before gluing.
To hang the curtains, glue the brackets to the dollhouse wall just above the window. If desired, tie back the curtains with short lengths of ribbon. Your window is now dressed and ready to compliment the rest of your tiny decor!
 Wow Rhonda – that is so cool!
Whenever I think of dollhouses it reminds me of this Sesame Street segment:
I was obsessed with those teeny tiny spoons!! LOL. 
Rhonda has a really fun blog with cool projects like:
{And if you love dollhouses, Rhonda has great tutorials on making realistic model miniatures like this Cotton Candy Stand}
 Be sure to head over to Mrs. Greene for some great ideas and visit Rhonda over at Dollar Store Crafts where she helps out as well!
xoxo
PS — It’s Friday!! Time for some Crafty Inspiration. Come link up YOUR ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party tonight at 6 pm {MST}. It’s my favorite day of the week because I get to see YOUR ideas!!!
xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Hello ! I found this post while looking for cute DIY for dollhouse accessories … and I love the little curtains … I hope you don’t mind as I linked this post in on my blog today about dollhouse accessories !

  2. I heart miniatures!! So adorable!

  3. Great tutorial. Very cute! Thank you so much, also, for the trip down memory lane and the Sesame Street dollhouse video. I, too, was a little girl in the 70's and I loved to watch that little dollhouse segment way back when. I remember thinking how wonderful the house was, and that the dolls had their very own dishes and silverware and the house had a working light! And then the kitties came and made a mess of it all! Oh no! Such a cute memory. Thanks again.

  4. Thanks so much for having me, Jen! Your blog is awesome and it's an honor to be here!

  5. The Happy Acorn says:

    So cute & clever! And that Sesame Street clip was one of my very favorites when I was little, too. :)

  6. I was obsessed with those tiny spoons too! Good times! :o)

    Great curtains — looks like lace is the KEY for the right amount of drapeyness!

  7. Connie the crafterbug says:

    How adorable!

  8. Nerd Mama says:

    I love dollhouse miniatures! I am working on refinishing a play-scale dollhouse right now, and hopefully I'll soon have room for my 1/12 scale dollhouse that is currently stored with my parents. Thanks for sharing this!

  9. The Clines says:

    I LOVED that Sesame Street segment when I was a little girl (in the 70s)! Great memory!

  10. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    What a great tutorial. I bet Rhonda has lots of patience to be able to work with something so small. I've always loved dollhouses…Shirley Temple's in the Smithsonian always had me so envious when I was a little girl. ;)

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