Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dollhouse Roof line

The haunted doll house is coming along slowly.  I have completed the siding on the first floor and part of the second floor.  I had to stop there to complete the roof line.  Here is a picture of the cardboard roof extensions.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Doll House Siding

I am finally finished with the paper mache and it is time to put siding on the house.  I took a ton of Card Stock paper and ran it through a paper shredder to make my siding.  It is actually a little smaller than I would prefer, but it is cheap and will still look really neat.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Building a Haunted Doll House

I was never that into doll houses when I was a kid, but after seeing some of the haunted doll houses people are doing I changed my mind.  I have seen many neat doll houses that were repainted and turned into haunted doll houses.  That is a quick way to go, however, if I really want to get into decorating this thing I need to get the right scale and do it correctly the first time.  I knew I wanted 1:12 scale.  This means one inch in doll land is equal to one foot in the real world.  This is the scale most collectable doll furniture will be in.  Once I started looking for that scale of doll house I realized they were really big bucks.  No problem, I will just make my own.

This is the journey of building my dream haunted doll house:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Columns out of soda boxes

I drink a lot of soda and so I throw away a ton of soda boxes.  I was thinking that I should come up with some way to use them as a prop.  So one day I started playing with them and came up with an idea for entrance columns to our Haunted Hotel. 

Here is how I made them: