Dollhouse Furniture from Recycled Materials
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Did you make dollhouse furniture when you were small? Maybe a sleeping bag from a sock? Check out the world of modern dollhouse accessorizing! Some adults make them as a hobby and even for a business in a world fascinated with miniatures. Check out the ingenious ways people are furnishing dollhouses with recycled materials.
Crime Scene Dollhouse Exhibit
I got the idea to make this podcast episode after visiting an exhibit at the Renwick Gallery in Washington DC called Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. The exhibit is showing until January 28, 2018. After that, you’ll need to make an appointment with the Baltimore Medical Examiner’s office to see the dollhouses.
Check out this podcast about the exhibit on Sidedoor by the Smithsonian.
Youtube Channels with Great Dollhouse Furniture from Recycled Materials
Simple Kids Crafts
Check out her washing machine that really washes clothes!
My Froggy Stuff
Her toilet is my favorite design! Check it out starting at 3:20 in this video.
The Square to Spare
Incredible musical instruments from craft sticks
Other Dollhouse Furniture and Accessories Projects Mentioned
These are my favorite projects because they make dollhouse furniture and accessories from items that can be challenging to recycle otherwise.
- Joanne’s Minis bottles from broken Christmas lights
- Vince House’s upholstered couches and chairs from plastic ice cream and coffee containers
- Va-Voom Vintage Pyrex dishes from the blister packs of medication
- Miss Cutiepie hardwood floors from craft sticks
- Shades of Tangerine boxed food from junk mail
- Doll Houses and Minis china dishes from magazine photos and foam
- Pequeñeces doll bath tub from lotion container
These sources are not necessarily using recycled materials, but are making a living designing dollhouses that are as inspiring for adults as kids.
Call of the Small by Christine Ferrara
Modern Mini Houses by Megan Hornbecker
Miniature Trend Examples
App to “miniaturize” photos – Awesome Miniature
Miniature Space – cooking show
Miniature Cusina – cooking show
My Family’s Dollhouse Adventures
- Trashmagination Pinterest Board on dollhouse furniture from recycled materials
- Crocheted beds from plastic containers from my grandmother
- Pattern to crochet your own doll beds from plastic containers
- Script for this podcast episode about dollhouse furniture and accessories from recycled materials (not a transcript but gives the main ideas)
- The Trashmagination podcast theme music is Kitchen from the Marian Circle Drum Brigade.