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Late one night, when I should have been sleeping, I went down a dollhouse rabbit hole on the internet. There are dollhouses that look like they fell straight out of your favorite furniture showrooms. So when “Santa” delivered a dollhouse for Christmas, I had no idea who would be more excited, me or the girls. I knew this would be just the perfect project for us to work on together creating magic. I have teamed up with Cricut to show you all how we are transforming this plain dollhouse into one suitable enough for our favorite dolls. We will be pulling inspo from a few of our favorite stores like CB2, Pottery Barn, and West Elm since a lot of dollhouse furniture is very traditional in nature.
Keep in mind, we aren’t craft professionals (yet) so the things we are making are very basic in nature and you just need inspo and a desire to try out new things. A Cricut is something that should be in all of our craft closets because they are so versatile and made cutting these miniature pieces so much easier.
How to Make Dollhouse Accessories With a Cricut Maker
The Cricut Maker® made this room redo a breeze. From 3D art to home decor, jewelry, iron-on, vinyl, paper projects, and so much more the Cricut Maker® is foolproof. It can cut 300+ materials quickly and accurately, from the most delicate paper and fabric to the tough stuff like matboard and leather just by changing out the blades. On top of cutting, the Cricut Maker® has a wide range of additional tools available for scoring, engraving, debossing, and adding other decorative effects.
If you are short on inspo or ideas, use the Design Space® app for iOS®, Android™, Windows®, and Mac® for endless project ideas. But Design Space® also makes it very easy to create your own projects as well.
We are going to take this dollhouse redo, one room at a time. And because this is my first time working with a lot of these materials, I really wanted to tackle a space that would be easy, so bathroom it is.
What’s Needed to Get Started
- Cardstock Sampler, Brown Tones – 12″ x 12″,
- Cricut Maker
- StandardGrip Machine Mat, 12″ x 12″ (2 ct)
- Scoring Wheel Tip + Drive Housing
- Essential Tool Set
- Knife Blade + Drive Housing
One of the very first projects I ever did with a Cricut was to make flowers. The Design Space® app has so many beautiful flowers and plant projects already loaded that resizing was the only thing I needed to do. Both the free standing plant as well as the art palm turned out exactly as I expected using only the blade that came with the machine and the scouring wheel to make the creases more defined.
You know it’s done right when the girls see this bath mat and instantly know where it came from. They said “this is just like the mat in our bathroom.” Yep! Sure is. This one didn’t come from the project section of the Design Space® app. This was one that I created in the Design Space® app using basic shapes like rectangles and triangles. Now I’m wishing I paid more attention in geometry. But it turned out perfectly.
I used paper for these mirrors to test out the shape ect and fell in love. I want to retry this using chipboard to make them a little more substantial. Using different shapes in the Design Space® app to create this mirror was super simple. I’ve been on the hunt for one of these mirrors for my own bathroom for quite some time, finally found one I can afford
A lot of the design of this room was based on what I thought would be easier to recreate. Since a lot of the paper available has beautiful texture, I knew I wanted light fixtures with shades. These shades are literally just rectangles cut very precisely and then glued to create the shade. So thankful for the Cricut Maker because scissors would be hard to use for these intricate details. And I already have an idea for the next set of shades I make.
Using the Design Space® app to create these was such a breeze. The fonts and prints were already in the very expansive library and all I needed to do was resize everything to fit my scale of canvas found at craft stores. How perfect are these for the bathroom? The palm leaf was inspired by THIS.
Both the girls and I are so very inspired by what we were able to create in this one room using our imagination, creativity, and lots of Cricut design app templates that we can’t wait to bring you more projects for their dollhouse. I can’t wait for you to follow along with us as we decorate each room with love.
What dollhouse accessories would you like to try making with a Cricut maker? Let me know in a comment below!