I started remodeling a dollhouse, and every room is going to be removable and non-traditional, so one of them is the gnome house.
You can see how I made the walls for this room by clicking here: 3D moss walls for the gnome room
The next step after that was to install the walls and the dollhouse flooring, plus a few of the other elements, including some gnomes and the sealed gingerbread house.
I started by making a template for the floor by cutting pieces of mat board and the old flooring that I had removed for that room.
I found some scrapbooking paper at the craft store that looked like mossy ground and pebbles, so I covered the template by gluing them onto the board.
I’ll go back and add some real pebbles and more 3D elements to the room later, but this created kind of a pattern for me to use to see where things will go.
I glued the paper on using regular white glue, and it did buckle the paper a little, but it flattened out as the glue dried.
I added a curved path to create a little shape and to show where the house would end up.
I added a little fence along the path and glued it into place using some Alene’s Ultimate Multi-Surface adhesive glue.
This was definitely smelly, so if you can do this where you have good ventilation, that’s a good idea.
When the glue was dried, I added the little sealed gingerbread house and then started making some foliage.
For the trees in front and back, I used some artificial flowers that had small blossoms, and glued them to the floor in the front.
The one in the back was made by inserting a bunch of the wires into an upside-down miniature flowerpot, then covering it with artificial moss.
I added more artificial moss to the floor and then put another gingerbread house in the back since I had extra room.
I put the two teeny gnomes that I have in there, and I’ll have to make some accessories for them eventually.
If you want to watch a video of the whole process, click here:
If I was adding things directly to the dollhouse and it was going to be permanent, I would have been way more careful and planned this out.
However, using the mat board to create a removable box really does let you experiment without worrying too much about anything being hard to remove, so I would definitely recommend that, especially for beginners!
For a full tutorial on how to do that, click here to read this article: Removable Dollhouse Wallpaper
I want to add more stuff to this room eventually, but it’s fine for now and I’ll be working on a different room next.
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