I decided to add a feature wall in the interior hallway of the dollhouse, and I decided to try out paper quilling to create the design for the dollhouse wallpaper.
This was a removable wall, so it can be taken in and out and changed for a different wallpaper look.
The paper quilling took a LONG time to do on this one piece, so this isn’t something that I’d recommend for a large area, but it’s fun for one wall.
•Paper quilling tools and strips
•Board to glue it on (Make it the size of the wall it will cover)
I started by cutting out a piece of mat board the size of the wall and that’s what I worked on instead of doing it directly on the wall itself.
I randomly attached the shapes to the wall. This was the first time that I had done any paper quilling, so it took a few tries to get the hang of it.
I used Alene’s glue to attach the shapes to the wall, and I made the larger shapes first, then filled it in with smaller pieces.
It got to the point where I was just doing the quilled coil, then pressing it onto the wall to conform to the shapes that were there already. That way they all fit right up against each other.
Since this was supposed to be a form of dollhouse wallpaper and not just a mural or a wall design, I had to cover the whole thing, so it was important to make all the pieces fit up against each other.
Here’s the finished wall with the entire space covered with the quilling shapes:
This panel was ready to slide into the dollhouse, and I just had to figure out how to attach it.
Out came the double-sided tape again…I had to tape it to the very edge of the board because the glue that I used to attach the paper quilling to the wall made the board bend.
It did flatten out after drying and being attached to the wall, so it was fine in the end!
This was a fun project and it made a cute feature wall in the hallway of the dollhouse. If I was going to do this in a larger area, it would have taken a REALLY long time, and I’m too impatient for that.
But if you’re the kind of person who likes a challenge, paper quilling could be a fun way to make a mural or even flooring for a dollhouse.
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