Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A touch of Provence: French Stone and Stucco Cottage Dollhouse Tile Roof

I am working on a Terra Cotta tile roof for this dollhouse. I want a really rustic roof. So the perfect plastic Spanish tiles from the dollhouse shop wasn't gonna do it. So I tried using the pine shingles.
First, I soaked the pine shingles in a orange water bath.
Then I used the hot tip of the glue gun to shape the tiles into a dome shape.
I set the tile with some hot glue inside to make sure they keep their shape.
Next, I loaded the tile with plaster.
I glued a strip of scalloped cardboard on the edge of the roof to support the first row of tiles. And I put plaster behind it for even more support.
We'll see how this turns out!


  1. Interesting technique. I am curious to see the final results!
    Are you removing the excess plaster while it is still wet?

  2. very clever!!! I can't wait to see the finished result :)

  3. Awesome technique. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. Excellent solution.....You are the female version of McGiver......even better!!

    xox Rella