Making a dollhouse bed is a great way to bring some really cozy feel to your dollhouse. Today, I am going to show you how I make my beds with a relatively easy tutorial.
First, decide what size your bed needs to be. Measure length, width and height that will fit in your dollhouse bedroom.
tempered hardboard. This is a particle board sometimes used in back of inexpensive furniture. It cuts very easily even with a box cutter. But it's pretty strong.
You'll need an interior template for the headboard and footboard. I made these 1/8" smaller. These are for the tufted upholstery. So I also cut a piece of 3mm foam sheet for each and a piece of cardboard. Any cardboard will do even a cereal box.
strip of bass that are 3/16x3/16x24". The 2 headboard legs are 3 5/8" long. The 2 foot board legs are 2 5/8" long.
To top the posts I have 4 (1/4")furniture buttons. You can substitute with beads.
I used Aleen's all purpose glue to stick the headboard and footboard to the bed bottom. Let dry completely.
Next, we need to make the upholstered parts.
I use hot glue for the mattress. First I hot glue the filler to the cardboard so it won't move around too much. Then I hot glue the fabric to the back of the cardboard. flip over before you glue down to make sure the fabric is laying nicely on the filler.
I use a piece of trim on both sides of the bed to hide the area between the mattress and the bed bottom. You can use hot glue or all purpose glue.
The sheet is next. You want to make sure your fabric extends almost to the floor on the sides of the bed. For length I usually like to do 2 times the length of the bed so I have plenty of fabric to make folds and lumps with. Like a bed ready to jump in!
Pin the sheet with the folds where you want them. Then either hot glue or use fabric glue to adhere in the position you want.
Next I sewed a comforter to put at the end of the bed. It's just a rectangle. And I sewed a couple of pillows. Fill your pillows and the comforter with candle sand. The weight of the sand will make it look more like real 1:1 bedding.
That's it! You're done!
Excellent. You make it all look so simple and easy. I have seen other tutorials that make the process too complicated. I need to practice more with the painting. I need to learn the tricks of using ink pads.ReplyDelete
Cute bed, i love the colors and materials.ReplyDelete
Best Regards: Lea
Thank you so much for the great tutorial .ReplyDelete
I can use at the moment so I 'm working on a bedroom . Tips are for always good.
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Wow Caroline, I don't know how you come up with this stuff but it looks incredible! What a fantastic idea to use candle sand, I'd never thought of that! It looks adorable and definitely ready to jump into:) Thank you so much for sharing this with us!ReplyDelete
It is a lovely tutorial, thanks for sharing, you're very generous, Caroline!ReplyDelete
A big hugs :0)
Qué sencillo parece al leer tus explicaciones! A ver hasta dónde soy capaz de llegar! :)ReplyDelete
Gracias por el tuto, es una cama preciosa! :)
Maravilloso tutorial! GraciasReplyDelete
A brilliant tutorial...you always make everything look so easy :) The bed is divine! Thank you.
All the best
Una estupenda explicación. Me ha gustado lo de la arena de velas.ReplyDelete
Fantastic tutorial Caroline...simply amazing to see how it all comes together. Loving the tufted headboard with string detail and the burlap comforter looks so comfy and snuggly.ReplyDelete
Your bed looks Very Comfortable Caroline and I especially like the way that you have made it look slept in. If I were a doll I would want to climb right in! :DReplyDelete
Great tutorial, it is nice to see how you create your wonderful bedes.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your gorgeous tutorial, dear Caroline! Your bed is wonderful... Have a good week end!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic tutorial, Caroline, the bed looks wonderful, snuggly and comfy and your tips for making the bedding are great. Thanks for sharing, it's very generous of you!ReplyDelete
Oooh, so pretty! Excellent tutorial! :DReplyDelete
Thank you! Wonderful tutorial!ReplyDelete
Thank you Caroline for this superb tutorial> Your bedReplyDelete
Muchas gracias Caroline, es un tuto genial y el resultado precioso. Me encantan tus camas.ReplyDelete
Feliz fin de semana.
Beautiful bed, I love your tutorials and that they are so easy using supplies most of us have in our stash.ReplyDelete
Geweldig om te zien hoe je het maakt Caroline en zo,n mooi resultaat prachtig lieve groetjes DanielleReplyDelete
Thanks for the tutorial of this amazing bed.ReplyDelete
What an excellent tutorial! I learned tha candle sand behaves better than pillow fluff. I'm glad I took the time to read all your instructions. I truly adore all the special things you custom make with TLC. Charming! P.s. I liked your painted bikes so much I finally got around to painting one to match Brockshire cottage. And I just love that little bike. ; ) cheers luvvy!ReplyDelete
What a lovely bed! It looks very comfy. Thank you for sharing the tutorial!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the tut!ReplyDelete
Thanks for this tutorial Caroline! I always admire your lovely beds. You have once again inspired me to get cracking and make more miniatures!ReplyDelete
candle sand mmmm not sure what that is so Im guessing I best get on and find out I love making beds so cuuutteeee!!! love those beds you make thank you so much for the tutorialReplyDelete
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