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!