Gbear has a this big friggin dollhouse that we've been slowly but surely filling with various tiny furnishings (that's part of the fun). I overheard her telling her cousin how cool it would be to have a big picture of some cats hanging on the wall in there, so I thought I'd make her one.
Of course, it's not actually that hard or expensive to buy pre-made dollhouse furnishings. Her house has a couple of these little empty dollhouse picture frames, which you can get on Etsy for like 4 bucks. I filled them with Blythe avatars of Gbear and her cousin that I printed off the computer, since those two play in this thing together constantly.
Pretty close, right?
And she has a straight-up doll sized still life in her little living room. The whole place also has a lot of random picture cabochons from necklaces I don't wear anymore.
And of course, the occasional kitchen shelf made from one half of a laundry pin.
But no cat picture! So I took matters into my own hands and made her a framed picture myself. Okay so here's what you need:
1 small picture of something cool
1 piece of firm cardboard
1 junk jewelry chain
some rubber cement
some hot glue
1: Instead of cardboard, I actually used a debit card that expired five years ago but MC still inexplicably owns. Anyway, trim it to the size you want your dollhouse wall picture.
2: Cut the picture so it matches the dimensions of the card or cardboard. Rubber cement it on there.
3. Cut the junk jewelry chain to the lengths of the card's edges. I used a plain old pair of scissors, but use needle nosed pliers if it's really tough. If the links in your chain are big, trim the picture so you don't get too much of a gap.
4. Use a thin little line of hot glue to attach the chain to the edges of the picture.
5. Attach it to your dollhouse wall using poster tack.
The above room has since been floored with linoleum samples, of which we have so, so many.
That's it! Gbear and her cousin actually play together with this thing so much that they each have their own standing bedrooms for their dolls. Her cousin's favorite animal is the giraffe, so I made her one too. :)