A Doll House is a great Gift for your little Girl!
A Doll house is an ideal gift for children but with the hobby picking up speed, people of all ages are getting drawn to this wonderful world. Making a doll house has slowly turned into one of the most popular hobbies, what with the emphasis on design & creativity while also allowing you to work with your hands. So if you are looking to have a hobby that's well rounded and takes care of all aspects that a hobby should address, doll houses are just the thing for you.
There are two ways you can be involved with doll houses.
The first is to collect them in their many styles, designs and patterns. There are many manufacturers of doll houses, some private and others commercial establishments. In either case, you will find a lot of variety when picking doll houses made of wood, plastic and even cardboard.
Collecting Doll Houses
Your choice of doll houses, when collecting, begins with the material that you want it to be made of. Once you have that, your next step is to pick the design and the style of architecture - you can choose from regular, everyday designs or from classics such as doll houses with Victorian, Colonial or other forms of architectural designs.
Flea markets and antique stores are a good place to get some old and interesting doll houses but you need to try and get a good bargain, something you are more likely to get at the former. You can also pick up something from garage sales with people giving away their old stuff, however picking something valuable may not be always possible in such cases.
Toy & hobby stores are always there, as places where you can easily get a lot of variety in doll houses. The only drawback is that unless you are actually buying a limited edition doll house, there will be thousands of others, just like yours, sold around the world.
Never be afraid to pick up slightly busted up version of the doll house because not only do you get these for an amazing discount, you will also be able to perform minor repairs, and when repaired well, they will be as good, in value, as brand new doll houses.
Build a Doll House
The second way to involve yourself with doll houses, as a hobby, is to create them from kits or from materials bought separately. Kits are ideal for people who are just starting off in the hobby, making the entire process simpler by providing everything in pre-cut shapes, only to be put together. There are detailed sets of instructions that help you put your doll house together, ensuring that there is enough work but not too much to throw you off it, at the same time.
If you are looking for something a bit more challenging, you can build your own doll house with the materials and tools, but not with a kit. This means that you will need to create a blueprint, or pick one off of the Internet; buy the materials from hobby stores and then get all the tools required to cut, shape and put things together.
You can make a doll house using cardboard and plastic bookshelves by simply the shelves as floors for your doll house. Cut out pieces of cardboard with scissors and paste them on the bookshelf to create the walls. Now, paste wallpapers or bits and pieces of gift wraps to cover the walls and ceilings. This is one of the simplest ways of making a doll house and one that doesn't take too much effort or time. If you are looking to build something classier, turn to wood.
After buying wood according to your choice, cut out pieces to create the walls. Now, nail pieces to top and bottom of the formerly made wooden walls, to create ceiling and floor. Use more wood pieces to make floors in between and partitions of the rooms. After pasting wallpapers, you are almost ready and the only thing remaining is to decorate your creation.
You can decorate your doll house with furniture and the variety is absolutely incredible. You can add furniture according to the various rooms or choose something fancier like disco ball lights, chandeliers, modern gadgets such as ringing doorbells, toilets that flush as well as working fireplaces, to decorate your doll house.
Whether you are looking for a hobby for yourself or looking to spend some time with your children, there is absolutely no doubt that you will have loads of fun with your doll house hobby.