I started working on my daughter's dollhouse back when Emily Henderson announced her I'm a Giant challenge last year. While the challenge ended quite anti-climatically with the only finisher in the original group being Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely, it helped motivate me to start a project that was already on my to-do list. Start being the key word. Although the main pieces are in place, I never really put the finishing touches on my daughter's dollhouse. One of the big things I've been waiting for is the perfect paper with which to cover the tiny walls of my miniature abode; here are five ideas to take inspiration from.
- Downloadable paper: I was absolutely thrilled when I saw that Ferm Living has come out with free miniature versions of their own wallpaper! They've generously included a step-by-step guide in addition to the free downloadable wallpaper. And while it's probably sized to fit their own dollhouse I'm sure that it could easily be customized for most tiny casas.
- Fine Art Paper - Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely covered the walls of her lovely dollhouse with fine art paper from Paper Source
- Wrapping Paper - This bookcase stunner from Honest to Nod was covered from head to toe in patterned wrapping paper.
- Scan + Print - Megan of Mouse House had the genius idea to scan patterns from various places (e.g. the Orla Keily pattern from her address book) and print them out! She also used wallpaper samples. So savvy and smart.
- Raid your craft cupboard - John and Sherry of Young House Love used everything and anything from their craft stash - scrapbook paper, decorative tape, and gift wrap to paper the walls of their daughter Clara's handmade dollhouse.
I've also wondered if Spoonflower would allow me to make my own custom miniature wallpaper designs. Do you have any other genius ideas or sources for wallpapering a dollhouse? I'd love to hear about them!
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