Hi guys! Today I wanted to share a dollar store tutorial with you that I found useful in creating doll room backdrops.
Awhile back, I made a 3-in-1 doll room play background that had 4 different play options. Don’t get me wrong, these doll rooms see a lot of play, but it is nice to have even more options, especially for photo shoots. We created a classroom backdrop for our doll school in much the same way.
There is an amazing tutorial over at Green&Gorgeous if you would like to make a collapsible doll room, and I’ll tell ya, we will probably be making some of these in the future, but for now all I really wanted were some suitable backdrops at a reasonable price.
And what’s more reasonable than the dollar store right? 🙂
Here is what you need:
A tri-fold science project board
Contact paper or drawer liner
Window printouts, wainscoting or other “wall decor”
I found our tri-fold boards at the dollar store. They are smaller than the regular sized project boards needed to make an actual doll room, but for my purposes, they were perfect. At $1.25 a piece, they were a steal. I promptly bought four.
We bought some pretty drawer liner from the dollar store as well. It works very well for wallpaper.
Now, our tri-fold boards were a tad too tall, so I had to trim them down. I was left with a height of 25″ which I find to be the perfect height for a doll space.
Next, I cut off one of the sides and attached it to the other side with packing tape.
What you should end up with is this:
To put the contact paper on, just remove the backing as you go.
You can cover the entire thing with contact paper or you can create different looks. For this one, I chose to cover part of the board with paper.
Then I found some printable wainscoting online and used that for the bottom half. I printed out five sheets of wainscoting, and stuck them on there with hot glue and tape.
I made two backdrops so far. I didn’t worry about cutting down the black and white one, so it’s taller. If you want, you can make the boards double sided by creating another room on the back. I just used a carpet mat for the bedroom floor.
Here are some close up pics of the first room. I decided to feature Rebecca today as her birthday is coming up right away. I found the gorgeous little wicker bassinet for the mini dolls at a thrift store. ❤
I made all the bedding as well as Rebecca’s Monster High pajamas.
The little guitar was a find from the Dollar Tree.
Here are some pics of the second room we made. I was thinking that this one could be used as a dining area, but for now I just used this cute little bench that we found at a thrift store.
I know that Easter is over, but I just love this little tree. 🙂 ❤
Rebecca is lounging in the sunroom with her kitten named Patch.
I added a wide ribbon to Rebecca’s dress for a pop of colour. It works nicely as a sash. I just pinned it on there for now.
Now you have some rooms that you can set up however you like! 🙂
Happy Birthday Rebecca!!