Carpet, decorative paper, decorative fabric, etc. (all optional)
Build a dollhouse? Who would want to? Okay, it’s true that it’s a passion for some people who work with wood. But for the average person, it’s entirely too much trouble, and way too expensive. Why would anyone bother when so many different dollhouses can be made from common things? In fact, one dollhouse is made from a couple of large wooden blocks; another is created when you give your child an old sewing machine cabinet. But one of the quickest dollhouses that you can make is done when you set an old aquarium on a low table. The unusual dollhouse features a large window where visitors can peek in to see how the tiny family is doing.
The last of the fish passed a long time ago? Well, it’s a good thing that you didn’t get rid of the aquarium. It’ll make a nice dollhouse for your girl. The best aquarium is one that is rectangular and large – but not gigantic. The pump, rocks, and other things, should all be removed, and the dollhouse should be ultra clean. Set the cool dollhouse on a low table, such as a coffee table or night stand. With the aquarium in place, the dollhouse is finished, and all that’s left to do is to furnish it. That was really fast, wasn’t it?
Opt for an interior design that’s one room, done without sectioning, or create sectioned rooms. Walls can be made from cardboard, covered in cloth or paper, or can be made out of thin wood. Clear tape is sufficient to hold the panels in place. Section off a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom, and at least one bedroom. Create a sunning area by laying a piece of wood over half of the top of the aquarium and setting up patio furniture and lounge chairs.
The aquarium dollhouse can be as simplistic as setting it on a table and furnishing it. Or, it can be made into something more spectacular by doing easy decorating projects. For example, many aquariums feature a scene on the back glass, and you can do that, too. Cut a picture from a magazine, just glue on scrapbook paper to use as wallpaper, or purchase cloth that has a scene on it, and glue it on the inside of the back glass – and on the side glass panels, if desired.
There are different dollhouses for different people. If you’re someone who is running low on time and money, take that old aquarium out of the attic. It will make some little girl – and a doll family – very happy,with its see-through design and simplistic setup.