Milk Carton DollHouse

I love handmade toys, they contain love, creativity and imagination.

My daughter was playing with these toys when I noticed that she was playing with her shoes box pretending it was a house.

It inspired me to make her a few dollhouses.I decided to experiment, one of them is made with acrylic paint and the other by gluing coloured paper on the Milk Carton.

Here’s what you need to do:

Wash very well your carton.

In order to be able to paint the surface of the carton you need to paint it with white Gesso paint ( tip from a painter ).They also sell Gesso in various colours.

You will need:

  • Milk Cartons

  • Coloured Paper

  • Glue

  • Washi Tape

  • White Gesso

  • Acrylic paint

  • Paper cutter

milk carton house
milk carton house
milk carton house
milk carton house

Paint your paper carton.

In order to make the windows / doors you need to cello tape the areas where you want them and then apply the Gesso.

After you apply the Gesso 1-3 coats you’ll be able to paint your carton with the color of your choice.

Yellow Paper Carton

This is a bit easier, just cut your paper to the size of your carton and glue it on your carton(I did the same thing with the box below).

I painted the upper space of the carton white.

milk carton house
milk carton house

Use a paper cutter to make a door for your house, decorate with washi tape.

Use scrapbook paper to decorate( I made a heart and some circles).

To make the upper floor fill the space with paper and glue a coloured piece of paper over.

milk carton house
milk carton house

Finally use a hot glue gun to glue all the houses together.

My daughter loved it and she’s been playing with it all day, she has a Doll's house however now she prefers this and she keeps on saying mommy mommy (meaning mommy did this) which makes me extra proud!

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