t1is014 ~ Victorian Dollhouse
for a Doll's House

Tools for Assembling Paper Mini’s Kit

  • Metal straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler. See the on-line tutorial for “Ann’s Tool Box”.
  • White craft glue that is a “quick grab” “clear dry” type of glue and glue stick. Bonds that are harder to position, you will use the glue stick.
  • Tweezers, cotton tipped swab, small artist brush, X-acto knife, small good embroidery scissors, aluminum foil to squeeze work glue onto and use as a work surface.
Glue Tab A to front of house. Glue Tab B to front of house for one long piece for house exterior. Use the white “quick grab” glue for all bond except where otherwise indicated.

If you are unsure of yourself and want a practice piece first, merely trace the unit on plain paper before cutting pieces. Make a practice unit with the plain trace.
 

  
 
Fold dollhouse pieces at all fold lines including all the tabs. Fold front edge of beige Persian carpet and glue in place on blank side.

 
Take beige “copyright” panel and glue to bottom of beige carpet. Use a glue stick for this bond. The beige panel is the bottom of the finished house.

 
Glue bottom room’s ceiling to top room’s floor (blank sides together). Use a glue stick for this bond.

   
Glue the back walls of the 1st and 2nd floors to the shell of the house. Use a glue stick for this bond.

 
Glue the edging of the top room’s ceiling to its blank side (its blue). This gives the top floor ceiling a finished edge like the one you did for the bottom floor.

 
Place a layer of glue to all four ceiling/floor tabs (blank side) found on the left side. Line up the bottom room’s floor with the bottom edge of the house’s outer shell. Do the same with the top room’s ceiling.

 
Slip the two interior side walls into the rooms slightly to make sure the middle floor is lined up properly. Don’t push the side walls all the way in, because you may not get them back out. But you don’t want crooked floors with the glue drying for you can’t reposition this glue type. Bring the interior side walls back out. Press down on all 4 tabs with tweezers.

 


 
Place glue on the blank sides of the two interior side walls and push into place inside the house. Use the tweezers or cotton swab to press down edges.

 
Repeat the last 3 steps for the right side of the house.

 
View of both rooms completed.

 
The eaves are on all four sides of the roof. Use a straight edge ruler and fold the eaves down and glue to blank side of the roof.

 
Place glue liberally to the tabs found at the top of the side walls. Also place a line of glue along the top edge of the house front and back. The roof will rest on these edges. Gingerly position the roof onto the glue and work at keeping it securely on the house until the glue is completely dry.

 
Fold chimney at fold lines. Take the chimney and glue down 4 red edging tabs. Glue side tab to blank side of chimney shaft.

 
Fold the two tan colored tabs found at the base of a chimney. Apply glue to the tan surface and place chimney to roof top. Align it with the top of the left dormer window.
Repeat for second chimney and align it with the top of the right dormer window.
 

 
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