Miniature Planter Box For Dollhouse

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I’ve been in the process of building a 1:12 scale dollhouse. For the front of the house I used some Victorian style windows I purchased on Amazon, however I felt they looked a little plain so I decided to make some planter boxes to sit underneath them.

I wanted to keep costs down so I went through all my scrap pieces of wood etc leftover from this dollhouse build & other projects, and I managed to find some timber moulding/skirting/trim (not sure what it’s called) that I had pulled off another dollhouse once and some bits of balsa wood which was going to work perfectly.

Skirting from an old dollhouse

I started by sanding the end of the skirting (where the white paint is) as this piece was quite rough. I had some left over craft balsa wood so I started by cutting out a strip of it and glueing it to the skirting.

Glueing a strip of balsa wood to the skirting

I the cut up little bits of balsa wood and make a “wall” on the side. I also carved a little section out of the top to allow it to sit flushed against the window frame I had.

I used a Stanley knife to cut it (balsa wood is very easy to cut), and I used liquid nail glue to glue it all together.

Once the glued had dried, I sanded all the joins until they were smooth.

I then painted it all white. I did 2 coats.

Painting it white.

Once the paint was dried I then glued it onto the dollhouse against the bottom of the window frame.

Glueing the planter box to the window

Lastly, I found some pretty little artificial flowers and I glued them into the planter box.

The windows look a lot less plain now with the planter boxes. I’m really happy with how this turned out.

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Suggested materials:

  • Balsa craft wood   (Bunnings)
  • Liquid nail glue   (Bunnings)
  • White paint   (Bunnings)
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