DIY Dollhouse trellis and molding
When I first started the dollhouse renovation I picked up random things that I thought I’d need for making miniatures.
Little did I know at the time that these wooden kraft sticks would have so many uses! My latest use was designing and building a trellis for the front porch and installing molding into the living room. These are sturdy yet soft enough to cut with a strong pair of scissors without splintering.
After I cut the pieces I use an emery board to smooth the cut edges.
Dollhouse Trellis instructions
- To make sure that the trellis is squared draw a grid on a piece of paper.
- Oh . . if you want to paint the trellis do this before you start laying out the sticks
- Measure the area where the trellis will hang and cut 3 vertical pieces and enough horizontal pieces to fit.
- To prevent movement of the sticks while you are working, use a doubled over piece of tape to secure each stick to the working surface.
- Layout the vertical pieces. Then glue and layout the horizontal pieces, spacing evenly.
- Let dry, turn over and glue the middle vertical stick.
Below is the finished trellis that I glued to the inside of the porch. As you can see, I have more work to do!
Dollhouse floor and ceiling molding
I used the Skinny Sticks again for the dollhouse molding. Before I started I realized that I never painted the ceilings and they looked horrible! What a difference a clean ceiling and small details make. Here’s a before and after:
The next project is installing the door trim.