Leather Boot Made Into Dollhouse


Ladies boot turned dollhouse,

I found a pair of vintage leather boots in the thrift store and turned them into a dollhouse! I had been wanting to do that for a long time.

To make the leather stand up on its own:
I cut one to expose the inside of the boot then I removed the lining.
Using hot glue and pieces of a cereal box I re-lined the inside.
I then covered that with thin poster board to get a flat, clean surface.
I covered the poster board with scrapbook paper first but didn't like it so I chose a vintage music book and I fell in love with that look!








The floors,
The floors are pieces of cardboard that I covered in scrapbook paper that made them look like wood. I glued each floor in with tacky glue. I  hot glued  a thin strip of cardboard under each floor that acted like a support beam while the tacky glue dried.






Now for the roof!
I made a peaked roof and edged the front of it with leather strips off that other boot. Once I got that done I really wanted a textured feel to the roof itself. I tried all sorts of ideas then I came across this old leather bible that I was saving for crafts and I had my roof! The covers, once cut from the binding, fit perfectly as if it was meant to be!









finished size: 20 inches high