Thursday, August 7, 2014

Homemade Dollhouse Door

Come on in, the door's open!

I'm so excited to show you all the door, the doorknob and little keyhole, lol I don't have a video for this week. I want to add another part to the video before I upload it. So this update is just pictures.

I used 8 jumbo craft sticks, 4 per side and 2 coffee stir sticks to make the door itself. I used old fancy but used hinges that I've had for a couple years now. They were all beat up and bent but I fix them up and painted them black and I was happy to finally use them for something!

I carefully carved out a little hole for the keyhole. I say carefully because this wood easily splits so I went as slow as possible!  I cut
and painted a piece of egg carton for the doorknob plate and used 2 beads for the knobs. I wanted it to be somewhat realistic so I also carved a small dent along the side of the door and dropped a tiny metal bead in it for the door latch. Added a bit of paint and glue around the latch and it looks great!

I can look through that tiny keyhole and see what's on the other side!

I know the doorknob looks a bit far from the edge of the door but it has to be there because the bark on the house would cover the knob otherwise.

There's still more to be done on the door. I want to add a knocker but not just any knocker, I want to find something unique!

If you missed any of the updates to this Tree Stump House click here.

Stay tuned for the video!


  1. such a beautiful job!! love it! thanks for sharing this :-)

  2. Donna Elizabeth in AlabamaAugust 7, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    So cute! And, I love the keyhole! You are inspiring me to make a "tree" house of my own. ~ Donna E. =)

    1. thanks Donna!
      I'm so happy to hear that and I hope you do :)


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