How To Craft a Miniature Dollhouse Bed and Lamp

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Using the inexpensive craft materials shown in the image, you can make an endearing dollhouse miniature bed and miniature lamp like that shown in the inset, and add it to your collection of dollhouse furniture.

This is an easy child craft project, but a number of steps are involved in making the bed.

Older children could make it without help, but you might need to help the younger kids, especially when using a craft knife for cutting some project materials.

The parts shown consist of:
  • A doll pin (optional).
  • A 2" wide wooden heart.
  • A 1 3/4" wide wooden heart.
  • A 1 3/4" by 2 1/2" piece of 1/8" balsa wood (optional).
  • Three wooden ovals or craft stick pieces 1 1/2" long.
  • A half-dozen 2 1/2" long craft sticks.
  • A 1/8" wooden dowel.
  • A 5/8" wooden candle cup.
  • A 5/8" wooden flower pot.
  • Doll pins, balsa wood, wood craft shapes, craft adhesives and other construction materials are all available craft material stores (for wooden ovals, look for wood shapes):

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    This little bed goes perfectly in the Doll House project.

    You may also want to consider the compatible sized miniature furniture, wishing well, and miniature gazebo featured in my book: Judy's Easy Craft Projects.

    Making the Bed, Step One

    It takes a number of steps to construct the miniature dollhouse bed, though the steps are simple.

    Cut off about 1/4" of the points of the wood shape hearts.

    Cut two 1" lengths of wooden dowel, and glue across the width of the hearts as shown, about 1/2" from the flat ends of the trimmed hearts.

    Glue the wood craft ovals across the back of four aligned craft sticks.

    Cut off the excess length of the ovals if they extend past the craft sticks.

    Making the Bed, Step Two

    Glue the craft stick assembly between the hearts (head boards), resting on the lengths of wooden dowel.

    Note that the ovals used for holding the craft sticks together face the pointed end of the hearts.

    Glue a craft stick on each side of the miniature dollhouse bed to make side boards (only one is shown here).

    Be sure the sideboards don't extend above the base of the dollhouse bed.

    Finishing the Bed and Lamp

    The image above shows the constructed furniture miniatures.

    The lamp is just a 1 1/2" length of wooden dowel glued to an inverted candle cup (the base) and the wooden craft flower pot (the lamp shade).

    A 1/8" layer of balsa wood can be glued on top of the bed base to give more of a mattress look as an option.

    As another option, one leg of the doll pin can be cut off to the width of the bed and glued on to make a pillow shape.

    Now you have a completed set of furniture miniatures perfect for any small doll house.

    Finishing the Bed and Lamp

    All that's left to do is decorate the bed and lamp as you desire.

    In this example I used paint for the basic decoration, and a bit of gold fringe to fancy up the pillow, the base of the bed, and the lamp base.