Make This Miniature Doll House Table And Lamp
Grab you wood-crafting parts box and crafting tools and in minutes you can have this miniature coffee table and lamps ensemble for your small dollhouse. These kid crafts are easy to make, and can fit perfectly in some room of your dollhouse.
Miniature Coffee Table and Lamp Supplies
These are very easy arts and crafts projects, and quite suitable as a kid crafts. And most children would have a blast playing with the finished products after they are constructed.
The pieces you’ll need for the table are:
- A 5/8″ dowel cap.
- A 2″ long wooden oval.
- A 1/2″ wooden square.
For each lamp, you’ll need:
- A 5/8″ diameter wooden flower pot.
- A 5/8″ diameter wooden ball with center hole.
- A 1/2″ diameter wooden ball with center hole.
- A 3/4″ to 1″ diameter wooden disc.
- A 3/8″ to 1/2″ diameter wooden disc.
- A 2 1/2″ length of 1/8″ dowel.
I get most of these parts out of wood shape assortments, like those shown at this online craft materials site: Crafting Supplies . They give me all the shapes I need, and often picking through the various shapes gives me inspiration for new craft projects.
You can find additional miniature furniture, a wishing well, and a gazebo in my book: Judy’s Easy Craft Projects.
Making the Miniature Coffee Table
Glue the wooden oval on top of the dowel cap as shown. The dowel cap makes a nice looking base for the little table.
If you want the wooden square used to decorate the center of the wood craft table to be the same color as the table, you can glue it centered on the oval now.
If you wish the square to be a different color than the table, it’s easier to paint the table first, then add the square.
Assembling a Miniature Lamp
Other than cutting the lengths of dowel, these parts are already the proper size. So construction is a simple matter of gluing them together. You may want to do the cutting yourself if working with children on the project.
For the dollhouse lamps, glue an inverted craft wooden flower pot to a 2 1/2″ length of dowel.
Then put some glue on the lower end of the dowel and run it through first the smaller wooden ball, then the larger wooden ball. Makes a rather nice looking lamp base, don’t you think?
Glue the small wooden disc to the bottom of the large wooden ball.
Finally, glue the larger wooden disc to the bottom of the lamp assembly, which makes for a stable lamp base.
Now you have a fine looking miniature dollhouse lamp, needing only paint to be ready for dollhouse play or display.
In the supplies inset, I showed two lamps. Depending upon your dollhouse or intended purpose, you may want more than one lamp also.
Decorating the Table and Lamp(s)
The lamps are simply painted in matching colors, you can use your imagination as you desire.
Combine with Other Crafts
Can’t you see the lovely ensemble of these dollhouse furniture miniatures adorning your make believe doll habitat?
If you didn’t make the love seat project, maybe you want to reconsider.