Shoebox Dollhouse

Ruby Makes...

This is quite a big make, so we’re going to post it up in three stages:

  • Making the house
  • Decorating the house
  • Furnishing the house

Everything in the house will be handmade, including the dolls. We’ve had lots of fun designing and brainstorming for this project, so we hope you will enjoy making along with us!

Making The House

You will need:

2 cardboard shoe boxes with removable lids




pva glue


white paint

a pen or pencil

  • First, select which box you are going to use for your main house – the largest box is best – and put it to one side (fig. 1)
  • We’re going to start by making a roof, which will also provide a third/attic floor for the house. Take the lid off your spare box and put to one side. Cut one end off the box (fig. 2)
  • Now cut right…

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