We have created some curtains for the Living room to cover the patio doors in the Dolls House. We used tissue paper for the curtains and added silver stars to the curtains! We think these look fab in the living room to the Dolls House!
Starting the Curtains: We decided to do the curtains in pink tissue paper has this was the better colour to go with the Living room wallpaper. So to make these you need to have two lots to cover the door/window area. I folded them in half and in half again, and then used a hole punch to make the holes. Decorating the Curtains: I found some eyelets to cover the hole punch, to make them stronger. I then decorated the curtains with sticker silver stars to give them some extra detail – so easy to do! Making the Curtain Pole: The curtain pole and curtain side holders are a bit difficult to make, as these are very tiny to paint. I used a thin stick for the curtain pole. I measured the area first and cut the curtain pole to size. I then gave it a coat of white acrylic paint. The tricky bit is making the holders for the pole to go into so you can attach the pole to the dolls house. Making the Curtain Holders: You need to cut out two cubes to make the curtain holders. You can use thin card, I used a cereal box. As you can see from the drawing I made the curtain holders 1cm by 1cm, making a cube. On one side where the flap should be(where the pencil nib marks), you need to make a slit instead, as this will be the slot for the pole to go into. Glue the tabs and then make a cube holding it together so the PVA glue can bond and hold the cube together, these are very tiny to hold. Once the glue dries you can paint them. Again, I used white acrylic paint to match the curtain pole! Once your pole and pole holders dries you then can start putting them together. Attach the curtain pole to one side of the holder, then attach your curtains, then attach the other curtain holder. When the curtain pole and holders are ready, you then can attach them to the wall. I used PVA glue to attach the curtain pole holders to the wall. If you are still stuck and are finding it really hard to make, send me an email and I will do my best to resolve what you can’t do! Give it ago, it is real fun!
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