Learn how to make a DIY dollhouse bathtub for your little one. Save money on doll furniture by making your own dollhouse bathroom.
Just like my tutorials for dollhouse kitchen cabinets, a dollhouse refrigerator, and a dollhouse fireplace, creativity is key to this DIY project. This is a cost-effective way to create a simple DIY dollhouse bathtub.
With a few items from your local craft store, you can make a tub for you child’s dollhouse bathroom. Dollhouse furniture is a great gift idea for your child. Or, you can make doll furniture with your child’s help – they’ll love helping create their own toys!
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My daughter’s handmade wood dollhouse sits in the corner of her pink bedroom. The white paint and light blue trim ties in well with the decor in her sweet, little girl’s bedroom. But, the inside hasn’t received any love and it’s time to build some handmade dollhouse furniture.
In the bathroom, she’s requested a bathtub, toilet, and sink. I’m hoping to tackle the toilet and sink soon, so today we’ll focus on the bathtub.
How to Make a DIY Dollhouse Bathtub
Before you begin this project, be sure to measure your dollhouse space and doll height to figure out the dimensions you’ll need for the bathtub. Then, head to your local craft store and look for suitable boxes and wood supplies!
Keep in mind that each craft store carries different unfinished wood supplies and the selection online can be spotty, at best. However, most craft stores do carry some variety of wood boxes, dowel rods, etc. The selection at our craft store offered more square boxes than rectangle boxes, so we made a soaker-tub style bathtub.
For the bathtub, you’ll want to shop for unfinished wood open boxes or bins (like this). I’ve found that most local craft stores will have at least 2-3 options in various sizes.
Dollhouse Bathroom Design
Be creative when designing decor and furniture for your child’s dollhouse! They’ll enjoy fun colors (like teal kitchen cabinets), but they’ll also enjoy having miniature versions of things found in their own home.
For my daughter’s dollhouse, we often use decor in our real home as inspiration, such as:
- the dollhouse kitchen has dark stone counters like our home’s black kitchen countertops
- the dollhouse plants are placed in African baskets just like the baskets in our eclectic bedroom
- the dollhouse wallpaper is a leftover piece from our bathroom’s jungle wallpaper
And, the bathtub is no exception. We chose to paint the faucet gold, to mimic the brass hardware throughout our home.
- Paint the bathtub with a foam brush and white craft paint.
- Create the faucet and hot/cold knobs by cutting the round dowel rods into small cylinders using the miter box.
- Paint the faucet and knobs a metallic color.
- Attach the faucet and knobs to the bathtub with hot glue.
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