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How to Make a DIY Dollhouse Kitchen

Learn how to make a DIY Dollhouse Kitchen for your little one. Save money on dollhouse furniture by making your own wood dollhouse kitchen.

Creativity is key to this DIY project.  If you already have a dollhouse, then this is a cost-effective way to create the perfect dollhouse kitchen. Later, you can use your creativity and this tutorial to create more rooms in the house. 

With a few items from your local craft store, a little creativity, and a lot of fun, you can create a DIY dollhouse kitchen that your little one will love. Dollhouses are the perfect gift that you and your child can work together on.

DIY Dollhouse Kitchen easy tutorial

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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.

Let’s start with the kitchen. It is the heart of the home, after all!

How to Make a DIY Dollhouse Kitchen

Before you begin this dollhouse kitchen, be sure to measure your dollhouse space and doll height to figure out the dimensions you’ll need for the cabinets and counters. Then, head to your local craft store and look for suitable boxes and wood supplies! 

Supplies

Tools

Instructions

1. Create the Kitchen Counter Shape

First, use wood boxes to create a counter shape. Using the hot glue gun to glue the wood boxes together. 

2. Paint the Kitchen Cabinets

Next, paint the cabinetry with the craft paint color of your choice. We chose a deep teal blue that coordinated with the dollhouse wallpaper.

3. Make the Countertop

Using the Ruler and utility knife, cut the thin balsa wood planks into a countertop shape. Then, paint the countertop color. 

We chose gray counters to represent a stone countertop (a nod to our kitchen’s black countertops).

4. Cut and Assemble Cabinet Doors

Using your ruler and utility knife cut different size balsa wood planks into cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Glue them to the cabinets and paint them the same color as the cabinets. 

5. Create and Attach the Hardware

Next, use the miter box to cut the round dowel rods into small cylinders for the cabinet door hardware. Paint them a metallic color and hot glue them to the cabinet doors. 

6. Paint and Attach the Sink

Grab a flat wood oval and paint it a sink color. We chose white paint to represent a farmhouse-style sink. Then, glue it to the countertop. 

7. Cut and Assemble the Faucet

Cut 2 square dowel rod pieces for the faucet’s rise and reach. Then cut 1 round dowel rod piece for the faucet spout. Paint the pieces in metallic color (we chose gold as a nod to our brass kitchen faucet) and assemble the faucet with glue. Once assembled, glue it to the countertop.

Similarly, cut 2 round dowel rod pieces for the hot and cold knobs, paint, and attach to the counter.

DIY Dollhouse Kitchen

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, wood circles/ovals, dowel rods, etc. 

Once you’ve finished the kitchen, use what you’ve learned from this tutorial to create all the rooms in the dollhouse. This is a great DIY project to do together with your kiddo. Let them pick colors and help you glue the pieces together. 

DIY Dollhouse kitchen cabinets

How to Make Kitchen Cabinets for a Dollhouse

Yield: 1
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make a DIY Dollhouse Kitchen for your little one. Save money on dollhouse furniture by making your own wood dollhouse kitchen.

Materials

  • Small Wood Trays or Boxes
  • Thin Balsa Wood Sheets/Planks
  • Round Wood Dowel Rods
  • Square Wood Dowel Rods
  • Flat Wood Ovals
  • Craft Paints (Cabinetry, Counter, Sink)
  • Metallic Craft Paint

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Miter Box
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Utility knife

Instructions

    1. Create the kitchen counter shape by gluing together wood boxes. Painting the cabinets with craft paint. wood trays to make dollhouse kitchen cabinets
    2. Make the countertop by cutting thin balsa wood planks into a countertop shape and gluing it to the cabinets. Paint the counter with craft paint. balsa wood and wood trays to make dollhouse kitchen cabinets
    3. Cut the cabinet doors using balsa wood planks and hot glue them to the cabinets. Paint the doors the same color as the cabinets. diy dollhouse kitchen cabinets from balsa wood
    4. Create the hardware for the cabinet doors by cutting the round dowel rods into small cylinders. Paint the hardware a metallic color. Attach them to the cabinet door with hot glue. diy dollhouse kitchen cabinet hardware from wood dowels
    5. To make the sink, paint a wood oval and glue it to the countertop.
    6. Create the faucet using two square dowel rod pieces for the rise and reach. Then attach a small round dowel rod piece for the spout. Paint the pieces and assemble the faucet with glue. Dollhouse Kitchen Sink and Dollhouse Faucet DIY
    7. To make the hot and cold knobs, use two round dowel rod pieces. Paint them and attach with glue. cropped-diy-dollhouse-kitchen-10.jpg

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