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How to Make DIY Dollhouse Plants

Learn how to make DIY dollhouse plants for your little one. Save money on dollhouse decor by making your own dollhouse houseplants.

My daughter’s dollhouse kitchen and living room furniture are really coming together (we’ve made a dollhouse refrigerator, dollhouse fireplace, dollhouse curtains, and more!). Today, we’re making DIY dollhouse plants.

Houseplants literally add life to homes, bringing in touches of nature and lots of texture. Well, these dollhouse plants create the same effect in her darling little dollhouse (but don’t worry – these faux plants don’t need any water and can’t be killed).

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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 living areas, she’s requested lighting, curtains, and plants. The dollhouse curtains and curtain rods are done and I’ll tackle the lighting next. For today, we’ll focus on the houseplants.

How to Make DIY Dollhouse Plants

Before you begin this project, be sure to measure your dollhouse space and doll height to figure out the scale you’ll need for the plants. Then, head to your local craft store and look for pretty greenery and small baskets or pots.

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You might even have everything on hand. I pulled a few sprigs of greenery off of an old garland, grabbed leftover moss from a moss-covered letter wreath, and used several small baskets we didn’t use in our eclectic master bedroom.

Dollhouse Decor and Dollhouse Accessory Ideas

Be creative when designing decor 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:

And, the plants are no exception. We chose to place the plants in African baskets, just like the baskets in our eclectic bedroom.

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How to Make DIY Dollhouse Plants

Yield: 3+
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Learn how to make DIY dollhouse plants for your little one. Save money on dollhouse decor by making your own dollhouse houseplants.

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Instructions

  1. Determine the plant heights. For example, make tall house plants (like a fig or ficus tree) or make low-growing plants (such as succulents).
  2. Snip small sections from the greenery, based on the heights in step #1. Make sure to cut enough extra to be "buried" in the planter. how to make dollhouse plants
  3. Hold the greenery upright while filling the plant basket or pot with hot glue. how to make dollhouse plants
  4. Hold the greenery in place while the hot glue dries.
  5. Once the glue is dry, add another thin layer of glue.
  6. Press moss into the glue until all of the hot glue is covered. (Caution: The glue is HOT. So, press the moss carefully to avoid touching the glue directly). how to make dollhouse plants
  7. Trim excess moss for a clean look. how to make dollhouse plants

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