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How to Make Dollhouse Curtains and Curtain Rods

Learn how to make dollhouse curtains and curtain rods. Save money on dollhouse decor by making your own dollhouse window treatment.

If you’ve been following along, I’ve been working on my daughter’s dollhouse kitchen and living room furniture. We’ve made everything from a refrigerator to a television (tutorial coming soon!), and now it is time to finish off the rooms with DIY dollhouse curtains.

I often feel like curtains help complete a room, making it feel more finished, cozy, and refined. Well, these dollhouse window treatments did the same – adding a cozy, finishing touch to her darling little dollhouse.

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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 plants are done and I’ll tackle the lighting next, but today we’ll focus on the curtains.

How to Make DIY Dollhouse Curtains

Before you begin this project, be sure to measure the dollhouse windows to figure out the dimensions you’ll need for the curtain. Then, head to your local craft store to pick up wood dowel rods and curtain fabric.

Dollhouse Curtain 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:

And, the curtains are no exception. We chose to paint the curtain rod gold, to mimic the brass hardware in her pink bedroom.

how to make dollhouse curtains and curtain rods

How to Make Dollhouse Curtains

Yield: 2+
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make dollhouse curtains and curtain rods. Save money on dollhouse decor by making your own dollhouse window treatments.

Tools

Instructions

    1. Create the curtain rods from the round dowel rod. Use the miter box to cut the round dowel rod to size*, based on the widths of the windows. how to make dollhouse curtain rods
    2. Cut the curtain rod "brackets" from the square dowel rod. Use the miter box to cut the square dowel rod to size. how to make dollhouse curtains and curtain rods
    3. Paint the curtain rod and brackets with metallic craft paint.
    4. Determine the curtain fabric cut width. The width should be twice the necessary width (i.e. 2x the width of the window) + a seam allowance.
    5. Determine the curtain fabric cut height. The height should be the necessary height + a seam allowance + allowance for the curtain rod pocket. how to make dollhouse curtains and curtain rods
    6. Cut the fabric to size.
    7. Fold the fabric in half (by width), right-side of the fabric facing itself.
    8. Sew a hem along the bottom and side. Leave the top un-hemmed.
    9. Flip the curtain fabric right-side out.
    10. Finish the top hem and the curtain rod pocket.
    11. Slide the curtain rod into the pocket. how to make dollhouse curtains and curtain rods
    12. Hot glue the curtain rod brackets into place. how to make dollhouse curtains and curtain rods
    13. Hot glue the curtain rod above the window. how to make dollhouse curtains and curtain rods
    14. Tie twine around the curtain to gather.
    15. Screw a cup hook into the dollhouse wall, and slide the twine loop over the cup hook as a curtain pullback. how to make dollhouse curtains and curtain rods

Notes

*Make sure to make the curtain rod wider than the window frame, to allow for gathering the curtain without blocking the window.

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