Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gothic Style

Shelf Units You Can Make 
for Your 1:6 Dolls

One of 3 shelf units made for the Halloween Haunt Shoppe

This is what you will need:
1. Empty Food Boxes
2. Scissors                 
3. Glue                      
4. Marking Pen         
5. Ruler                      

Cut the ends off of the box.

Using a ruler or straight edge mark even lines across the box.

Cut the box on the lines.  
If you want all of the shelves to be even, cut only even slices. 
On this box  I chose to leave the bottom one wider than the others.

Turn your pieces as shown and glue one to the other.

Now that the glue is dry, it will look something like this.
Cut 2 sides and glue them on one at a time. 
I let mine dry in between so they I am not fighting to keep it straight.

Next get a larger piece of cardboard box.  I used a Cheerios box panel.
Put your shelf unit on top and draw a line around the unit.

Remove the unit and create the design you want to have around the box.

Cut it out.

Glue the shelf unit to the backing board.

If you want feet like mine, make two more measured strips of cardboard.
Divide them in thirds, with a 4th section that will be used to glue
it into a triangle. Cut them out and bend on the measured lines.

Put glue on the short flap and glue it to the inside making your triangle feet.

Glue them on the base.

Let everything dry completely.

Paint with acrylic paints.  
I painted mine black, but yours can be any color you like.

Here is my set of 3.  You can see the variations.

Short shelf next to Monster High doll- she is about 10 inches tall.

I am working on the interior of the Halloween Haunt Shoppe.
This is where I am at today. 

Have some fun making something new for your dolls!
Cheers, PB