Decorating my daughter’s dollhouse for Christmas has become a bit of a tradition. It started with a single Christmas tree in the living room, and, over the past couple of years, I’ve added more and more festive holiday décor.
Many of her dollhouse furnishings are simple hand-made and repurposed items, and the Christmas decorations are no exception. In fact, it’s easy to give a holiday update to a dollhouse with very little expense. Here are a couple of ideas I’ve incorporated into Jenna’s dollhouse:
Things to Make
My daughter loves to draw, so I enlisted her help in creating a Christmas-themed gallery wall for the living room. She chose to draw a reindeer, a snowflake, Santa, a gingerbread man and a snowman.
For the tiny Christmas tree ornaments, I used a paper punch to cut circles out of decorative paper and applied it to the tree with a glue gun. It’s a little messy, but very easy.
Things to Repurpose
Many items you likely have on hand during the holidays can be repurposed into toys, decorations and furnishings for a dollhouse. For example, decorative paper napkins make great blankets, rugs and wall décor. I also looked to our own Christmas tree for inspiration and found a silver sleigh perfectly scaled to her dolls.
Decorating Jenna’s dollhouse has become a fun holiday tradition, one I hope we’ll continue for many years.
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