Tutorial: Dollhouse Charcoal Grill
19 April 2013 31,688 views 15 Comments
Hello there! I'm Lindsey from toddlindsey.com. (I know, how original, right?) I'm an art teacher that spends ALL my free time crafting, cooking, baking, making miniatures and in general, just detoxing myself from kids and school. I love the creative process of making. Anything. I especially love when that process results in food. Or really beautiful things. Or cute things.
I guess I should share who Todd is, since he is the other part of our blog name. :) Todd is my very outgoing, comic-loving husband of a little over one year. Todd and I have three children... I mean pets. Lily and Jose are cats and Banner is our beagle! They all turned six at the beginning of the year. (No, that's not a coincidence; I just made all their birthdays at the same time for the sake of my sanity... Can I do that for our future kids?)
Feel free to visit us at toddlindsey.com for easy and yummy recipes, DIY home decor, room reveals, dollhouse miniatures and more!
Now on to the mini stuff.
I am SUPER excited to share this tutorial with you!!! Summer is just around the corner and I am sure your mini people (*ahem* dolls) are just wishing they had a nice charcoal BBQ grill.
And the best part? This grill is really cheap to make! Check out the materials list. I had most of the stuff laying around. The only item I had to purchase was the toy container. If you need to go out and buy any of these materials, check your local dollar store first.
- Plastic container from candy/toy machine, on hand or $0.25
- Black paint, on hand
- Pet toenail clippers or cutters for dowel rods, on hand
- Dowel rods or thick cocktail skewers, on hand or $1
- Silver metallic sharpie or silver paint, on hand
- Black foam, on hand or $1
- String, on hand
- White paint, on hand
- Aluminum screening or toothpicks, on hand or $1 and up
- Hot glue, on hand
- Paper clip or silver wire, on hand
- Wire cutters, on hand
- Wooden beads, on hand
- Disposable aluminum serving ware or silver cardstock, on hand
- Nail file or sandpaper, on hand
- Ultra or extra fine black sharpie, on hand
- Pin/needle tool, on hand
Total: Free and up!
Let's get started!
Ta-da! Now your dollhouse is ready for summer! I just can't wait to get my hands on some polymer clay to make some mini hotdogs and burgers! :)
Thanks for reading through this tutorial. If you enjoyed it, come check out our blog! We have quite a few dollhouse DIYs along with some other dollar store/pocket friendly crafts.
I look forward to having you visit toddlindsey.com soon!Full disclosure policy.