recycle project no. 9 - doll house

Many of us are going to be inundated with cardboard boxes over the holidays or you have them already. Save them and you can tackle a project like this. A parking garage would be great for a little boy. I can see it my head already with several floors and ramps.

This project is still very much a work in progress. I will be adding some touches of color with paper but I really want to keep it simple (you know me - what else is new). The house is about 17" tall and is made out of chipboard that I had leftover from a previous project. I'll post it in all its humble glory when I'm done. Oops... I forgot to take photos of the process.

Rainy day = poor lighting - This is the best shot I have. The clips are there because it was still drying at the time. The house is all dry now and the glue isn't visible.

As far as this project is concerned you're probably wondering why I didn't save it for Christmas. Well I don't know the answer to that one. Call it a spur of the moment-need to entertain daughter (and mom)-project.

Today the kids have also been outside playing with several of our neighbors. They've all been drawing on our drive-way (guess who provides drawing materials/chalk?), racing cars and proving Mom wrong by showing off how Legos do float in puddles (provided by today's on-again off-again rain).

I probably won't be posting for the rest of the week so I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of it. To those of you who celebrate the upcoming holiday like we do - Happy Thanksgiving! Until next week!


  1. What kind of glue do you use? Just regular white or something more sturdy?

    That is beautiful, BTW, in all its simple glory.

  2. I love that dollhouse idea, even for a boy. Thank you!

  3. Once again.... What a great idea!!! I have a little daughter and this would be perfect for her. Thankyou for the inspiration.


  4. Just came to you via Angry Chicken, and what a fun blog you have! Love all your recycling ideas! Cheers.

  5. You're right Mary Beth - there's no reason why a boy wouldn't have fun with a little house too!

    Welcome Jodie and Liesl. Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

  6. Oh my gosh! My sister and I used to play with cars and chalk when we were little too... it's fun to see other kids doing it now.

  7. This is such a great idea! I really hope you post follow-up pictures. I'd love to see how it turns out.