A week or two ago, I found some totally adorable charms that were 50% off at Hobby Lobby. I immediately thought that they would make perfect dollhouse accessories!
For the dollhouse mailbox, I used an envelope charm. I cut off the metal side loops with wire cutters and filed the sharp edges down with a nail file. I attached it to the side of the house with some sticky tack. I love how it opens and closes! Now I just need to make some cute mail and packages. :)
I did the same thing for the globe and binoculars. I cut off the metal loops with a wire cutter and filed the sharp edges with a nail file. The globe actually spins! It's so much fun!
I opted to leave the metal loop on this charm box to act as a handle. I also left the loop on the key as a key ring. The lid opens and closes and has a magnet inside to keep it shut.
Lastly, I picked up this charm for only a buck! I kept the metal loops on the sides and threaded thin ribbon through each loop. I glued each ribbon end in place with a drop of contact cement for an instant opening purse. I plan on making a hall tree or hooks near the door or stairway to hang it on.
I love how easy these accessories were! If you liked these ideas, I hope you will check out our other dollhouse tutorials under the DIY & Archives page at the top.
Have you found any good dollhouse finds lately?