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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dollhouse Miniature Toy Box

This week I am altering another find from the dollar store baby shower favor aisle. When I was at the dollar store a couple of weeks ago to pick up the rattles we made the bowls out of I also grabbed some of these packages of baby blocks. As soon as I picked them up I was certain they were hollow I just wasn't sure if it would be easy to get the top off. As it turned out I think they must have been designed to have the lids removed to put something into so it was easy.

Now on to decorating them. You could of course leave them the way they come. They are really cute and in the dollhouse nursery would be adorable but I wanted to take them a step further. Since the designs are already raised they are easy to paint and have they turn out really nice. I used some nail polish that is designed for nail art so it has longer thiner brushes in the bottles. I get this at the Dollar Tree but I see it almost every where nail polish is sold. On any spots I messed up I just used a cotton swab with non-acetone nail polish remover to clean it up. Try to use the non-acetone variety since it is gentler on the the plastic the blocks are made of. The regular acetone kind tends to melt some plastics and you need to be much more careful with it.

For the blue block I just used some permanent markers, mine are made by both Sharpie and Bic but there are a lot of brands out there. If you are lucky enough to have some Pr0-Markers, Copics, or any of the other high end alcohol based markers any of them will work for this. For clean up use some isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab to erase the mistakes.

Since these are plastic I used some of my model cement to glue the pink lid onto its box at an angle.

Now both toy boxes are ready for the mini kids to do some clean up and put their toys away. 


1 comment:

  1. Very cute! Seems I just cant stay out of the dollar store! There is always something to new and fun in there! Thanks! :-)