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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Trash to Treasure Stair Runner

This week's Trash to Treasure project is one I have been wanting to do for a while. I just needed a dollhouse stair case to use for the video. Since both of my dollhouses have stairs that are not really easy to see I couldn't use those. I really didn't want to have to purchase a staircase without a project to use it in. Then when I dug out the dollhouse shell to do the wiring of the lamp for the wiring series I found the set of stairs just laying in the dollhouse! Yeah! I can now show you this super easy stair runner.

This is really easy and can be any style you want for your dollhouse, from modern to Victorian and anywhere in between. The ribbon I picked would be good for a modern application or maybe even an Art Deco house. I got a ribbon that is 1 ½” wide, that is about as narrow as I would recommend going, up to 2” wide is what to look for.

You can use a grosgrain like I did or a velvet ribbon would be very nice too. Again it all depends on the style of the house you are working in.

I simply cut my ribbon long enough to go from the top back edge of the top step to the base of the bottom step. Don't forget to follow all the surfaces of the steps (tops and fronts all the way down)

Next cut some strong double sided tape the same length to cover the back (I used the same carpet tape I used for installing the carpet in our roombox)

If you are certain you are never going to change out the stair runner you could glue it also. I like to keep my options open to be able to change things later.

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