Saturday, June 15, 2013

Miniature Paper Kitchen Furnishings for Your Paper Dolls

      Three pieces of kitchen furniture for paper dolls from 1911 are being published this week. You may color them before cutting them out, according to your own taste, but naturally the stove should be dark gray or black. The other two pieces are a table and a chair, which will look well if colored yellow or white and blue. The table may have a white top with blue supports.
      Paste the entire sheet of furniture on letter paper so that the different pieces will be stiff enough to stand up. Then cut out each piece neatly by the arrows. Cut the straight slits, which you see, into which are to be thrust the tabs. The slits are most easily cut with a knife. When this has been done thrust the tabs through these slits and paste them down.
      If you did not make the box apartment as described in this series of publications, you may wish to display the pieces in a separate cardboard display measuring at least eight inches long, seven inches wide-and four inches high. the floor may be stained a dark brown or painted yellow, which is a good color for a kitchen floor of during the time for which the furniture designs were common in an American home. The walls may be colored in any tint that you prefer. The floor may have a square or oval of colored paper pasted in the middle of the floor representing a rug. Cut a window in one wall and a door in another and take one of the long walls away and the top off, as then the furniture will be more easily placed and the scene conveniently played with.

Designing Doll House Interiors:

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