It’s been a while since I’ve shared my work on my dollhouse stuffs! I haven’t done much to it lately because I’ve had a barrage of other ideas, but I do have a couple of things I did a while back that I never got around to posting. If you missed it, this post was originally a guest post over at Tatertots & Jello a couple of weeks ago. So without further ado, here is my tutorial for making a realistic set of lace curtains for your dollhouse!
You will need:
- Lace yardage (old lace curtains or a tablecloth will work well and can be found cheaply at thrift stores)
- Lace trim
- Bamboo skewer
- 4 pony beads
- Straight pins
- Needle & thread
Start by cutting two curtain panels to fit your window. They should each measure about 2 inches longer than you want the finished curtains to hang and at least as wide as the width of the window.
Place the panels so that they overlap slightly along the sides and place the bamboo skewer across the top.
Fold the top edge of the lace over the skewer and pin it into place.
Cut a piece of lace trim the same width as the pair of panels.
Flip the panels over so that the pinned edge is facing down. Lay the lace trim across the top of the panels and pin it into place. Carefully hand-sew along the line of pins through all three layers of lace.
To make a mounting bracket for your curtain rod, stack and glue two pony beads together as shown, with one on its side resting in the hole of the other. Repeat with a second pair of beads.
Glue the ends of the curtain rod (with the curtain on it) into the bead brackets. Be careful to make sure both brackets are glued to the rod at the same angle and make sure that the rod is trimmed to slightly wider than the window before gluing.
To hang the curtains, glue the brackets to the dollhouse wall just above the window. If desired, tie back the curtains with short lengths of ribbon. Your window is now dressed and ready to compliment the rest of your tiny decor!