Barbie Dollhouse Plans

Use these barbie dollhouse plans to make your own Barbie dollhouse for that special someone.

Children have been playing with doll houses for the past 200 years. Most were made of wood, but by 1900, toy makers began making doll houses from paper. Children could also build their own doll house with building blocks such as a set of the Happi Time miniature rubber bricks.

Most of the doll house and furniture plans that are available online are miniatures and would not stand up to the rough play of 7 to 8 year old children. Building miniature doll houses is a hobby for adults. They spend many happy hours making the most detailed miniatures that are too delicate for children to play with.

Playscale.

There is much confusion regarding the scale of Barbie dollhouse plans. Kid friendly Barbie doll houses are often refered to as playscale, also called half scale because it refers to the ratio of 1/6 which means 1 foot in real life equals 6 inches, or half a foot.

Playscale dolls and action figures are mostly around 11 1/2 to 12 inches tall, which presents a particular challenge to the designers and builders of Barbie doll houses: size. Design and build a playscale dollhouse with two stories and an attic and it measures around 4ft high, 5ft wide and 8 inches deep. This takes up a fair amount of space, not to mention the weight. When compared to the diminutive protaginist, it does seem a little over the top.

Materials.

Barbie doll houses for play can be made from almost anything, but if you want it to last, wood is the best material. Foam core can be cut with a sharp utility knife and steel ruler and assembled with hot melt glue. Interior decorations should be added before final construction.

Investing a bit of time and effort pays dividends with a Barbie dollhouse that will give hours of fun and memories that last a lifetime. It can even be a family project - involve your daughter in the planning stage, or keep it a big secret and a guessing game with clues and hints as to what is about to happen.

Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have great pleasure/enjoyment and satisfaction making Barbie doll houses. It doesn't have to be only a little girl that plays with a dolls house. Little boys also need places to park their cars and construction toys. You wouldn't call them a dolls house, perhaps playsets is a better term.

Medieval castles and forts, firestations, service stations, farmyard barns and even log cabins are a favourite amongst boys. The list is as long as your imagination. Recycle a bookcase with a few modifications a bit of paint, and it becomes whatever you want it to be.

It would be a good idea to design and build a dolls house to be multipurpose, for example, a storage drawer as a basement or bookshelves.

barbie-dollhouse-plans-book.jpg Barbie Dollhouse Plans Book One

ALL 4 PLANS: Included in this the Barbie Dollhouse Plans Book One are the Traditional, Southern Mansion, and Cottage Dollhouse Plans and the Furniture Plan. These durable and lovely dollhouses are made of half inch plywood. Someone with no background in woodworking is able to create sturdy and beautiful dollhouses with furniture that dreams are made of. These Easy To Build plans are designed for use with the Barbie Doll and other 12" fashion dolls. These Do-It-Yourself plans have step-by-step easy to follow instructions. A helpful and detailed materials list for each dollhouse and furniture is included and is ideal to take to your local home center when purchasing materials. The only tools required are the simple easy to use hand tools of a jig saw, sander, drill, and hammer. The finished dollhouses and furniture will reflect your individual decorating taste, provide years of enjoyment, and be passed on for generations. Enjoy.

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Barbie-Dollhouse-Plan01.jpg Traditional Barbie Dollhouse Plan

1 PLAN: This durable and lovely Traditional Dollhouse is made of half inch plywood. Someone with no background in woodworking is able to create a sturdy and beautiful Traditional Dollhouse that dreams are made of. This Easy To Build plan is designed for use with the Barbie Doll and other 12" fashion dolls. This Do-It-Yourself plan has step-by-step easy to follow instructions. A helpful and detailed materials list is included and is ideal to take to your local home center when purchasing materials. The only tools required are the simple easy to use hand tools of a jig saw, sander, drill, and hammer. The finished Traditional Dollhouse will reflect your individual decorating taste, provide years of enjoyment, and be passed on for generations. Enjoy Note: This plan is included as 1 of 4 plans in the Barbie Dollhouse Plans Book One.

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Barbie-Dollhouse-Plan02.jpg Southern Mansion Barbie Dollhouse Plan

1 PLAN: This durable and lovely Southern Mansion Dollhouse is made of half inch plywood. Someone with no background in woodworking is able to create a sturdy and beautiful Southern Mansion Dollhouse that dreams are made of. This Easy To Build plan is designed for use with the Barbie Doll and other 12" fashion dolls. This Do-It-Yourself plan has step-by-step easy to follow instructions. A helpful and detailed materials list is included and is ideal to take to your local home center when purchasing materials. The only tools required are the simple easy to use hand tools of a jig saw, sander, drill, and hammer. The finished Southern Mansion Dollhouse will reflect your individual decorating taste, provide years of enjoyment, and be passed on for generations. Enjoy! Note: This plan is included as 1 of 4 plans in the Barbie Dollhouse Plans Book One.

Price: $19.95

Barbie-Dollhouse-Plan03.jpg Cottage Barbie Dollhouse Plan

1 PLAN: This durable and lovely Cottage Dollhouse is made of half inch plywood. Someone with no background in woodworking is able to create a sturdy and beautiful Cottage Dollhouse that dreams are made of. This Easy To Build plan is designed for use with the Barbie Doll and other 12" fashion dolls. This Do-It-Yourself plan has step-by-step easy to follow instructions. A helpful and detailed materials list is included and is ideal to take to your local home center when purchasing materials. The only tools required are the simple easy to use hand tools of a jig saw, sander, drill, and hammer. The finished Cottage Dollhouse will reflect your individual decorating taste, provide years of enjoyment, and be passed on for generations. Enjoy! Note: This plan is included as 1 of 4 plans in the Barbie Dollhouse Plans Book One.

Price: $19.95

Barbie-Dollhouse-Plan-Furni.jpg Dollhouse Furniture Plans

1 PLAN: My daughters would place Barbie on her plastic furniture and Barbie would fall over. Not much fun. I made wooden furniture that kept Barbie upright. The Furniture is made of 3/4", 1/2" and 3/8" plywood. Someone with no background in woodworking is able to create sturdy and beautiful Furniture that dreams are made of. This Easy To Build plan is designed for use with the Barbie Doll and other 12" fashion dolls. This Do-It-Yourself plan has step-by-step easy to follow instructions. A helpful and detailed materials list is included and is ideal to take to your local home center when purchasing materials. The only tools required are the simple easy to use hand tools of a jig saw, sander, drill, and hammer. The finished Furniture will reflect your individual decorating taste, provide years of enjoyment, and be passed on for generations. Enjoy! Note: This plan is included as 1 of 4 plans in the Barbie Dollhouse Plans Book One.

Price: $26.75

04-FS-152 04-FS-152 - Victorian Barbie Doll House Woodworking Plan.

Barbie dollhouse plans are not very common to begin with, and a Victorian style Barbie dollhouse plan is RARE. To build one would be the gift of a lifetime for a young daughter or granddaughter. We have worked about a dozen more photos throughout the plan that may help... read more

Tools needed: Scroll saw, drill, clamps and other common workshop tools.

Price: $23.95

04-FS-115 04-FS-115 - Barbie Doll House Woodworking Plan.

A deluxe house for a 12 inch fashion dolls and it folds closed for carrying and easy storage. Victorian styling adorns the front facade. This Barbie dollhouse plan features directions for planters boxes, dormer windows and a cat in the window. Full size plans for furniture for all the rooms including a trunk, rocking horse, cradle and tiny dollhouse in the attic. Click here to read more.

Price: $17.95

04-FS-155 04-FS-155 - Barbie Doll House Close and Carry.

The built in handle makes it easy to move around. It can be stored in a closet or on a dresser. When closed it measures 24 inches long, 16 inches deep and 18 inches high.

It opens into a spacious home then opens further with yard extensions to the left and right.

In the left half of the house is an ornamental fold-down bed with pillows. Then a mirrored dresser and stool next to an armoire that opens for Barbies clothes. An ironing board folds down from... read more.

Price: $17.95

04-FS-153 04-FS-153 - Barbie Dollhouse 2 rooms Woodworking Plan.

In this Barbie dollhouse plan are the following details to build; a two room house with a deluxe fireplace with logs and adirons, shutters and planter boxes by the windows and a 13 piece furniture set. A beautiful wall mounted Regulator clock is scaled from full size design. You could even fit a small clock movement on the face. The patterns for the furniture and many of the house designs are... read more

Price: $13.90

R14-3060 R14-3060 - San Francisco Dollhouse Vintage Woodworking Plan

This ornate, nineteenth century doll house design recaptures the charm of the old-fashioned San Francisco homes. Its eight rooms are generous in size, so there will be room for lots of miniature furnishings. The sides open wide and the roof tilts up to allow access to the attic. This is a vintage woodworking plan.

Price: $9.95



Tools.

If you already have woodworking equipment such as bandsaws and sanding machines, that is a bonus, but not to worry if you don't.

You don't need a fully equipped woodworking shop to complete most of these projects, if it is a one off construction, you could make a dolls house with normal handyman tools.

If you are willing to invest in power tools, this list of tools for making wooden toys for making wooden toys is a good place to start.

Skill level.

If you can saw a straight line and know which end of the hammer meets the nail, then generally speaking, you can build a simple dolls house. Not that there are any nails in a dolls house, mind you.

Links to Barbie Dollhouse Plans.

Free plan for a dollhouse - this one stands about 3ft tall, but here is the advantange: it can be taken apart to fold flat for storage.

Another free doll house plan for dolls up to 5 1/2 inches tall. Similar in construction to the free barbie dollhouse plans.

Barbie dollhouse plans to buy from Amazon. Choose from Traditional, Southern Mansion and Cottage styles.

Bunnings in Australia has a free do-it-yourself brochure on how to build a dolls house. Again, the tools are very elementary, being a tape measure, a square, a screwdriver, and a fine tooth panel saw or power saw.

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