Monday, January 14, 2013

How To Make- Kit's Tree House (Lots of Photos)


Kit's (retired) Tree House (AG $250) is the perfect place for Kit to play with her friends. It's a wooden tree house big enough for two dolls, with a faux stained-glass window that opens and a balcony big enough for Kit to stand on. A pretend oak tree supports the house and a chandelier made of multicolored beads hangs from the ceiling. Accessories include Kit's lantern with glow-in-the-dark lightning bugs inside, self-adhesive photos of Kit’s heroes to decorate the “Member-o-belia” wall and a rope with  a bucket to lift Kit’s dog, Grace, up to the balcony. It's HUGE!
 Dimensions: W: 36" x H: 37" x D: 23" 

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My tree house is made from cardboard. 
Dimensions: W: 15" x H: 24" x D: 18"

I covered a box with contact paper, cut out a door and a window then framed both with Popsicle sticks. 

  
Using left over cardboard, I cut out a railing for the balcony then secured it to the tree house using hot glue.

 

 I added the asymmetrical roof using foam board and more hot glue then painted it gray.

 I painted the window frame white and added more glue sticks to the pitch on the roof. 

 I used felt for flooring. 
I used a sharpie to draw details on the roof.

 
 

Add the sign over the door. I painted this one on.

 Its lightweight, sturdy and cost $2 to make. I got the box free and already had the paint and Popsicle sticks from previous projects. It doesn't have a tree trunk, but it's a fun structure to take pictures and for the girls to hang out together. 


See the VIDEO.

Make mini Kit a tree house!

9 comments:

  1. Love this!! It came out so cute & so much cheaper than scouring CL for the tree house!

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  2. This is awesome! Can you tell me the size of the box you used please?

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    1. As listed
      Dimensions: W: 15" x H: 24" x D: 18"

      Got it from Staples dumpster (LOL)

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  3. This is so awesome!! I will be making one this weekend!!!

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  4. Every time we paint foam board it warps how did you prevent that?

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    1. The roof was assembled, glued before painting perhaps this helped it to hold its shape. You can opt to use scrapbook paper or contact paper instead of paint. Good luck :-)

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  5. So creative! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  6. so cute and easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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