Monday, July 30, 2018

Craft a Unique Doll's Table Using Only Four Tiles!

       I am crafting some furnishings for Barbie and Ken's doll house. The dining room will tastefully decorated in neutral greys with just a pop of bright color. Below is the tile table craft which was so easy to make. However, it is important to collect just the right supplies in order to make a table like this one. You will need the help of an adult when cutting into styrofoam core with a sharp blade and when mixing grout. Read all of the directions carefully when working with the supplies. Make sure mom or dad are helping you while putting this table together!

Above you can see that this unique mosaic table is the perfect size for our 12 inch dolls by Mattel.
Supply List:
  • four printed tiles
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Styrofoam core for table base
  • self adhesive grey grout
  • candle holder (metal with intricate cut pattern)
  • acrylic sealer
  • black acrylic paint
  • Exacto knife (Sharp objects such as these need to be used by an adult.)
  • paper mache pulp
Step-by-Step Directions:
  1. You will need to purchase four square tiles of equal size for this project. I purchased the tiles you see here from a family dollar store.
  2. Measure the sizes of the tiles and add a 1/4 inch space between these tiles to configure the size of table's base you will need to cut for the project. I chose to make a table suitable for a 12 inch doll.
  3. Mix the grout and spread it in an even thin coat onto the table's base.
  4. Position your four tiles on top of this layer of grout and let everything dry thoroughly.
  5. Clean the tiles surfaces gently with a damp, clean sponge.
  6. Remove the handle and candle from the metal stand.
  7. Turn the tile 'table' top over and draw around the metal frame's circumference on the backside of the foam core with a pencil.
  8. Cut a groove where the circle has been traced and fit the metal candle stand inside this groove.
  9. Flood the circular cut where the stand fits with hot glue.
  10. Now fit the candle stand back into the groove firmly and let it dry completely.
  11. Mix a small amount of paper mache pulp. Carefully spread some of this between any cracks left in the foam core around the candle stand on the underside of the table. Let this dry for a few days.
  12. Paint the underside of the table and it's edges with black acrylic paint.
  13. Spray an acrylic sealer onto both the top and bottom of the table. It is unnecessary to spray the metal stand.
Left, here are the items that I have purchased from both a Family Dollar store and Resale. These metal candle holders
 are relatively common place in the U. S. Remove the candle and handle from the stand so that the container may be
used to act as a base or 'legs' of a doll's table. Center, you can see that I have attached the candle stand to the
 base of my table by cutting a groove and filling it with hot glue and then paper mache. Right,
I finished this table with black acrylic paint.

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