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I don't know how many of these doll chairs I have made over the last 20 years but I know it's been a lot. I came up with this idea when I realized how flimsy the store bought doll furniture was. Doll furniture made with cans is very sturdy. The trick is to find the right sized can for the item you need. I found that a mushroom can works best for a chair and a soup can makes a good table. Fabric with small prints work best for this project.
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Step 1: Supplies needed

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2-7 oz mushroom cans, a soup can (10 oz), a cereal box, fabric scraps or an old cotton shirt, glue gun and glue sticks, measuring tape, paper and pencil, denim scraps. needle and thread.

Step 2: Making the pattern

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open up the cereal box and flatten out.  make a paper pattern that you can reuse. Measure a square 4-1/2" x 4-1/2". make the top corners curved by placing the mushroom can in the corner and tracing around it. This is the back of the chair.  measure a rectangle 1-7/8" x 4-1/4" curve two of the corners in the same manner. This piece will be glued to the front of the back of the chair. measure a circle 2-3/8". This is the seat cushion. 

Step 3: Cutting out the denim

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Cut 3 circles out of the denim scraps, 2-3/8" glue these on top of each other with the glue gun. Cut a piece of denim to cover the can, 9-1/2" x 4". Glue onto the outside of the can. Cut a piece of denim 1-7/8" x 4-1/4" Glue this onto the front of the seat back. 

Step 4: Cutting out the fabric

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Cut a circle out of the fabric 4". This is going on the seat cushion. Cut a piece 3" x 5". (Curve 2 of the corners). Cut a piece 4" x 9-1/2" to go around the can. 
Sooo cute!
hayley983 years ago
awsome its really fun