Altoids Pocket-Sized Portable Doll House




Introduction: Altoids Pocket-Sized Portable Doll House

Have you or your child ever been bored, with nothing to do? Well this is the perfect project for you! It is easy, and not to mention made of household items. If this is for your child, it can be a great gift or bonding experience. It creates hours worth of fun, with a little crafting and imagination!

Step 1: Supplies

These supplies are fairly simple, and you shouldn't need to go to the store to buy any.

-Altoids Tin
-Old AA Battery (not pictured)
-Small Doll or Figure
-Card Stock
-Glue/ Tape

(Sorry it's flipped wrong)

Step 2: Bed/Refrigerator

The bed/ refrigerator will be made out of the following supplies.

-Card Stock

Begin by covering the matchbox in white card stock. You can use any color but white will become handy later. You may use tape, but i used glue. If you used glue, let it dry.

After this is done, on one side of the covered matchbox, draw a bed. This consists of a blanket and pillow. (See picture)

On the other side draw a refrigerator. This is simple, but if you need to, see picture. 

Finally, add some color! Make a card stock pillow to cover the one you drew. Then, make a pattern on the blanket. I did polka dots. This is how the white comes into play, because it makes the color stands out. I didn't do anything for the fridge, but you can add tiny magnets or anything to your liking. 

Step 3: Line Tin

This is optional, but you should line your tin in card stock for looks. I did mine with playing cards. You may have to cut it down to make it fit, but it's worth it. The glue will probably have to dry overnight. Caution- Do not use too much glue or drying will take a very long time.

Step 4: Accessories/Battery

I'll start with the battery. Don't bother using a new one, it will be a waste of money. Just use a new one. It will be used to make the top of the tin stand up. Just place underneath as shown.

Now for the accessories. These include little things, like more tiny furniture, or wall decorations. I made tiny "picture frames" out of the card stock. You probably know how to make those all ready. Just do what you want!

Step 5: Assemble

Just set it up how you like, and begin the magic!

There is a picture of how it should look like in compact form.

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    This is a genius idea and I am so making my sister this!!!
    She is still in her doll stage, and loves tiny things, and was also bummed out that she wasn't getting an altoids tin survival kit for Christmas like all the "big kids" were, so she will love this! :0)


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you so much! It feels great that someone is using the idea.