Is your dollhouse in dire need of some funk, some kitcsh, a modern twist to those boring wooden chairs you find at hobby stores? Here is your solution. Make your own furniture from paper. Join me in the fun and create your own collection of paper chairs.
Step 1: List of Materials
You'll need only the most basic of materials for this project.
optional materials: pen, pencils, markers, colored paper, stickers, colored tape
Step 2: Cut and Fold
First, pick the paper you'll want to use. I am using 6"x6" paper so I don't have to do as much cutting. Fold the paper to the width you'd like your chair to be.
Step 3: Draw and Tape
Now draw some fun designs on the paper and wrap it up in clear tape. The tape will give it strength. Be careful not to use more that two layers of tape, or it will be too hard to work with the paper when you want to shape the chair. Cut off any excess tape hanging off the edges.
Step 4: Shape
Now you can shape the paper into your chair design. I folded one peice into threes: the back, the seat, and the front legs. I cut the second piece to use as the back legs. As you can see in the second picture, it was a bit crooked.
Step 5: Supporting Shape
Since my chair was still a bit crooked, I added bits of paper and tape in different places to straighten it out. I added a piece at the back and it stood up straighter.
Step 6: Decoration
This is the super fun part. Now you can take your scissors and cut shapes out of your chair to give it more character. I cut legs and the back to give it a more interesting shape.
Step 7: Last Minute Details
I was still bothered with how the front legs bent foward too much, so I taped more paper on the underside of the seat, attatching the front legs to the back legs. That seemed to do the trick.
Step 8: Finish Line
Now you can make all sorts of different chairs and display them on a shelf. You can make a table to match and use it in your dollhouse. Or you can just use them as basic designs for a chair you'd like to make for your real house. Thanks for joining me in the fun. xosilvia