I made another furniture to house my Blythe's socks, pants, and other blouses. This time, I recycled some trash and turned them into a cute dresser!
This tutorial is a lot easier than the first one.
2 Spam tin cans (If you are a healthy eater, ask your neighbors for these. I'm sure they'll save you some)
4 ballpen bottom caps
Double-sided Tape (thick)
Scissors / Cutter
1. Draw the above pattern on your illustration board. Each drawer measures 3 x 3 x 1.5. Trace the Spam tin opening too. 2. Cut the patterns. You should have 2 of each. 3. Cut lightly the lines on your board. Make sure to cut only halfway through the thickness of your board. This will enable you to fold the sides of your drawers easily. 4. Fold the sides of your drawers.
5. Get one drawer and fold the sides. 6. Glue a piece of scrap paper to fasten the corners. Make sure to apply generous amount of craft glue. 7. Glue all corners of each drawers. 8. Place the drawers on top of the oval-shape side.
9. With some scraps of paper, glue the 2 pieces together. 10. Use the tip of your scissors to make sure that there is no space in between the paper scrap and the board. Glue all sides of the drawers. If you want, you can also glue on the inside. Just use paper scraps of the same color as your board if you are not painting the inside of your drawers. 11. Use wooden clothespin (or paperclips) to keep the pieces in place while drying. 12. As you dry the drawers, start working on the Spam tin cans. You will notice that there is a gap in between the two. We are going to fill this gap in order to attach both tins together.
13. Place thick double-sided tapes on one of the tin cans. The numbers 3,3,2,1 on the picture indicate the number of double-sided tapes piled up on top of one another. 14. Press the 2 tin cans together while sitting on top of your table to ensure that they are aligned with each other. 15. Then work on with the feet. Fill the ballpen bottom caps with craft glue and crumpled scraps of paper. 16. Make sure to fill these up to the brim.
17. Place a double-sided tape on the brim of the ballpen caps. 18. Tape these caps on your Spam tin can. These will be the feet of your dresser. 19. Test the strength of the feet. 20. Test the drawers on your dresser.
21. Paint your dresser. I used 2 coats of acrylic paint. Dry completely the 1st coat first before applying the 2nd coat. 22. When the paint is completely dry, prepare your paints and beads for decoration. 23. Glue the beads that will serve as your drawer knobs. 24. Then glue or paint your design on your drawers! Have fun with this part! :D
Congratulations! You now have a handmade Blythe dresser! :D
Add doilies or table runners on top of your dresser and place picture frames, flowers, and other miniatures to personalize the dresser according to your Blythe / doll's personality.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. :D