How to make Food Accessories for your Dolls House.
In an earlier post I spoke about how to update old dolls house furniture. Here I focus on the food which really adds a homely touch. It really is very cheap and easy to personalise your dolls house with handcrafted items which are truly unique.
I use Fimo, or polymer clay, which is available in loads of colours. You can mix them together to create even more. Use the clay to make your creation, there is no waste because if you’re not 100% happy just start again. The item will need to be placed in the oven until hard. When cool I always use a clear varnish to add shine and give extra durability.
A tip to get loads of different shades from your clay is to just buy primary colours and lots of white. By adding white in different quantities you can achieve an array of colours, practice with small amounts.
Baskets can be made by making a circular or oval base, then layer with tiny strips of clay on top of each other. You can twist or plait the strips or add detail with a small knife. Just continue until the sides of the basket are tall enough. Roll a tiny amount of clay and twist, then attach to sides to make a handle for your basket.
Bread rolls are easy to make, mix brown clay with white until you get a good colour for the bread. Roll circles, then put a mark in the top with a pen or knife. For the longer rolls simply roll long strips and plait or twist.
You can really use your imagination with the cakes. For the whole cakes layer discs with rounded edges in different colours then add decoration to the top.
Plates and bowls can be made by using a small coin as a template, put a dent in the middle of the circular shape with a pen, bake in the oven, then use paper napkins to decoupage a design on to your plates, finally add a coat of clear varnish. I use Cath Kidston napkins because the designs are popular and it gives a shabby chic feel.
Hope you like the items I made in the photos and it inspires you to give it a try, it really is easy!
I will blog soon with more ideas eg perfume bottles, newspapers, books etc.
Fimo photo courtesy Google images.