Do you love dollhouses? If you do, you must be aware of the fact that the dollhouses only look enchanting if you assemble it right. Even though there are some small dollhouses that come in the assembled form, you always have to assemble the good ones at your home. The outer shell of your dollhouse plays a major part in creating an enchanted look. If you do not assemble the dollhouse in the right manner, there would be unsightly gaps in your Christmas miniatures dollhouse.
Saying that there is no doubt that all these are pretty overwhelming for any beginner. To help them out, we have gathered relevant information that would assist you to assemble the dollhouses without hassles.
Materials You Would Need
First, you have to clear a space for assembling the dollhouse. Once you do that, you will need all the necessary tools to start assembling the dollhouse. Here is a list of materials you would need to complete the assembling process successfully.
- Black marker
- Utility knife
- Tacky glue
- Masking tape
- Wood glue
- Nail file
- Medium endurance sandpaper and sanding block
- Pair of scissors
- Rubber mallet
- Binder clamps and clips
- 2 lb of hand-held weights
Don’t Use Hot Melted Glue
Even if the instructions on the Christmas miniatures dollhouse suggest it, never ever use the hot melt glue for assembling the dollhouse shell. To get a long-last and also a well-built dollhouse, you have to use a combination of wood and tacky glue. Even though it takes time to dry out, the result is always good.
Check the DollHouse Kit
Be very careful while opening the dollhouse kit for the first time. Cut the tape to open the box. Do not try to cut the box into halves as it would damage the windows, instruction pamphlets, and schematics, which are usually laid on the top of the sheets.
Once you opened the box, keep the windows aside carefully and read the instruction manual. It will help you to get familiarized with each of the smaller components of the dollhouse which will help you to assemble it easily. Before you start your work, check the components of the kit and compare it with the instruction manual to make sure that it is complete. Contact the manufacturer if your kit has any missing parts.
Cut The Photo
Before discarding the kit box, always cut the image of the dollhouse. Most of the time, this photo is one good quality photo of the assembled dollhouse that you have in your hands. Keep the bottom portions of the kit box. Cut the side of the bottom portion and use it as turnable while assembling the dollhouse. It would help you to get easy access to all sides of the dollhouse during the assembling.
Punch-Out The Parts
Always remember to punch out the Christmas miniatures from the front portion to the back. Use the eraser side of a pencil to push the stubborn parts out. You might need to use the utility knife to cut the parts.
So, these are some of the tips that would help you to assemble the Christmas miniatures dollhouses. Read the above points once more so that the assembling process becomes easier for you.