Find Out How You Can Get Started In The Doll House Hobby

Getting started in the doll house hobby is not as easy as it looks, there are so many things you need to consider before choosing your dolls house to make sure you get it right for you first time. For example, did you know that you cannot fit ceiling lights in all dolls houses, you could be dreaming of chandeliers and find out that putting them into your dolls house is just too difficult. Also not everything in the miniature world is made to the same scale so you could find that many pieces of furniture do not fit into your house. It is vital that you get all the information you need to make the doll house hobby a success for you. The steps below will guide you through all the information you need to get started and progress in this wonderful hobby.

Step 1 One of the first things you need to do before you get started is to find out as much as you can about the doll house hobby and take a look at a variety of dolls houses and furnishings. There is an absolutely enormous range of dolls houses and furnishings available and you need to get an idea of exactly what type of house you want. If you haven't already done so read through our section 'about the doll house hobby' this will tell you the basics and give you an idea of what it's all about and what's available. Also take a look at our sections on Victorian, Georgian, Tudor, and Modern houses which will help you decide which period you want to focus on.

Step 2 Once you know what the doll house hobby is all about and have an idea of what's available you can move on to choosing your dolls house. By now you probably have an idea of the type of dolls house you want. If you are like most of us in the miniature world you are dreaming of a huge mansion with twelve rooms complete with a conservatory and garden. Unfortunately this may not be practical for your first project and your next step should be to read our section on Which House which should help you choose a dolls house that is suitable for you.

Step 3 By now you should have an idea of which dolls house you want, but what do you do next?

Well after reading our 'which house?' guide you could be in one of three situations: you could be sitting there with a ready built fully completed dolls house, pondering over a kit, or staring aimlessly at a plan. Whatever method you have chosen you will now need some help with the next stage so take a look at our pages on building, decorating and lighting your dolls house. One point that I should make here is that you should read our lighting page before you start decorating. If you plan on putting lights in your house some of these will need to go in before the wall paper and flooring go up. Also it is a good idea to paint the outside of your house before you put it together.

Our guides on building, lighting, and decorating will tell you everything you need to know to complete your dolls house ready for furnishing and will help you avoid the mistakes all new collectors make.

Step 4 When your dolls house is fully built, lit and decorated you will be ready to start furnishing. There are simply hundreds of different types of furnshings available for dolls houses and to give you a little help with choosing your furnishings we have put a guide together. Click Here to take a look.

Step 5 If your really want to make the most out of the doll house hobby then if you haven't already done so I advise you to join a dolls house club and/or subscribe to a magazine. At this stage you are committed enough to own a dolls house so you really need the means to find out what's available to you. Dolls house clubs and magazines will give you information on the dolls house shops and catalogues that can supply you with lighting, decoration, furniture and accessories as well as some needed tips and keep you up to date with what's going on in the miniature world.

If you are interested in any other crafts like crocheting, bead work, creating a scrap book o just finding some ideas to fill you spare time take a look at this web site Crafts For All Ages . This site has lots of helpful ideas.

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