Monday, November 4, 2013

Lighting For My Third Dollhouse

This post is sort of by request. This will explain the lights I used on the dollhouse.

This is it with the lights turned off. 

I found this in front of my building one day. It's a cardboard dollhouse. I turned it into an 8 room house for my Mini Lalaloopsie dolls. 

It may have looked like this originally. The one I found didn't have the roof on it. 

Here it is lot up. During the holidays last year, I found some LED Christmas lights at the Dollar Store for $6. LED lights are great because they're very bright and they don't get hot so I don't have to worry about starting a fire. 

I got the idea to use these lights somewhere on the internet when I did a search for "lights for dollhouse".  

This photo isn't very good. The lighting is actually very bright. 

It's kind of hard to see here but these are the individual lights poking through holes I made in the dolls house big enough to fit one light each. I out 5 or 6 lights in each room. 

This is a photo of the back of the dollhouse. I think they're are 100 lights on this string of lights. On the bottom right is the control box that I tried to tape to the house but it keeps falling off. These lights have a regular plug that plugs into a wall socket or an extension cord.

I found this to be the cheapest way to light a free dollhouse. Dollhouse lights are very expensive. No way am I paying the prices I've seen on website that sell things for dollhouses. 

I've also bought battery operated LED lights that have 20 lights for a dollar. I used 3 of those on a didn't dollhouse the same way. I think I used a screwdriver to make the holes. The holes aren't neat at all. I'm sure there are better ways to make the holes. I don't know much about making stuff like this and I don't really have any kind of building tools. I was just doing it as cheaply as possible. 

I hope this helps. 


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