DIY Guide to Building Your Own Barbie Dollhouse


  • Large cardboard boxes
  • Scissors or utility knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Masking tape
  • Duct tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • White primer (optional)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Wallpaper or fabric (optional)
  • Furniture and accessories (optional)


  1. Design your dollhouse. Sketch out a basic design for your dollhouse, including the number of rooms and their layout. You can also find inspiration from online tutorials or dollhouse plans.
  2. Cut out the cardboard pieces. Use your scissors or utility knife to cut out the cardboard pieces for your dollhouse according to your design. Be sure to leave enough space between the pieces for walls and floors.
  3. Assemble the walls. Use masking tape to join the cardboard pieces together to form the walls of your dollhouse. Make sure the walls are sturdy and upright.
  4. Add floors and a roof. Cut out cardboard pieces for the floors and roof of your dollhouse. Tape the floors to the inside of the walls, and tape the roof to the top of the walls.
  5. Reinforce the structure. Use duct tape to reinforce the corners and edges of your dollhouse. This will help to prevent the dollhouse from falling apart.
  6. Prime and paint (optional). If you want to paint your dollhouse, you can first apply a coat of white primer to help the paint adhere better to the cardboard. Once the primer is dry, paint your dollhouse with your desired colors.
  7. Add wallpaper or fabric (optional). If you want to add a touch of detail to your dollhouse, you can line the walls with wallpaper or fabric. Use hot glue or glue sticks to attach the wallpaper or fabric to the walls.
  8. Furnish the dollhouse (optional). You can purchase dollhouse furniture or make your own. There are many great tutorials online for making DIY dollhouse furniture.
  9. Decorate the dollhouse (optional). Add personal touches to your dollhouse by adding curtains, rugs, pictures, and other decorative items.


  • Use sturdy cardboard boxes.
  • Be precise when cutting the cardboard pieces.
  • Use masking tape and duct tape to reinforce the structure.
  • Prime and paint the dollhouse for a professional look.
  • Add wallpaper or fabric for a touch of detail.
  • Furnish the dollhouse with furniture and accessories.