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Cardboard Table and Chairs for Dolls

Turn a cardboard box into an easy-to-assemble set of doll furniture that your kids will love.





  1. Step 1

    Adhere 2 pieces of cardboard together with hot glue to create 2-ply corrugated cardboard (if your cardboard is already 2-ply, you can skip this step).

  2. Step 2

    Enlarge and print the chair template

  3. Step 3

    Enlarge and print the table template

  4. Step 4

    Enlarge and print the bed template.

  5. Step 5

    Trace and cut the shapes from the 2-ply cardboard. To cut each line, place a ruler on the line and hold firmly in place while running the box cutter down alongside the ruler. Use several passes of the blade to cut instead of trying to cut all the way through at once.

  6. Step 6

    For the bed, score on the dotted lines with the box cutter. To score, only cut through one corrugated layer and bend the cardboard carefully along that line. Run a line of hot glue down the fold.

  7. Step 7

    Cover the cardboard pieces with contact paper, if desired.

  8. Step 8

    Assemble furniture according to the assembly diagram.

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009



Reviews (6)

  • putcraftstogether 16 Jun, 2014

    Thanks i like it. to anyone who can't open the diagrams. it's a pdf file use adobe reader to open.

  • farraday 8 Mar, 2009

    Great idea! I can't seem to load the table or the assembly diagram. I got the chair and bed. Any ideas why I can't load the rest of it?

  • soj 21 Feb, 2009

    is anyone else having difficulty enlarging the template to 250% and printing it?

  • Lrn4Lf 21 Feb, 2009

    This was such a great idea - no really specialized supplies needed. May almost 5-year old daughter saw this craft and had to make furniture for her dolls. She made one chair so far and painted it to coordinate with her room (her idea). It was a great craft for her and her Dad to do together.

  • JannieBee 20 Feb, 2009

    Very creative....and green! Love it!

  • Flamingo 18 Feb, 2009

    This is so awesome and durable and easy!