Saturday, March 28th, 2009...1:23 pm
Midlothian Bookworms Gingerboard House in Richmond Times Dispatch
Who says fun has to cost a lot? Children use their imagination to make their world come alive!
The Midlothian Bookworms (the Midlothian library staff) built a fully furnished gingerboard dollhouse entirely from recycled materials for the upcoming Fool For Art festival. Beginning with a cardboard box, file folders and packing tape, a two-story townhouse was created for little people adventures.
Everything in the fully furnished dollhouse is recycled, repurposed, or reused. Penny the doll sits on modular furniture created out of cosmetic boxes covered with fabric scraps. Her television is a Jell-O box and a newspaper advertisement. Handmade rugs are knitted from recycled yarn scraps. Penny and her dog Pupcake sleep on a canopy bed made from a perfume box covered with scrap fabric, a doily, and Popsicle sticks. A powder puff makes a lovely pillow.
The dollhouse was recently featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Home and Garden section with other creative upcycling projects from college teams.
Purchase this dollhouse-123 Library Lane-at the Fool For Art silent auction April 18, 2009.