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taurus_
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I wasn't sure which forum to post this in. I am building a dollhouse and I'm planning on using scrapbook paper as the wallpaper. I really like this one but I think the scale is too big. What do you guys think? The scale of the dollhouse is 1:12.


 
Megan - ForumTech
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When I look at the bottom row, there are 4 complete repeats of that motif, plus one 'lil bit. That means the repeat is going to be almost 3".

That's a pretty large scale, depending on the look you want.



 
anda11
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I do not know about that specific paper but I wanted to tell you that I just saw a bunch of minis that you print for miniatures & dollhouses on Pinterest last week. You could search dollhouse minis on Pinterest. There were wallpapers & things that were for the kitchen, living room etc. You just printed them out.. books, cans etc


 
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I have gone to paint stores that sell wallpaper and they have given me a lot of samples books. They would be perfect and are pre-glued. One day I came home with 7 of them.

They just throw out their samples books and are usually happy to have someone to give them too. You can find some really tiny patterns in those.


 
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I do not know if you have ever done a dollhouse.... I just saw a dollhouse aisle in Hobby Lobby last week. I didn't even realize they had one. I see you are in Pa. Hobby lobby is a chain store


 
taurus_
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In response to Megan - ForumTech

Yeah, I was thinking that too. But just wanted another opinion to make sure.


 
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I'll have to check that out, thanks!


 
taurus_
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That's a cool idea, I'll have to look into that. Thanks!


 
taurus_
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Thanks for the info. I did check out Hobby Lobby dollhouse wallpaper but that there were so many more choices if I used scrapbook paper.


 
anda11
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I would choose scrapbook paper myself.


 
dwelch
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Can't you just scan it into your computer and make it smaller? Or even take it to a scrapbook store and have it copied at a smaller size.


 
anda11
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That is a great idea


 
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I'd go the sample route!


 
Gelidy Gelato
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in Torrance Ca there is a dollhouse hobby store right around the corner from my LSS. I love to go into that "mom & pop" store and just dream about making a huge Victorian dollhouse some day. I also love to look at all of the miniature stuff and often ponder using flat things in scrapbook/card projects.
If you haven't already done so, check for doll, dollhouse, train, radio-control, etc. stores in your area. You may discover a "hobby" store tucked away somewhere in a mini mall.

and the wallpaper in the dollhouse store just look like wallpaper greatly reduced in size. A cheap alternative might be scrapbook papers with a tiny pattern like dots.



 
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