I found this tub on Pinterest and was inspired to make my own. Originally I had planned something totally different for my bath but who can’t love this
This instructions are in Spanish so I didn’t know this was not 1:12 scale.
I made the tub and saw that it was too small. I had to make a pattern for a larger one. This project took most of the day and night. hhhhhhhhhhhhh…this dollhouse is killing me!
I had to measure my real tub first to get the correct dimensions and found it should be 5″ long x 2 1/2 inches wide and 2-3″ high. I used the original sides and enlarged it by just tracing the pattern bigger.
The original was about an inch too small. This is half the side. A whole side was too large to fit on a piece of paper. To make the base I measured a square out on paper 5″ x 2 1/2″
then used the top of a paint bottle to round it off. Perfect
I cut out the base in a piece of cardboard from a box and the sides out of thick scrapping paper.I cut out 4 of the sides and taped them together with masking tape. I then glued the two layers together with the taped part in the middle. I put a thin piece of matt board on the outside.
I used matt board because when I paint it I want the seam to be obvious. I put a clothes pin on it to hold it together while drying. After about an hour I put some strips of tape on the bottom edge of the sides. I did this because when I glue on the bottom I want the tape to hold it in place until it dries.
I put a bead of glue all the way around the base
Then I wrapped the sides around it, taping it in place as I went along
I glued the open end and put another clothes pin there to hold it while it is drying.
To be continued…