Photo: Erik Putz
For each apartment, cut 5 square walls (we did 12 x 12 in.). Glue gift wrap to 1 side and trim. This step is the most time-consuming, but the rest goes pretty quickly!
Tip: If you’d rather paint the walls, you must do both sides or the cardboard will warp.Photo: Erik Putz
Secure the walls with small bits of duct tape just to hold the structure together. (Don’t worry if it feels wobbly or there are little gaps—the next step will secure your box nicely!) The gift-wrapped side should face in.Photo: Erik Putz
Duct-tape all outside seams and press firmly. If you want to create a more permanent structure, you can tape the apartments together.Photo: Erik Putz
Now it’s time to decorate! Mix and match new and vintage doll furniture for a custom look. Make a bubble chair from half of a clear plastic ornament and submerge string in white glue and wrap around a balloon to make a modern pendant light.Photo: Erik Putz