More Dollhouse Fun-COMING SOON

I know I’ve been super busy for the last couple of months but Dad and I were able to get some doll housing fun in, so I hope you all enjoy all the new post/tutorials.
Also, I will be going on vacation in a couple of weeks so I’m hoping to put together some of the things we did awhile back so you can learn how we made those items too. However, please keep in mind I do work during the day so I may not get to uploading the templates right away.

Off the top of my head I know I still have the following to put together:

Canopy bed
Hutch
Sewing Room
Birdhouse
Lots of updates on the 50’s Diner
Some basic tool videos and some build tips

Thanks for your support in sharing our page and also for your kind comments. We really appreciate all of them ♡

Miniature Dollhouse Knives

These miniature dollhouse knives were super easy to make. If you want to make them please check out my video tutorial.

Miniature dollhouse knife video tutorial

Miniature dollhouse axe video tutorial

Cat Tree

So today I made two different cat trees and I don’t even have a pet cat or a miniature cat nor can I find one I like on the internet lol

 

I’ll be adding the tutorial soon to my YOUTUBE channel soon so don’t forget to subscribe.

TALK TO US-QUESTION REPLY

 

QUESTION FROM Toni- Would love to learn the best way to wire my house. Don’t know if I should hardwire or use tape. Do you guys know or have any tips?

ANSWER: We used copper tape and 12 volt LED lights. We don’t have many lighting tutorials but you can see how we did ours by following this link.

http://www.dollhouseminiaturemadnessandtutorials.com/dollhouse-structures/lights/

QUESTION FROM Milli-I am working on the Greenleaf Orchid house and am about ready to start painting.  This kit is balsa wood and the edges are not clean.  I can sand, but there are areas where the wood has split or has flaked.  This is my first time working with balsa and I’d like to have a clean look on the porch banisters, window trim, etc.

Any ideas about what product or process would help to fill out the edges of the balsa and make a smoother base for painting?

Thanks!  Hope you all are having a fantastic new year!

ANSWER: This is a problem we have had as well. If you follow the link below then watch these videos you will see how you can address these issues.

Repair Holes-Wood Edges

Repair Wood Post

Fix Roof Wood Gaps

http://www.dollhouseminiaturemadnessandtutorials.com/dollhouse-structures/building-tips-tricks/

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ANSWER:

Do you have a question, suggestion or even a project tutorial request? Or perhaps you have a problem that you are struggling with and need a little guidance? Well, now you can complete this all new form and we will do the best we can to help you out.

Once we have some submissions Dad and I will review all the forms and talk to you back.
 

Greenleaf Storybook Cottage Dollhouse Build

​So we started this kit today and after working on it all day this is what we were able to complete in just one day. We will continue to work on this project so don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and my website for the latest updates. Also we recorded each build step as a build tutorial so I will share that video with you all soon.

(Part 1) We did the basic build.

(Part 2) Now we are off into the room addition build process…

 

Click the image below to see more…

1:12 Scale Ruler

Are you a little confused about converting measurements to 1:12 scale…

Well there’s no more worries because dad and I have put together a ruler guild for you to use. All you have to disagree is watch this super short tutorial then download the PDF file.

 

Beacon Hill Comes Home

It’s so hard to believe that we finished the Beacon Hill Dollhouse in just 11 months. This beauty was a beast lol. If you would like to see more photos of the process there are hundreds listed on my Facebook page “Dollhouse Miniature Madness and Tutorials” (CLICK HERE). Also you can check out the latest builds including all our furniture tutorials by subscribing to this website and also to my YouTube channel.

I really hope you all enjoy looking at the photos today and while you’re here stop by and view some of our other pages. You will be surprised at how many FREE templates and tutorials you will find along with some great building tips and tricks that will help you get started in your build.

I will also post a video tour at the bottom of this page too…

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Christmas Holiday

Christmas is near and its that time again to dress up your house. So with that being said here we go….

Twisted Trees make great Christmas Trees

How To Twisted Tree

See here is one Holiday Tree but wait I have 2 more twisted tree styles too…

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We used 1″ hemp rope from Home Depot for this first tree. They sell it by the foot so you don’t have to buy a large roll.

However, you can also make an artificial looking Christmas tree by using mini pine garland roping or you can use different color garland roping for different colored trees.

Watch this video to see how I made wrapping paper, tree ornaments & a tree skirt

Wrapping Gifts

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So after I made this video I decided to create my own graphics then turn them into miniature wrapping paper. I tried to include Christmas, Hanukkah and some basic patterns. However, I am thinking of making some birthday paper too so don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and my website so you don’t miss out on it.

Download your wrapping paper PDF here: wrapping-paper

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Stay tuned for lots more to come…

Miniature Dollhouse Arcade Game

This was so much fun creating. I opened up my PC the started illustrating my graphics. Not the best of art but as far as miniature goes it works out fabulous or at least I think so lol.
I’ll be posting this tutorial and template soon so don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and my website.www.dollhouseminiaturemadnessandtutorials.com

Video Transcript

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ok guys so today I’m going to show you
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how to make a miniature arcade game
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ok guys so the very first thing you need
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to do is get the template from my
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website and print it out then cut the
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scroll ok guys so now we’re going to
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install a screen so you’re gonna need
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some Mod Podge and then what you’re
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going to do is you’re going to paint it
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on your screen section get it completely
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covered try to thin it out the best that
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you can you don’t want to think because
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it will bubble up the paper because this
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is just regular printing paper now you
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could use some photo paper if you like
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but I didn’t do that now you’re going to
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turn it over and you’re going to place
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this directly in the center just like
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that
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make sure you get it good and in the
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center and then flatten it around the
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edges just to make sure like that
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ok so now after that then I’m going to
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take a box knife and i’m going to go on
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something flat and i’m just going to cut
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the excess all just like that
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should leave me with that now I’m going
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to paint some Mod Podge over top of it
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ok so now you want to let that dry after
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you’ve painted on with a soft paint
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brush
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ok so now you want to go ahead and glue
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this right here like this
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ok now you want to take the front bottom
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and you want to bevel this edge right
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here you can do that by using sandpaper
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should be approximately a 45 degree
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angle
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ok so now you want to put a piece of
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tape on the back side of this masking
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tape is what we’re using and that’s
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going to help hold it when we glue it
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you’re going to take the back piece line
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it right even with the edge and then
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i’ll show you how we’re gonna do it
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right once you have it lined up even
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with the edge make sure the top meets
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then you’re going to put some glue right
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along here and then your tape should
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fold much like a bookbinding and then
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you want to fold that way doesn’t really
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matter about this line of glue right
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here but you can wipe it off of the
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bothers you
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ok the tape will help hold that until it
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dries
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alright so next we’re going to go ahead
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and put glue right here along the bottom
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and on this side here you may need a
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little bit more if it’s the end green
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make sure it’s even with the bottom and
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even with this live here and then use
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masking tape to hold it until it dies
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at this point you can stand it up on the
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side and press it down to make sure you
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haven’t even with the ground for the
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table
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ok so the front piece if you remember I
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said you had to cut this at a 45 or you
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have to sand it we just went ahead and
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sand it are set of 45 so you can kind of
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see it we’re going to go ahead and put
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that on next
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ok so now what I’ve done is up at some
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go here and then I’ve add some right
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here along the back and then we’re going
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to attach it right here even with the
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front of this and even with the bottom
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and then you want to make sure that your
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line is evenly dispersed right along the
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front here because it’s going to be
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recessed a little bit and work once you
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have it where you need to be then you
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want to secure it with masking tape
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ok so now this piece that we did in the
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beginning is dry and then you want to do
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the same thing here as we did here
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withstanding it on a 45 and then we’re
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going to glue it right here
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ok so i went ahead and put some glue on
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are beveled edge there and a little bit
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of glue here now the 45 angle is going
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to face toward the top and then we’re
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going to put it right in here like this
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make sure your line is even because you
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will have a little bit of a space there
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and then remove the excess glue with
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like a popsicle stick or something good
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ok so now we’re going to the top right
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here
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t-shirts even with the back
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and then make sure it’s even along this
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side here
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alright once you have it even remove
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your excess glue
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and then we’ll install the top screen
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ok it install the screen we went ahead
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and double this just slightly right and
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then we’re going to add some glue right
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along the edge and then also right along
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this edge then we’ll put some tape on
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there don’t move
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then we’re just going to insert the
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frame of the screen right in that spot
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try to keep your space even all the way
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down because it is going to be a little
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bit of a space
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okay so this isn’t necessary but just to
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kind of help hold it because I’m not
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waiting for it to dry i went ahead and
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attach the piece of scrap wood right
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there just to kind of keep it from
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sliding and i also put tape on the back
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here and people in the back here to hold
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it until it dries
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however because it’s on the back you
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don’t need to worry about removing it
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right now what we’re going to do is
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we’re gonna line all along here with
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glue and then up on this side here with
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glue
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ok so now i have the glue on the end
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here which will go right up in here and
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then all along one here and now we’re
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gonna place this on top with the back
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and the top being even two and then you
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want to tape it to hold it until it
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dries
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ok so this is what it looked like before
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you paint it or do anything like that
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the screen you can do whatever you want
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but as far as the joystick and
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everything goes you can use the print
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out and then you can also use either a
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stick pen or a map pen for the joystick
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ok so if you don’t want to see the edge
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right here with the line on there you
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can always cut a very thin piece of
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balsa wood and then sand it on an angle
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and then just place it on here right on
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top and then you won’t have to see that
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unfinished edge
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however when you paint it you probably
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won’t even see it anyway and putting the
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standard edge down the bottom
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and I’m lining the top edge right there
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ok so the arcade game is done now all
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but we have to do is take this recycled
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plastic which you can get off the
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packaging that’s where i got mine cut it
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to fit inside here and then you’re going
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to create the screen with it now you mod
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podge this of course but now you’re
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going to put this right here and then
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you’re gonna fold it just slide right up
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underneath there and then you have what
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looks like a screen now this I have to
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put a little bit more go alongside and
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add enough but for this part here i just
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used a piece of cardboard and I cut it
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to fit the logo at the top and then this
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is just a stick pen that you use for
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sellin it just kind of gives it that
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feel of a control stick or joystick i
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should say and then for the side panels
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in the template it’s just a rectangle
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you just want to measure it to fit there
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and then you want to mod podge it the
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same way we do wallpaper but do not use
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excessive amounts of the Mod Podge
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because what will happen is the paper
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will start the bubble and crinkle you
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don’t want that you just want a very
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thin even layer all the way down on the
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wood then you want to put that on there
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press it real good smooth it out let it
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dry once it’s dry then put the top code
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one when that’s dry then you want to
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take in lay it flat like this take your
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box cutter and cut right along the edge
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i made that template part with the
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pattern on it bigger because you could
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have that time for that space to cut it
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if I didn’t do that then you might not
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have it accurate and you don’t want to
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have that ok so again this is just a
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piece of cardboard and you can see where
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i don’t have a clue on there i got a
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little bit more glue it’s recycle i’ll
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put a little piece of glue on there and
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that’ll cover that and you can see the
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gloss from now having that plan
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stick on there now this is just recycled
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but you can also get off sheet
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protectors and they’re about the same
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thickness and you can use that
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and I just painted a light yellow I may
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have to go back and put a little bit
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darker yellow on it because my print out
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a little bit lighter than a little bit
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more yellow than the actual color
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opinionated with that’s it
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hopefully this tutorial was helpful and
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don’t forget to Like and subscribe below
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leave a comment question or suggestion
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and if you decide to make one of these
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little arcade games definitely share
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with us because i’d love to see how you
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do it and we will be making more until
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next time have a great day