I loved Barbies…and I love the my daughter loves them too. But I totally don’t love having to buy Barbie Furniture at the store…hello! Expensive! So I’ve got an easy diy for a barbie chair and barbie couch that is made out of a TISSUE BOX!
This tutorial can be used for both a Barbie chair and a Barbie couch depending on what size of tissue box you use!
What you need to make a Barbie couch or chair
- Tissue box
- hot glue
- fabric (the fluffier the better)
How to make a Barbie Couch
I did put together a quick video–but if you have questions check down below!
First…grab a tissue box!
You are going to measure and cut out a square..One on each side.
I sketch out the square and cut it out. To be honest…this size varies depending on size of a box. around 3 inches is standard.
There needs to be one on each side…same spot!
I’m strategic about were I place my square. I want it opposite to where the whole of the tissue is.
I took a ruler and scored across the from cut out square to cut out square (this makes bending the box into shape a little easier)
You have to put a little muscle into it…but bend the box into the chair shape!
I used the leftover tissue box to seal up the whole (just to reinforce it). I use tape and then add tape over all the edges–once again to reinforce it!
How to cover a chair with fabric
Time for the pretty part! FABRIC! I totally recommend using fun fluffy fabric. It’s easier to cover up the edges and make it look nice!
I basically wrap it like a present. Hot glue will be your friend. For the arms of the couch and chair I just roll up the fabric and hot glue it on!
The white fabric is so fluffy you can’t see any seams!
They turned out so cute ! and so much cheaper than buying a set at the store!
and guess what…Barbie loves it!
If you want to pin this for later…here you go:
You can see the barbie organizer I made
and the fun barbie tent
and of course an easy barbie bed out of a shoebox!