Learn a simple skill that will help you make all kinds of projects inexpensively. The dolls house garden gate bed uses wooden stir or craft sticks shaped by needle files, or sandpaper on a sanding block. The techniques you use here, can be used to shape a number of custom items from wood.
If you don't need a bed for a doll or dolls' house bedroom, use the pickets to make gates for a miniature garden scene, or model horse show jumps using the same technique. Although you can make the project from stock craft wood, making it from stir sticks has a certain thrifty appeal. It also amazes your friends. Get them to save you stir sticks.
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