Make your own troll house using plastic recyclables and a few dollar store finds!
If you are a loyal follower or newbie stalker (don’t worry, I encourage blog stalkers!) you may know that I’m a teeny bit obsessed with the movie Trolls. It’s quite possible I have a little stash of these cute troll figures in a space that my kids are unaware of. Yes. I hide them and I don’t share!
But in this instance, I did share the houses with my kids. I actually took them to the next level and made them an entire troll fairy garden. You can see that amazing DIY project next week when I unveil it right here!
So raid your recycle bin, grab some spray paint, hit up the dollar store or your scrap fabric stash and let’s get started!
How to make a Troll House
- Recycled Plastic Containers, washed and dried (such as a frosting tub, small milk jug and flavored creamer container)
- Small and Large Plastic Bowls
- Utility Knife
- Permanent Markers
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Felt Flower Stickers
- E6000 Glue
- Spray Paint: Rust-oleum Ultra Cover 2x in Berry Pink, Seaside, Sun Yellow & Real Orange
Before I began, I set aside my containers and bowls and made sure they fit onto the containers in a configuration that I liked. The larger house had two bowls on top to make it the biggest and the frosting container and small milk jug looked best with one container.
- Use a permanent marker to make a small door on each of the houses. Trim the larger container by marking the top. Use a utility knife to cut out the door and cut the container to be shorter.
- If desired, use spray paint to paint the bowls and the houses. Let set to dry completely.
- Trim a piece of fabric so it covers a container. Use mod podge with a paint brush to cover the container and the fabric liberally, smoothing out wrinkles as you go. For some containers that are open on the top, you can tuck the fabric into the bottle. For the bottom, simply fold and apply mod podge to the bottom of the container, overlapping it. Use a utility knife to cut out the door and wrap it inside the house and affix with hot glue.
Some containers will require use of a popsicle stick or pen cap to tuck the fabric into the folds as shown.
Do the same with a bowl if desired, covering it with mod podge and let set to dry completely.
- Use glue to affix the top house bowls to the houses. Apply a liberal amount to the rim of the house and attach the bowl. Let set overnight to dry.
- As a final step, apply fun flowers to your houses, trimming if necessary to fit.
- Add your trolls figurines and you’re troll house is complete!
If you need more trolls ideas, recipes and craft projects, click here! From no bake snack mixes, to fuse bead trolls to trolls party favors, we have it all!