Use a one-quart wooden berry-box for the china closet . Turn the empty box facing you, and slide the prongs of a clothespin up through the open crack at the lower right hand of the box. Allow one prong of the clothespin to come on the outside and the other prong on the inside of the thin wooden side of the box; adjust the clothespin well to the front edge of the box, and it will form the right-hand front leg of the china closet. Add another leg in like manner on the same side of the b
Fig. 7—The berry-basket china closet.
Fig. 8—Slide clothespins on the basket for legs.
The prongs of the clothespins do not reach up to the top of the inside of the box, but leave sufficient space for a shelf. Make the shelf by laying a clothespin across from side to side, supported by the prongs of the back legs, and another across, supported by the prongs of the front legs . The clothespin used for the front of the shelf will probably have to be a trifle longer than that for the back, as the box is wider in front than at the back. Set some toy dishes on the top, the shelf, and the inside bottom of the china closet, as in .
With another quart berry-box and four more clothespins make the
Slide the prongs of a clothespin down on either side of the box at the four corners , then turn the table right side up, placing it on its feet. Set the table with toy dishes, and dinner will be ready .
Fig. 9—Slide the prongs of the clothespins down on the sides of the box.
Fig. 10—Make the doll's table.
The table can be turned into a dressing-case by standing two clothespins on their heads at each side of the back of the top of the table, and sliding a piece of stiff paper across from clothespin to clothespin between the prongs for a mirror . Of course, the addition of a fringed white paper, or cloth scarf, over the top of the dressing-case would enhance its appearance, as would also a table-cloth over the top of the dinner table, but the covers were purposely omitted in the photographs that one may see exactly how the articles were made.
Fig. 12—A perfect little bassinet.
Fig. 13—The bassinet without the drapery.
A comical little berry-basket
Fig. 14—A comical berry-basket "bow-wow".
Fig. 15—Put the legs on slantingly.
shows two clothespin horses attached to a