So one thing I definitely wanted for my dollhouse bathroom was a shower curtain. I've looked everywhere and simply wasn't able to find what I was looking for. Mini stores online and those with mini items locally (Hobby Lobby and Michael's) sell every bathroom accessory imaginable, but no shower curtains. I really dislike the idea of an open tub, I mean who has something like that in their house?
Somewhere online I found a reference that said a shower cap could be used to make a dollhouse shower curtain. I swear I pinned the link, but I can't find it now to save my life. If I come across it again I will update this post to give credit. Anyway I bought a pack of 3 shower caps from CVS and thought I would give it a try. These are the thin plastic kind that sort of have the same look and feel of a vinyl shower curtain.
I used my ruler and pen to mark off the largest area of flat plastic that I could manage. The measurements for the bath tub that I am using are roughly 5"L x 2-1/2"W. So my curtain ended up being about 7-1/2" wide since my curtain wraps around the foot of the tub. I forget how tall my plastic ended up being, but when I hung the curtain I made sure it was tall enough to hide a standard size doll. I used the beige colored cap with polka dots as the shower curtain and the blue cap as the liner to go behind it.
I folded about the top 1/8" of an inch of plastic over and glued it down to make the top trim a bit more sturdy. Then I used a stick pin and poked a hole through about every 1/2" or so. Then I threaded silver jump rings through to use as curtain rings. For a shower rod I used a white metal clothes hanger. The thin ones are really easy to bend. Then I glued two beads onto the walls where I wanted the rod to hang. I strung my curtain on and slide the rod ends into the two beads.
This is just a first attempt, but I can already see things that I would change for next time. I will probably go back and use a sturdier glue for the beads because when I pull the curtain open to one side the rod starts to droop. Either that or I will have to find a way to support the middle of the shower rod. The shower caps were easy enough to cut with an Xacto knife, but I'd like to find a better way to seal the edges for a more finished look. I also like how the shower curtain doesn't hit the floor, but I think it would also look nice if the curtain fell just inside the tub. I can't make up my mind!
I'll update more as I start to add in accessories and glue the fixtures into place. Next I want to work on a shower head and maybe a rug for the tub. Tile would be cold on bare feet, right? ;)