Turning any table into the best playhouse ever

Its been a while since we first discovered Imaginative PlayToys, and the gorgeous handmade felt table covers she makes to turn your card table into oh…say, a pirate ship. Checking back again after awhile I discovered a new shop name and a ton of inspired new designs.

In fact, while writing this post my kids saw the photo below and started shrieking WE WANT THAT! WE WANT THAT! CAN WE GET THAT? like nothing I’ve ever seen. Can you blame them?


If you look closely you’ll see the houses are carefully constructed with real doors that open, “mailboxes” with flaps that lift up and down with pieces of removable mail, curtains that can be opened and closed, and even a custom address or name over the door. The details are pretty phenomenal. In fact check out the cupcakery play house that comes with 40 removable (and delicious) play pieces or that paper doll playhouse above. It’s just…mindblowing to me.

Each one is entirely custom made to your specs (including your table size) which accounts for the “very special gift” pricing. But hey, if you’re crafty you’re in luck — Julie is also now selling more than 20 DIY children’s playhouse patterns for $20 or less, so you can put together your very own felt playhouses and accessories. Talk about a special gift. –Liz

Find the custom children’s felt card table playhouses online at Etsy shop Miss Pretty Pretty, formerly known as Imaginative Play Toys.


Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cool Mom Picks network. This makes her very happy.

1 Comment

  • Reply September 17, 2012


    That is a very creative idea of turning a table into a playhouse. I’ve been saving money for a cubby house for my granddaughter but this idea would be cool as well. Thanks for the useful post.

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