This is the outside. It ties at the top to keep it shut.
When you open it you will find 4 metal pages (8 front and back).
This is the front page.
I found the metal sheets at Home Depot. However, it took me asking 5 people before someone knew what I could use. I first found sheets of aluminum which is not magnetic. Then I explored painting with magnetic paint. The paint was something like $36, which I wasn't willing to pay. (But later I found a smaller amount in a spray can for $11 at Hobby Lobby.) Anyway, I then thought I could cut a cookie sheet- which is actually what I tried to do the night before but couldn't cut it. So I asked at Home Depot for something that would cut a cookie sheet. This is the 5th person to help me and he asked me what I would be cutting. I told him and told him what I really came in there for and he said he had something and took me right to it. You can get a cookie sheet at the $1 store, so that would be the cheapest route if you had the tools to cut it. But the metal sheet I bought were a little less than $5 each. They were huge though. So I cut them in half. The sides could be sharp so I covered them with pink Duck tape.
I found different pictures on the internet to print for the backgrounds. I printed some at home on photo paper- which is what I recommend. I had Greg print me some on legal size paper, but when I put those pages on they wrinkled badly.
I ModPodged the pages onto the metal. Now she can put her dolls right on the page without them sliding around.
And the playroom.
On the back page I created a pocket where she can keep the dolls and outfits while she is not playing with them.
One thing I would like to do but I really don't know how, it to create one more page of pockets. The pockets need to close. This little set came with 100's of pieces. I would like to create a pocket for shoes, dresses, pants, crowns, wings, winter coats, etc. That way it would be easy to find what you need. I still have to figure out how to do it, but I will probably make one at some point.
I just love how it turned out and Ashley loves it too. She does say it is a bit heavy to carry though.