Martha Stewart Video – Making Dollhouses from Made to Play!

If anyone wants to see how the Martha Stewart show went, here’s a video. It was a blast making dollhouses together!

If you’d like, here is a behind the scenes look at the Martha Stewart TV Show.

Here are the dollhouses I brought to New York for the show.


  1. December 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    This is SO COOL!! You did great!

  2. Ingrid
    December 2, 2011 at 12:01 am

    awesome joel!!! you did so great! love the dollshouse too, so inpiring :)

  3. December 2, 2011 at 9:42 am

    You really get the sense that she didn't want to stop decorating and playing. How fantastic! Congrats, Joel!

  4. Patricia Ágreda Ferrán
    December 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations, Joel!!! You were fantastic!!! How lucky Martha was for having been toy making with you :)

  5. rbishko
    December 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    great stuff! i love the ideas that you have. thanks rb

  6. Jackie
    December 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Completely awesome! Congratulations again. xxoo

  7. Liara
    December 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Wonderful job! I love how easy this is and how easy it would be to change around and redecorate.

  8. December 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Congratulations, Joel, and well done! Looks like she had a great time, and it's good to read that you did, too.

  9. Angie
    December 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    The dollhouse is genius. Congratulations on your book and Martha appearance. Love your blog.

  10. December 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    so awesome!!! such an amazing opportunity for you and so neat to see you in person! I loved this kind of thing when I was little and will make some little rooms for sure for my daughter..

  11. December 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    [...] They have been spending some time working on their “Joel Henriques” doll house. [...]

  12. December 19, 2011 at 7:52 am

    My son has wanted a little A-frame, but I was not sure I would be able to swing a complicated project. I got inspired after watching your clip. It is essentially what you have here, with some shims added to make the a-frame. It also sports a pinwheel wind turbine, a cork and guinness cap table, and even a pool. He's been enjoying it immensely. Thanks for the great idea!

    1. December 19, 2011 at 8:03 am

      Wow, that sounds really awesome! I'd love to see a photo of it I you take one. You could share it on or even email it to me joel (at) madebyjoel (dot) com

  13. Katherine Nash
    December 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    My cousin Ginny Jackson told me about your site and your projects. I love it! What a great imagination! Wish I had little ones again. I know they would have loved it. Best wishes, Katherine Nash

    1. December 28, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Cool! Thanks Katherine!

  14. April 26, 2012 at 7:30 am

    You are adorable! I've admired your work, your blog, your simple, creative style for some time. It's nice to see who the man is behind Made by Joel. Great show!

  15. July 11, 2012 at 6:35 am

    [...] Doll houses designed by Joel Henriques from the book Made To Play! {Check out the video tutorial he did with [...]

  16. October 12, 2012 at 9:14 am

    [...] want to make these so I can play with [...]

  17. Esme
    November 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I'm nine. I made this dollhouse and used your little paper cats as the occupants.

    1. November 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Ah, that's a great idea! Nice one Esme!

  18. Laurence W
    November 11, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Congratulations ! Such great ideas !

  19. November 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    This is so cool! I just recently discovered your blog and really look forward to reading it. Congrats!

    1. November 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks Lizzie!!

  20. November 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

    [...] UPDATE: If you’d like to watch my segment on the show you can watch it here. [...]

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