DIY mums are creating their own incredible LOL Surprise doll houses to avoid spending £250 this Christmas

THERE’S just under three weeks to go until the big day, and many parents are sure to find the LOL Surprise House on their little one’s wish list.

But at £250 a pop, thrifty mums are making their own houses for the dolls, and they’re seriously impressive.

Taking to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK, run by money saving mum Holly Smith, one shared her crafty efforts.

She posted a photo of a simple wooden dolls house that she had since decorated, which cost her a 7th of the price of the official merchandise.

Captioning her post she wrote: “My daughter wanted a house for her LOL dolls, the size of the actual LOL one is too big for her room plus I wouldn't pay £200 that's ridiculous.

“This house total cost was £34.50. I'm going to paint the inside all white I think and hope she will like it.”

Her post received over a thousand likes and hundreds of comments from fellow mums admitting that they had done exactly the same, sharing snaps of their own houses.

One mum shared a video of the interiors of a house that she had decorated with diamante and LOL Surprise stickers.

Sharing another photo, a third mum wrote: “My Parents done the same for my daughter last year! She loves it, as it’s more personalised to her.”

“I did one for my daughter’s birthday this week” added another, posting a photo of the pretty pink wooden construction she had made.

  • LOL Surprise House, £250, Hamleys – buy here

The dolls themselves were the best-selling toy last Christmas, according to retail tracking service NDP Group, and there is no sign of their popularity slowing.

And Amazon named the £29.99 OMG doll series as one of this year’s top-ten gifts from Santa.

In other news, we told you how B&M is selling LOL Surprise baubles for just £2.

And we told you how Asda is selling LOL Surprise Monopoly for as little as £1.25.

Plus we told you how Asda is selling LOL Surprise blankets for just 70p.

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