Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Trash To Treasure: DIY Miniature Books

I cut up the edge of an old magazine.

diy miniature books

Then I covered them with scraps of paper, some scrapbook paper and some from the inside of envelopes.

miniature books on shelf

I love how they came out and plan on making a bunch more.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Miniature Well Traveled Room Scene

miniature room

Playing with the minis again.  This time I created what I'm calling the "Well Traveled Room".

miniature bird cage

I'm calling it that because I have a lot of items that display different parts of the world, like this little Eiffel Tower statue and my oriental vase.

miniature figurines

I got to use a few of my tiny figurines.

charms for miniatures

My favorites are the tiny charms I have on the desk.  They include a canoe, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Roman Amphitheater. They are so tiny that they can sit on my finger nail.

miniature office

Friday, November 9, 2018

Miniature Oriental Screen Scene

This is a short but sweet post.
Oriental screen scene

I've been playing with the minis again.

miniature scene

I have had this beautiful oriental screen for some time.  I just love it.  So for this scene, I tried to pair it with similar art and colors.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Trash To Treasure: Modern Dollhouse Build

I built a dollhouse in like, 30 minutes.  I know, it doesn't have a lot of wall space, that is why I'm calling it modern.

It was mostly free though.  I used scrap wood from a broken desk and wood blocks that I bought at a yard sale last year.  A little bit of wood glue and Voila!

Now, here is where all you come in.  What color do I paint it?  I was thinking white?  Or...

Monday, November 5, 2018

Miniature Living Room Scene

miniature living room

Been playing with the minis again.  When I do a serious project I'll be sure to let you know haha.  This time, in my temporary display room, I made a living room space.  The T.V. stand was an incense container.

miniature decor

I have mini landmark toys that I used to homeschool my girls that I decided to try out with my dollhouse minis.  I think the Eiffel Tower suits this room fine.

diy miniature couch

I made the couch but am not very happy with it.  I think it's too big and the quick cushion I made for it doesn't fit very well.

dollhouse living room

All and all, I'm still happy with the results.  I do however, need to replace the picture on my magnet television. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Miniature Halloween Scene

miniature Halloween scene

I've had the idea in mind for some time now.  After I bought the witch at the Dollar Tree anyway.  Again, this is a temporary setting, just playing with the minis again.

miniature witch

She's just the right size.  I think I'll keep her.

miniature skeleton

I already had the skeleton from previous projects, but he too, was from the Dollar Tree.

Miniature Halloween party

The banner was made from old packaging.  And the bowl of candy are candy sprinkles.  And the chair was from the Dollar Tree.

miniature witch's shelf

Now for the shelf.  On top I have a crystal ball which is a marble with a bead base, a plant which was a cut off from a fish tank plant and a bead, and a small Christmas ornament with the top taken off and a washer for a base.

The second shelf, I have a handful of the tiny wreaths and another fish tank plant cut off and bead.

Third shelf, I little tea set (missing a piece however) and some bead bottles.

The fourth shelf, I had the clear one for a while, it came in a pack also from the Dollar Tree.  The other glass bottle I found at a yard sale for $1 and another bead bottle.  The large canister is another wooden bead with a button on top.  And then the books are just cut pieces of popsicle sticks with covers glued over.

Click on the pictures for a larger view and please let me know what you think of this room in the comments.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Miniature Kitchen Scene

miniature kitchen display

I don't currently have a mini kitchen set but I have been playing with some ideas for a DIY set.  Above is me playing around with some of those ideas.

above view miniature kitchen

I made the little cabinet and plates inside the cabinet using the pull tops from my creamer bottles.

diy dollhouse miniatures

I don't have many of the proper tools for miniature making but I make do.

mini kitchen display

Now I just need to figure out a stove, sink and fridge.