Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Miniature Bohemian Bedroom

miniature bohemian bedroom

I was going to try and wait to post this on Friday but I am too excited.  I'm so happy with the latest scene I put together.  It's a good thing to take a break every once in a while, you come back stronger!

miniature bedroom

You'll probably recognize a lot of stuff from previous projects.  But there are some new things too.

boho bedroom

The lamp, for example, is new.  I made it using a makeup lid and another chess piece.  The drift wood is something I've had forever and only recently saw a way to use it finally.  And there are some pieces that I haven't used in a long time like the clear side tables.

witchy miniatures

I also put in some mini "crystals".  They are from my collection of Pecos Diamonds that I collected as a kid.  I feel it makes it a little witchy.

miniature bedroom

I also finally used that little tray that my friend gave me a while back.

miniature bedroom dresser

I placed a bunch of teeny tiny sea shells in a bowl on the dresser and a candle that I've hardly used.

miniature cat

The chest is an incense holder.  As for the cat, I need to try and paint them to make them look a little better at some point.

miniature boho

The room was a little bland before I realized what was missing.  Plants!  So I put plants EVERYWHERE!  They really make the room so much better.

boho miniatures

I just love all the colors in this room.  The blues, oranges and pinks!  Notice the pink rug?  I will have to build a permanent room box to repeat this scene for keeps soon.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Witchy Junk Journal

No miniatures here today.  In fact, I'll be taking a little break from minis.  It has been a little difficult trying to keep up posting to this blog 3 times a week.  Plus I have my other two blogs that I've barely been able to keep up with so from now on, I'll only be posting to this blog once a week.  Besides, that will give me more time to visit all of your lovely blogs.  In fact, drop a link in the comments below and give me something new to check out.

Now, on to the fun stuff.  I made a new junk journal.  It is now my favorite thing ever.  I am still in the process of fixing it up but I wanted to share with you what I have so far.

My book of witchcraft

diy book of spells

I plan on using this journal for my list of herbal apothecary ingredients, recipes for things such my mulberry and dandelion jams, and recipes for other things from diy cleaning supplies to salves and bath bombs.  It is 200 pages with lots of pockets and tuck spots.  I made it a little thin so that I can add to it if I need to.

junk journal pockets

Here is a picture of me deciding on what pockets and flip outs I'd put in it.

junk journal cover

Here is the cover before it was finished.  I used an old dictionary cover.

junk journal inside cover

And the above picture was the incomplete inside cover.  The pictures below are of my favorite pages from the book.

velvety paper

Though I used mostly my own stash of scrap paper, a friend of mine let me raid her stash and I definitely took advantage including the above's velvety paper.

junk journal scraps

junk journal paper bag pockets

This pocket was made from the bottom of a paper bag.  

junk journal flip outs

This part flips out for more writing space.

junk journal yellow pocket

junk journal page

junk journal library pocket

junk journal fairy

junk journal blue page

junk journal black pocket

junk journal layered pocket

junk journal page

I hope you enjoyed the pictures.  I'll see you next week with a new craft.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Short and Sweet: Mini Pyrex Bowl

miniature pyrex bowls

Remember the red pyrex bowl I made a while back?  Well, I thought I would try to make another one but this time using the packaging from some chewable mints.

However, I am having difficulties getting all the foil off so if any of you lovely people have a solution for that, drop it down in the comments.  I would be most appreciative.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Miniature Bathroom

miniature bathroom

I made a miniature bathroom but there is no toilet because I haven't figured out how to make one.

I  made the tub from some packing material I saved.  I painted the bottom black and the inside white.

miniature bathroom sink

We threw away an old broken fold up Barbie house recently but I salvaged what I could from it including this sing that I glued to the table.

miniature bathroom sink

As for the little shelf...

I found these little metal bits in my husband's junk drawer.  He has no idea what they are but I saw some use for them along with some Dollar Tree jenga blocks.

miniature bathroom

I had originally wanted to make it a wall shelf but I liked the way it looked in the corner.

miniature toilet paper holder

I also made a toilet paper holder similar to the one I made for paper towels as seen here.

diy miniature toilet paper roll

And the above picture is how I made the toilet paper rolls.

mini bathroom

I liked how it turned out.  Now if I could just figure out how to make a toilet...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Miniature Toy Shelf

mini toy shelf

I picked up this little box at a 2nd hand shop for about 50 cents last week.  I think it was for letter cards but I turned it into a shelf.  I may add more shelving to it further down the road.

miniature toy shelf

I painted the inside to make the toys stand out more.  And I used my new lamp again for this scene.

miniature dinosaurs

I love my mini dinosaurs.

miniature toys

mini toys

I did add to the elephant pull toy, but after these pictures were taken.  So I'll post new pictures of him next time.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Napkin Ring Tables

red top miniature table

I picked up these napkin rings at a local 2nd hand shop four for 50 cents and thought they'd make neat table bases.  I painted some wooden disks and glued them on.

brass top miniature table

I still have two more to do something with.

miniature lamp

I also finished the plastic Dollar Tree lamp.  I ended up painting it a similar color to what it already was and added a little black bead on top.  I think I still might change it again down the road and next time I think I will try painting it with nail polish.

I also wanted to let you all know that I will not be posting again until next Wednesday since we will be going to see the husband's family in Indiana this weekend.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Miniature Pull Toy

miniature pull toy

This is my first attempt at a miniature pull toy.  I'm going to owe my children some new toy animals by the time I'm done with the ones they already have.

I glued an elephant onto a cut piece of popsicle stick and added some wooden "wheels".  I cut and glued on a piece of string for the front. 


I thought the elephant looked a little bland so I found a piece of ribbon and cut out a piece to glue on his back.

mini pull toy

I'm not certain what else to add to make him more festive looking.  Or should I just leave him as is?