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Christmas Decorations for Dollhouse and Miniature Christmas Scenes

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Deck the halls of your dollhouse for Christmas, or use these illustrated how to projects to make items for a miniature Christmas scene. Toys, wreaths, christmas crackers, trees and decorations, including how to tie tiny parcel bows, even step by step instructions for traditional Christmas plants and available in several dollhouse scales.

1. Dollhouse Christmas Trees

Realistic dollhouse miniature Christmas tree made from a bottle brush and bits of lycopodium moss.
Photo © 2007 Lesley Shepherd

A Christmas tree is a must in dolls house decorations. There are a range of different ways to make them, but the most realistic trees are made from Lycopodium moss, which resembles evergreen branches with needles. Lycopodium (princes pine) is only available for a short time, usually beginning in August, after the harvest, so start looking for it early from craft and florist suppliers if you want a superb dollhouse tree.

Ways to Make Christmas trees and Evergreen trees for Dollhouses and Christmas Villages

2. Make Ornaments for Dollhouse Miniature Christmas Trees

Beads of various shapes on a six inch high Christmas tree
Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Luckily there are a range of ways to make scale miniature ornaments. Beads and tiny bows are an ideal choice, but there are many others you can make to add a personal style or period feel to your tree. Remember to choose materials and colors that will show up well in your setting. Sparkle and shine are important factors that draw attention to a tiny tree, while more subtle sheens from velvets can fade in the background if they aren't in strongly contrasting colors.

Miniature Ornaments to Make for Dollhouse Christmas Trees:

3. Make Traditonal Christmas Decorations

A 1:12 scale dolls house Christmas kissing ball of miniature mistletoe.
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4. Make Traditional Toys for Under a Dolls House Tree

A dolls house scale walking penguin toy with flapping feet.
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You can make simple toys to set under a dollhouse tree, or at the foot of a bed for a dollhouse child. Some projects for suitable toys include:

5. Make Dollhouse Scale Home Furnishings For Christmas

A finished petite point Christmas stocking with a "Cabin in the Woods" design in 1:12 scale
Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

From seasonal welcome mats, to Christmas tree skirts, Christmas stockings and miniature fireplace mantels, there are lots of simple seasonal additions you can add to decorate a dollhouse.

6. Make Dishes for a Christmas Feast

Printable paper plates and kitchen canisters in a Christmas rose design
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Sets of Christmas dishes help you lay a festive table. Although these pieces are all made from paper, the effect can be very realistic, especially if you fill the casseroles and plates with festive foods.

7. Make Traditional Plants and Flowers for A Dollhouse Christmas

A dolls house doll holds a pot with three different color variations of poinsettias.
Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

You can use these miniature plants and flowers for Christmas floral arrangements, or as stand alone miniature plants for dollhouse scenes. Don't forget that dollhouse miniatures make great decorations for a full scale Christmas Tree as well!

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