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Miniature Projects to Make for Special Seasons and Holidays

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Make miniatures to use as decorations for holidays and special seasons. These miniatures can be made for dollhouse scenes, or as stand alone decorations in a range of sizes and scales. Projects for Valentine's day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Patriotic holidays can all be found on this list

1. Valentine's Day Miniatures

These printable Victorian and Edwardian heart shaped boxes can be made in three dolls house scales.
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Printable heart shaped boxes, Victorian heart shaped boxes, miniature paper roses, floral bouqets and collectible vintage valentine postcards are some of the easy to make Valentines miniatures.

Miniature Valentines Projects and Decorations.

2. St Patrick's Day Miniatures

The interior of a mint tin ready to decorate with miniatures for St. Patricks Day.
Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Here are a range of miniatures to celebrate St. Patrick's Day or your Irish heritage, from a decorated mint tin with your choice of Irish backdrops, to two styles of miniature shillelagh or a printable shamrock tea service.

3. Easter Projects

Decorated and painted miniature wooden eggs display photos for an Easter display.
Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Make a wide range of Easter projects for decorations or displays with these easy-to-follow instructions. Many of these projects can be made in several dolls' house scales or used in 1:12 scale as table or Easter tree decorations.

Miniature Easter Projects and Decorations

4. Mother's Day Miniatures or Birthday or Retirement Gifts For Mom

This multi-layered printable card spells Mom with space for photos or your personal message.
Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Cards, boxes and miniature gifts to make for a special Mom.

Mother's Day Miniatures

5. Father's Day Miniatures or Birthday or Retirement Gifts For Dad

Lambswool to hold fishing flies and a photo of Izaac Walton's fishing site on the Dove River.
Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

You can make your Dad a miniature cowboy or pirate hat, a working trouble light for his die cast car collection, or a decorated mint tin to hold a fishing or emergency kit. There is also a printable Dad card you can personalize for birthday, retirement or Father's Day.

6. Patriotic Miniatures

American themed dollhouse paper plates and a cup.
Design ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Celebrate national days or country themes with these national flag themed printables. These are easy and inexpensive projects for a range of scale scenes.

7. Fall, Harvest and Thanksgiving Projects

A roll of brown kraft paper makes a stem on the top of a dolls house scale paper mache pumpkin.
Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

For Thanksgiving, harvest festivals and fall displays there are a wide variety of needlework projects, baskets, fall plants, decorative boxes and printables to make. They can be made as miniatures in various scales, used for seasonal miniature landscapes, or as decorations.

Thanksgiving and Fall Miniatures

8. Halloween Projects

Dolls house scale skeleton in a miniature coffin box made of paper
Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Treat boxes, paper witches, Halloween kitchen ware, special lighting and other projects in a range of materials can be adapted for dolls' house displays or decorations for a Halloween party.

Halloween Miniature Projects

9. Christmas Projects

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

These easy projects for adults and children can be used for traditional Christmas ornaments, villages and decorations, or adapted to suit other winter celebrations. Several of them are scaled to work as traditional railway villages, and there are also items suitable for gifts or for decorative packaging. Many are designed in traditional dolls house scales.

Miniature Christmas Projects

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