Miniatures: Most Popular Articles
Quick measurement references based on your body, or common coins, that you can always use to measure items you are interested in buying to see if they are close to a particular scale.
Age or weather raw wood easily with these instructions that use basic household materials. Create a silvery aged finish for any untreated wood,in order to quickly age craft and shabby chic projects or match replaced sections of fences or furniture.
Information you need to know about choosing a dwarf or miniature fruit tree to suit your situation and needs, including special rootstocks, special pruning and tips on growing in pots.
Step by step instructions for detailed dollhouse and miniature furniture projects made from craft wood using simple handtools. These clear photo instructions help develop techniques that can be used for many styles of furniture and historic periods.
Free printable miniature projects and tutorials for original accessories for dollhouse and model scenes. These include dollhouse and shop miniatures, doll clothing, miniature tea sets books, souvenirs, wallpapers, boxes and bags, printable buildings and glitter houses for model villages and train layouts, as well as gift boxes and treat or favor containers.
Free custom doll clothes patterns with step by step photo instructions to help you make a range of clothes for any size of doll. The list includes small scale printable fabrics, reference books on doll clothing, and sources for specialized patterns, fabrics and trims. This information is useful for creating dress up clothing for play dolls as well as dressing collectible dolls house dolls
List of websites with links to free printable card buildings for railroad or dollhouse scale scenes or game terrains.
Techniques and tips for priming and sealing mdf (medium density fiberboard) for a better paint finish for any type of project including dolls houses and displays.
Information on building materials used to construct model buildings and dolls houses in various scales.
Make dollhouse furniture and accessories easily with these beginner's scale miniature projects. Each tutorial is designed to give a beginner experience with a particular technique or material. The projects are linked to other related projects or further information about the materials used and all are designed to be adaptable to several doll house scales.
Use twigs to make a range of furniture pieces in miniature scales which are suitable for fairy gardens indoors and out.
Use this two page list of free dolls' house plans and online sources for free and purchased plans to build dollhouses in a range of styles and scales, including fashion dolls, as well as traditional 1:12 and 1:24 scale. Many of these plans for doll houses are easy to build.
This easy to sew miniature bunny is a great project for a beginning sewer. At three inches tall, it will fit alongside several popular woodland creature play figures.
Learn the common dollhouse scales, 1:6, 1:12, 1:16, 1:24, 1:48 and how to check which scale you have.
List of easy to make miniatures and models to help students or groups create dioramas for class or club projects
Tips on paints, brushes, and faux painting effects to help you make stand out miniatures.
List of plants (with photos) that suit the creation of miniature or fairy garden landscapes or garden railroads or fit with smaller scale buildings in the garden or in a container.
Information about growing Kordana miniature roses
How to make poseable miniature dolls for dolls houses or scale railroads using sculpting techniques and polymer clay, air dry clay, or epoxy putty.
Uses of acrylic paint across the field of miniatures. When to use acrylic paint, what types to use, how to clean up.
Make an inexpensive easter display tree from wire to hold your collectible easter ornaments.
Three traditional printable cottages and landscaped bases for an N-scale Christmas village scene in traditional North American Putz or Glitter style.
How to use miniature water pumps to make recycling water features for model scenes, dollhouses and fairy gardens.
Tips and techniques for using two part epoxy resins to simulate water effects in miniatures and scale model scenes.
Step by Step illustrated instructions to make a rustic twig chair for a miniature doll's house cabin front porch in 1:12 dollhouse or other scale. This furniture is very easy and inexpensive to make.
Build this easy front opening dollhouse or dolls house bookcase from a standard sheet of Baltic Birch plywood using these free plans and step by step instructions, including how to build windows and doors. The dollhouse can be used for play or as a piece of furniture to hide clutter on bookshelves.
How to make a landscaped miniature or fairy garden in a broken plant pot.
Information on using super glues, crazy glues or instant glues or cyanoacrylate glues for models, miniatures and dolls house miniatures.
Miniature flowering bulbs bloom early and make a colorful display in your garden. You can use them as early groundcover, in containers, or as spring color for fairy gardens or garden railroads.
Use a butane kitchen torch, embossing heat tool, or heat gun to bend plastic for miniatures and models.
These printable village buildings can be used for a Christmas railroad layout, or made into tree decorations or dolls houses for inside a 1:12 scale dollhouse.
Make a range of dollhouse miniature and play scale foods with easy to follow photo tutorials. Instructions for cakes, cookies, snacks, and main courses.
How to separate the parts of a decorative paper punch with a plastic cover. Page 4.
How to custom fit a bodice or torso 'sloper' or basic pattern to any doll, including dolls house dolls, model horse rider dolls, fashion dolls, Barbie™, BJD's and larger dolls including the American Girl Dolls.
Free printable dollhouse scale wallpaper, backdrops, and fabric designs for roomboxes,and dolls houses or scrapbooks. Designs are available in several scales including 1:12, 1:24 and 1:48 scale and print easily on letter sized paper.
Information about the history and current new introductions of Wade Whimsies collectible miniatures.
List of top companies making 1:18 scale die cast car models including new model cars, muscle cars and historic racing models.
How to use polymer clay for miniature modelling projects - information about safe handling, storage and curing of polymer clay including information on various brands such as Fimo, Cernit, Premo, Kato PolyClay and Sculpey.
How to choose hook sizes and threads for miniature and dolls house crochet projects
How to make simple scale model stone walls and buildings from painted and coated styrofoam bead board or dense insulation foam sheets.
Most popular makers of miniature buildings, cottages and villages.
Make a set of printable miniature flower containers for a dolls house florist, corner shop or dolls house interior. These free printables are in scales of 1:6, 1:12, 1:24 and 1:48
Make miniature model palm trees in several model scales for gaming terrains, railroad scenes, dolls houses, or Christmas Nativity scenes using paper and wire, or fabric plant leaves.
Description of 1:12 scale and how to work out various sizes of objects in this scale for die cast cars, model railroads, dolls houses and other miniature items.
List of galleries of show and reference photos for miniaturists, dolls house builders, and model railroad scenes.
DIY wedding miniatures for wedding favors, ring pillows, table and cake decorations for showers and weddings as well as souvenir keepsakes for special anniversaries.
These miniature plants and flowers can be made in several dollhouse and model scales from 1:48 to 1:6 and are useful for all kinds of miniature garden scenes, floral arrangements or as decorations or gifts.
Make 1:12, 1:24 or 1:48 dollhouse scale paper roses for a miniature display or for use with other miniature scenes.
Review of 3D Nail Art Molds with reference to how they can be used to make miniatures.
Make realistic still or running water features in any model scale using sheet styrene or acrylic over a base of dry floral foam.
Make these miniature Mary Jane style doll shoes from patterns you custom fit to your particular doll.
Step by Step illustrated instructions for making an Adirondack Rustic table for a miniature cabin front porch or doll house, in 1:12 doll's house or other scale. This dollhouse furniture is easy to make.
Dolls' house miniature lamps and lighting projects for beginners who want to explore making their own dollhouse lights. Make a battery operated fire, a chandelier, or several table lamps in dollhouse scale.
Miniature needlework counted designs in cross stitch and petite point from the About.com Guides.
Make your own dolls house scale custom doors, windows, stairs and other building components using simple hand tools and craft materials.
Dollhouse scale projects for custom kitchen cabinets, tables, chairs and other furnishings for a model or dolls' house kitchen. Adapt these projects to make cabinets in your choice of styles, materials and colors.
Tutorial on how to make simple tables for dollhouse, railroad and other scale model or miniature scenes.
Keep your paper punches running smoothly by following these quick tips.
Descriptions of materials used to make,finish, build and display miniatures, what to use and when to make model buildings, dollhouses, and scale miniature items for your collection.
List of the best woodworking hand tools for anyone who likes to make dolls house miniatures, miniature displays and miniature furniture.
Clothespin bridal doll with a veil and pearl necklace.
How to make a range of miniature baskets for dollhouses or miniature displays.
Instructions for easy to make dollhouse windows or windows for model buildings including shop windows, opening casement windows and other styles.
How to use two part silicon mold putty to make moulds to cast a range of miniature projects, including doll's house miniatures and poly clay foods, gaming miniatures and items for model railroads.
This list shows several miniature projects made with simple one or two part silicone molds and polymer clay, two part resin, paperclay, gesso or other materials. The molds can be made by the modeller, or purchased ready made from several suppliers.
Use scrap metal cut from tin cans to make simple scale miniature hinges for dollhouse or other model projects.
Explanation of the process of heating plastic tubing or plastic rod to make bottle necks for dollhouse and model scale bottles. Page 2.
Grow miniature potted carnations as short lived flowering house plants. Growing and caring for miniature potted carnations.
Ways to create scale versions of traditional exterior finishes on model buildings and dolls houses
List of hobby and carving knives and sharpening materials used for miniatures, scale models, and dollhouse miniatures.
How to use a pin vice or pin vise, also known as a twist drill or miniature drill; for miniatures, models, and dollhouse projects.
List of tools for miniaturists modeling or sculpting in clay, polymer clay, paperclay or other modeling materials.
These Easter miniatures can be used for cake, table or basket decorations, displayed on miniature trees, or used to celebrate the season in a dolls house.
Free dollhouse kitchen printables and dinner services you can make for a range of model scenes. The sets include plates, coffee sets, tea sets, casseroles, and kitchen cannisters. Many of these printables have coordinating printable fabrics, wallpapers, and edging paper designs as well.
Use these box building instructions to make a simple dollhouse roombox or custom container for a diorama from illustration board or book board.
List of materials needed to make felted dogs of most breeds in miniature scales. Page 2.
How to choose a brand of polymer or air dry clay for particular miniatures, including dolls house foods, marbled and caned techniques, dolls house dolls, ball jointed dolls, and other popular miniatures. Reviews and comparisons of a wide variety of brands, including several specialized clays.
How to make base cabinets for a custom dollhouse kitchen.
Polly Pocket dolls are available in two completely different size ranges which vary widely in appearance, collectibility and useability for miniatures. Explore information on both styles of Polly Pocket dolls.
List of suppliers and sources of scale wood, lumber or timber in sheets, plywood, stripwood and laser cut details for model buildings, ships, miniature furniture and dolls houses.
How to make a scale miniature bridal bouquet for a doll's house scene, a wedding cake or party or shower table decoration.
How to make custom doors for dollhouses and other model buildings using only handtools,craft wood or sturdy card, and these well illustrated instructions and plans.
How to make dolls house scale miniature plant pots using narrow strips of paper or quilling paper.
Tutorial showing how to make a simple wooden chair in dolls house scale. The chair is glued together with simple butt joins, and parts can be cut with a craft knife or a razor saw from stock sizes of craft wood.
Review of room light and mini lighting LED battery operated LED kits by Evan Designs.
Backstamps in Pottery and Stamp collecting (philately)
Build a simple dolls house in a bookcase box or make a baby house to hold a collection of dolls house roomboxes. The case can be finished with standard doors or dollhouse doors if you want to turn it into a dolls' house. If you change your mind it can be used as a bookcase.
Use simple hand tools to build a basic dolls house scale cupboard or armoire with opening doors.
Printable miniature towers and castles for a Putz Christmas village or an N scale village railroad layout. The towers can also be used as dolls house scale toy castles.
Rosemary Shipman builds beautifully detailed versions of kits with a high level of finish and her version
Making the basic armature for a miniature doll's head. Page 2.
How to print, scale and work with dolls house printables. Best papers to use, construction tips and tools for working with printable miniatures in several scales.
Information about Gatorfoam aka Gatorboard and its uses for building miniature displays and scale buildings.
Make printable 1:144 scale shops and buildings buildings for micro scale dolls houses with finished interiors, as Christmas decorations for a miniature village, as tree ornaments or scaled slightly smaller to create 1:160 or N scale railway buildings.
How to make small quantities of chalk or lime paints for crafts and miniatures using pigments or latex paint and artist's gesso.
How scale is applied to miniatures and models. Information on scales for model railroads scales, antiques, miniature vehicles, gaming figures, dollhouses and finescale.
How to create thatched roofs on scale model buildings and dolls houses using a range of different readily available materials.
Make this free printable village chuch for a dolls house scene or an N scale railroad or Christmas Village
Make this miniature cabin front porch in 1:12 or doll house scale. Constructed as a display shelf it can be hung on a wall to hold a collection of dollhouse miniatures. The building techniques are simple and this is a good project for a beginner new to working with scale buildings or dolls' houses.
How to make a miniature garden gazing ball or gazing globe sized to fit a dollhouse or fairy garden.
List of top companies making 1:43 scale die cast car models including new model cars, muscle cars and international and historic racing models in regular and limited editions.
Resource list of suppliers of modern miniature furniture and contemporary dollhouses in 1:6, 1:12 and 1:24 scale for collectors or dolls houses.
A portable potting bench that makes a great portable workspace for modellers and miniaturists
Free printable miniature buildings and building parts in traditional styles based on the paper mache models used for Christmas villages in the 1920's to 1950's.
Make a miniature hanging terrarium by planting a glass Christmas ball with living plants .
How to plant and grow the miniature spring flowering bulb Chionodoxa forbesii (formerly luciliae)'Glory of the Snow'
Tutorials to miniature animals for scale model, railway and dolls' house scenes. These tiny animals are made from a variety of materials, and can be used for displays or decorations as well as in miniature scenes. Stuffed animals suitable as characters for small scale scenes are included in this list.
Dolls houses and other scale miniature buildings are most often constructed of Baltic Birch Plywood or Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). What are the differences for miniature builders, and what should you choose to build your dollhouse or other scale structure?
Make a range of dressed and international clothes pin dolls for decorations, or as figures for dolls' houses or dioramas.
How to choose between copper tape wire, round wire or hybrid systems when you are planning to wire a dolls house for electricity.
Make traditional styled moss hanging baskets in miniature for dolls house scale and model scenes.
Make a simple model pond or pool for a dollhouse garden or a miniature terrain or railroad model using a variety of materials and simple techniques. This is a good tutorial for a beginning modeller.
Printable miniature dime store style church and bungalows for a miniature town, railway village, Christmas village, or Christmas tree decorations
Make a dolls house bed with a picket head and footboard from wooden stir sticks. If you prefer you can use the same technique to make fencing, or jump sections for model horse jumps.
Classic painted furniture finishes you can apply to miniature furniture to create matching sets for a dolls house or miniature scene.
How to use paper, wood veneer or precut cedar shingles to mimic shingle roofs and siding on scale miniature structures and dolls' houses.
Information on using moisture activated polyurethane glues including 'Gorilla Glue' and 'Excel' glue for models, miniatures and dollhouse miniatures.
Growing and caring for miniature cyclamen as winter houseplants
How to use a paper backing to easily print sheets of tissue paper using an ink jet or laser printer.
Make this easy wood bed for a doll, fashion (playscale) doll or dollhouse miniature doll using scale measurements or plan templates and simple construction techniques using wood or card.
Uses of Creative PaperClay ® for miniatures, dollhouses and displays.
A sheet of printable figures in standard dollhouse and model scales can be printed off and used as a scale check when buying miniatures.
How to grow and care for the miniature daffodil Narcissus asturiensis also known as Narcissus minimus
Different types of embossing tools and how to use them to shape paper, thin metal, and detail or 'tool' leather designs
Make a simple dolls house scale roombox from Baltic Birch Plywood. A roombox can be finished with a front glass frame, or sized to fit as a group inside a bookcase or other piece of furniture to make a baby house.
Clear photo instructions for how to make a nautical rope mat tied using the ocean plait knot. You can make this in miniature scales for model boats or dollhouses, or it can be tied in full scale using standard rope or retired climbing ropes for a welcome mat for a house.
Make this miniature fireplace in a range of styles for a dolls house or other scale model scene using wood, or pieces taken from a basic dollhouse kitchen hutch.
Information on paper for miniaturists; weight, sizes, brilliance, and specialty papers for decals, fabric transfers and transparencies.
This displays of freight cars clearly shows the difference in scale sizes of model trains for Z, N, HO, S, O and G scale railroads Page 15.
Make lined, openable miniature printable shop boxes in several color schemes for dollhouses or other scale miniature displays.
List of abrasives, sandpapers, grits and polishes to use for finishing wooden, metal, plastic and polymer clay miniatures.
Steps in making a simple mold for miniature or dolls house scale bottles, and how to use casting materials or Fimo Deko Gel to make bottles in the mold. Includes instructions for make fillable bottles.
A list of projects you can make to display a range of scale miniatures, including dolls houses and room boxes.
Information on building roomboxes for miniature and dolls house displays, with links to photo galleries of roomboxes.
How laser cut miniatures are created and how you can produce your own laser cut miniatures
How to choose and use jewelry, or jewellers saws, piercing saws, for models, miniatures and dolls house items made of wood or metal.
Make dolls house scale Easter lilies for miniature scenes.
Use these printables as plans for larger dollhouse scale garden arbors made from wood, or make the smaller scale arbors directly from the printable parts for 1:24 or 1:48 scales.
Tips to help you make smooth even spray paint coats, on the small detailed surfaces of miniatures, models, model horses, bdj dolls or other small items.
Steps used to create a faux mahogany finish on almost any surface or size of item
Techniques used to paint metal miniatures for gaming, dollhouse, or collectibles.
Hybrid Phalaenopsis orchids, also known as "Moth" or "Moon" orchids for their large front petals, date
How to start the center of a simple rolled ribbon rose. Page 3.
How to choose a flexible shaft, rotary or 'moto' tool to suit your miniature, modelling, or dolls house needs. Deciding which type of rotary or flex shaft tool and features are best for you.
This rustic miniature bed, which matches a similar table and chair, is made using twigs. It can be made in several scales and custom designed for dolls, fairies and other character figures.
Description of types, finishes and particle size of embossing (thermographic) powders along with hints and tips for ways to use them to produce special effects for miniatures and scale models.
Printable backdrops for roomboxes and model scenes
Learn about the basic supplies you'll need to make model horse tack to fit your Breyers. Make halters, lead shanks, saddles, bridles and more for your Breyer horse models.
Varieties of Thyme for bonsai and miniature trees for fairy, dolls house and railroad gardens.