How To Make A Tiny Doll House; Miniature Crafts
Updated: Aug 2
Hi guys! Just as I mentioned on my Instagram post, I decided to start off a miniature crafts series. So in this blog post I'll be showing you how to make a tiny doll house from absolute scrap. I'll be going for a rustic countryside cottage look for it but you can make your own modifications depending on your preferences. Without further ado, let's get started!
What you'll need:
Cut out the shapes to the measurements shown in the figure above. It doesn't have to be perfect since, as mentioned earlier, I'm going for a more worn-down look.
Stick on the side walls using glue. You can place to stacks of books on either sides to support the walls until the glue has dried. If you're skilled with a glue gun, I highly recommend using it over other liquid glues.
Stick on the floors. For the top floor, I cut off a small square from the corner so that I can place a ladder to enter it in case an elf actually decides to live in it. You never know!
Attach the roof and cut out a window. I totally forgot to cut out the windows before connecting the pieces which made it really hard to get a smooth cut. So make sure you cut the windows out before you assemble the pieces.
I made some furniture to decorate my tiny doll house! A bookshelf because I love books and you can use the different colored books to add vibrancy to the room, a bed, a chair (honestly, it doesn't look as good as I wanted it to be but oh well), a ladder for the little elves to climb, succulents since you guys are so crazy about them these days, a nightstand, two carpets, and a framed painting.
And we're done! Depending on your preference you can easily increase the number of floors, rooms, and furniture. For my miniature doll house I've decided to go for a rustic countryside cottage look. But if you prefer a more modern look you can use a different kind of refined board or wood to make the structure, paint it with acrylic paint, and use a pretty patterned paper for wallpaper. Honestly, there's a plethora of things you can do to it!
I also made a small stop-motion video for the whole process: