The Best Materials for Scale Models and Dollhouses
Not all miniatures are made out of balsa wood. Materials for miniature building include Gatorfoam, sheet styrene and MDF.
How to Build a Miniature Church
Miniature churches are suitable for enhancing the landscape of a miniature railroad display or a Christmas village. They also work well as tree ornaments, and though it is difficult to find one in stores any time other than December, making your own is simple and inexpensive, regardless of the season. Church designs ...
How to Paint a Dollhouse
Not sure how to paint a dollhouse? Then check out this guide to get the low down on everything from choosing a color to assembling your tools to learning tried-and-true dollhouse painting tips..
How to Make a Folding Dolls’ House
I have not had a computer this week and, shortly after I have uploaded this, I will not have a computer / internet connection until Wednesday, 6th March. Everyone who has been leaving me comments a…
How to Make Lamps and Flickering Fires for Dollhouse and Model Scenes
Use these ideas for dollhouse miniature lamps and lighting projects for beginners. Get inspired to explore making your own working dollhouse lights.
Making walls – Part 1
Here is a demonstration of a method I use when building realistic architectural models. It is a time-saving way of building a stable, solid wall whenever one needs a ‘real’ wall thickne…
Small Hinges for Doors (Lost Cause Being Finished Up!)
I am intimidated by installing large hinges that hold dollhouse panel walls (I'm always convinced the hinges will never support the weight of the wood wall!). So I usually avoid anything to do with hinges. But small hinges I can manage! Well, with glue assistance anyway. This is just a quick blog entry regarding small hinges. Attaching a door to hinges is easy if you glue them in place first: Got all my necessary supplies. Glue is on the edges of the hinge (keep it away from the working…
Determining Dollhouse Scale and Sizes of Miniatures
Find out how to check the common dollhouse scales (1:6, 1:12, 1:16, 1:24 and 1:48) and find out which scale you have.
How it's made: A Little Canterbury — Little Architecture
This tutorial will show you how a tiny canterbury for sheet music or magazines is made. It's a relatively simply job, although some parts are tiny and will challenge even the steadiest of hands.