Miniature Doll House in a Walnut
Right before Christmas, I made a “Miniature Needle-Felted Rabbit” video tutorial, and a lot of people really seemed to like it, so today we’ll be making a miniature doll house for our little rabbits (YAY!).
The rabbit is a 1/12 scale miniature, so all of his items will be pretty small. This is a mixed media project that involves needle-felting and polymer clay, but if you are only comfortable with one or any combination of these elements, you can always adapt them to fit your experience level.
I’ve always loved tiny things, doll houses, animals, nature, and Beatrix Potter stories, all of which served as inspiration for these creations. If you like my designs, but don’t have the time to make them yourself, you can always check my Etsy Shop to see if I have one of the designs available. If I don’t, feel free to message me with the design you’d like, and I can make another piece 🙂
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Before I get to the supplies list, I want to take 2 seconds to let you know that 99% of the supplies listed in ALL of my craft tutorials come from Amazon. Their prices are usually equivalent or cheaper than many craft stores (except for basic or heavy supplies like acrylic paint). I do comparison checks for myself while making the tutorials, to make sure the price is better than craft and hobby stores! For this reason, I very much recommend signing up with Amazon Prime.
Signing up is free, and so are your first 30 days. If you just want to order the supplies, then decide it’s not right for you, or you won’t always use it, canceling is always an option. I know that with two little ones, having Prime has helped with ordering random things, that I need, but don’t have time or sanity, to load my kids in the car, drag them around an obscure store to find one thing, get to school on time, and stay on top of my business. I’ll say it loud and proud, I LOVE Amazon Prime!
If you haven’t heard about all of the perks, one year’s membership covers free 2-day shipping on so many items. The vast majority of the supplies (and other products) I recommend are included in this free shipping! Plus, you get access to Amazon’s streaming service (Downton Abbey and Man in the High Castle are worth it alone) and Amazon Music Unlimited. If you plan to be doing any of my tutorials, or are starting a new crafting hobby, I cannot recommend Amazon Prime’s 30-Day Free Trial enough. Okay, enough of my shameless pitch (that’s totally worth it), on to the supplies!
I’m going to assume, you’ve already seen my “Needle-Felted Miniature Rabbit” tutorial and made him and the walnut. This is essentially an upgraded house for him, so this supply list is in addition to those supplies found here.
Supply List: (These things will likely last for many, many tutorials, so most are one-time purchases)
- Polymer clay (I use colors from this set)
- Black-Handled Scultping tools
- Wooden-Handled Sculpting Tools
- Small Rolling Pin
- Reindeer Moss
- Acrylic Paints (Antique Parchment and Umber from FolkArt)
- Chalk Pastels
- X-ACTO 2 Knife With Safety Cap
- Glossy Glaze
- Dotting Tools
- Diamond Tweezers
- Liquid Clay
- 1 Walnut (I purchased these and hollowed them all out this way)
- Miniature Scale Gravel
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Feel free to comment any craft suggestions or questions in the comments, and don’t forget to follow my Pinterest Page for updates on new crafts!