Miniature & Dollhouse Tutorials

------------Moved from New England Miniatures

Some of these tutorials were written in languages other than English. You can use  Google to translate them. 

All links were checked on 9/10/15

Building Dollhouses 

How to etch bricks 

From a miniature railroading site: How to make a scale river, etc. 

A tiny pumpkin house, another tute about making stairs, and some fun with Paperclay

How to make paper mache out of dryer lint

How to make things look old, from Wanna's Blog 

Artisans in Miniature online magazine 

More spiral stairs from a Castle project, and more! 

Dr. Bob's Spiral Staircase Tutorial, from Small Stuff 

Pooh Beer's huge list of worldwide links

Let's Build a Dollhouse...& more 

How to build a dollhouse

Construction of a miniature Swiss farmhouse 

Framing a miniature Tudor house 

How to make a faux stone floor using drywall compound or stucco 

The Blue Willow kitchen .... Handy instructions for building fireplaces

Dollhouse wiring made easy 

Hirst Arts, for smaller scale castles & fantasy projects

Modeling realistic water

Creating Munchkinland in miniature 

Free dollhouse and furniture plans ...from The Woodworker's Workshop, many are old fretwork plans for scrollsaws 

How to create miniature dollhouse gardens, part 1 of 4 

A parquet floor 

How to make clay roof tiles 

Tutorials for Miniature Furnishings

How to pin hinge cupboard doors -- this blog is geared towards modern miniatures 

A twig Adirondack table

Wanna's tutorial index includes how to make a cardoard box full of 1950's tiles, working with Michael's hutches, making skirted tables & more. 

Make a miniature 3 drawer chest 

Making a miniature planter 

Turn a plastic "pizza table" into an office chair 

An imitation wicker shelf 

Make a miniature couch out of polymer clay

A folding screen 

How to make a simple bench 

How to make a miniature stove 

Tips for making twig furniture 

Tutorials for Miniature Accessories 

How to tie a nautical braided rug 

Another how to tie a nautical braided rug, in French, but the illustrations show how to do it using pins to keep the string in place. 

How to make house plants 

How to make a crystal chandelier based on plastic tubing - in Spanish * since this is an image of a page, translate or cut and paste to translator will not work, but the pictures are fairly self explanatory

An easy round dollhouse rug

How to bake polymer clay in a toaster oven

Make a mini book - part 1

Make a mini book - part 2

How to make a gizmo to help make miniature bows

How to make a desk set with blotter, pen & ink

Printable kitchen casseroles & serving dishes

Baking polymer clay 

Polyclay tutorials from NoraJean. 

Mary Eccher's miniature food projects 

How to tie a miniature bow 

Making plates....This technique uses soda cap liners and Mod Podge 

Making a miniature book 

Make a non-working miniature Venetian blind 

Make a baby bouncer 

A tip for a simple doormat 

Make a shopping bag 

Make a hanging rack for nursery or kitchen

How to make a miniature Christmas tree 

An easy rag rug 

How to make a boudoir bottle 

Make a colorful Tiffany style lamp, perfume bottles, sconces, and more 

A faux wicker basket 

A paper lobster trap 

A wooden tray 

How to crochet a quarter scale sofa 

Buttercup Miniatures offers some free mini crochet and knitting patterns 

How to make a polymer clay troll 

Mary Williams makes lovely dolls, and offers 3 nice doll dressing tutorials 

Cynthia Howe's tutorials ..dollmaking, dressing dolls, making hats,hairstyling, ribbon roses, bows, and more.