Four Ways to Make Mini Shabby Chic Farmhouse Cutting Boards

Four Ways to Make Mini Shabby Chic Farmhouse Cutting Boards

We just bought a Glowforge laser cutter and we have been having so much fun creating new exclusive products to share with all of you! One of our first products is our Farmhouse Cutting Board line. We created tiny cutting boards in the shapes of chickens, pigs, cows, and apples. We also engrave them with tiny grooves to make them look like they are made from shiplap. They look adorable as is, in unfinished birch…

A Quick Update from Founder in this Uncertain Time

Dear MN Mini Market family, In these unprecedented times, I’ve found myself asking a lot of questions about the businesses I’ve frequented in the past. “Is it safe to shop there?” “Are they keeping their employees safe from COVID-19?” “Should I support small businesses or rely on the larger ones?” It’s a lot to deal with, especially with the more important tasks of keeping ourselves and our families safe. Minnesota Miniatures Market is still shipping…

How to Build your First Polymer Clay Kit

How to Build your First Polymer Clay Kit

If you want to get started with miniature polymer clay sculpting, it can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily we’re here to tell you all the supplies you need to make your own minis from polymer clay! 1. Plenty of colors of clay Even if you have 1 particular project in mind and think you only need 1 color, having lots of colors around will come in handy! Being able to mix colors together for just…

Easy, Inexpensive DIY Wooden Floorboards for your Dollhouse – Made from Coffee Stirrers!

Easy, Inexpensive DIY Wooden Floorboards for your Dollhouse – Made from Coffee Stirrers!

Brr! It’s cold outside! So I’ve stayed in and learning a new technique for creating wooden floorboards for my dollhouse. And the best part is, it uses something you see around you every day – coffee stirrers! Supplies wooden coffee stirrers I bought a 1000-pack from Amazon for $13. Be careful to get coffee stirrers with square ends. I didn’t, and I gave myself a lot of extra work, cutting off the rounded ends 🙁 hobby…

Tutorial: Replacing your Clock Battery

Tutorial: Replacing your Clock Battery

You Will Need: One of our working clocks A new 1.5V battery A tweezers or pliers Steady hands Steps In this tutorial, we are using our Unfinished Grandfather Clock as an example. Remove the front clock piece from the clock. It should come right out. Remove the rubber seal from the edge Pry off the top metal cover. You will probably need to use a pliers With your finger, move the metal arm off the…

Creating Vintage European Map Decor with Free Printables!

Creating Vintage European Map Decor with Free Printables!

Happy Spring everyone! Okay, maybe we’re early… But we can’t wait for the sun to melt the heavy Minnesota snow and for the warm temperatures to bring some inspiration! Here is a small project that you can do in less than 10 minutes, for less than $5, using our free European map printable and an oak frame! Happy creating! Supplies Vintage European map printable Thin cardstock, in white or cream Picture frame Optional: Mod Podge…