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!

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…

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…

Introducing our new FREE printables library

Have you ever noticed how many things there are on the internet? Here at Minnesota Miniatures Market, we know that it can be overwhelming to find all the things you need, especially for free. So we are putting together a library of free printable products, just for you! What are Printables? Printables are images that have been scaled down to miniature sizes, for use in your dollhouse scenes. They can range from food labels to hatboxes…

3 Ways to Create Egg Carton Masonry for your Dollhouse

In between making Christmas candy and wrapping presents this weekend, I found some time to put my empty egg cartons to work – as masonry for the outside of a dollhouse!  Today I’m going to show you three possible ways to create miniature masonry, with just an egg carton, some acrylic paint, glue, and creativity! Supplies acrylic paints I used different colors for each style an empty egg carton brushes of various sizes. I like using foam…