12 Fun Ways To Create A Miniature Snow Village- Including How To Create Miniature Icicles!

Is it snowing right now in your part of the world? It is just a little bit on my end, so I wondered how to reproduce a miniature snow village, featuring things like how to make fake snow and miniature icicles, just because well, that looks like fun!

This article, mind you, is not really about Christmas miniatures or Christmas time, although this of course can be included in winter scenes: Christmas trees and Santa figurines, for example.

But the idea was to really create a cozy and cold climate atmosphere and dioramas if you know what I mean ๐Ÿ™‚

So I needed to do some research, and this is what I found out: 12 fun ideas to “winterize” your dollhouse and outdoor landscaping!

1. But first: how to create fake snow?


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Of course, you could just get artificial snow to create your miniature snow village, as it exists in several forms and shapes.

You can find it on Amazon in the form of fake snowflakes ,


but also in the form of instant snow powder, or

even in the form of a snow blanket.

So the only thing you would need to do is glue and attach this to your miniature snow village or snow house ๐Ÿ˜‰

Then again, why not create fake snow yourself? There are several ways and you might already have the ingredients in your home! :

( For extra sparkly snow, add some white or iridescent glitter)

  • Method 1= baking soda and shaving foam


First, empty the can of shaving foam and pour the package of baking soda over it. Mix and knead this mixture until it is totally hard.


You can now create a sturdy snowman, for example, or your little winter landscape.


  • Method 2= baking soda, cornstarch & water

Using these 3 ingredients, you can also make fake snow, and below in the video, a mom and her daughter will explain to you how ๐Ÿ˜‰

Don’t forget to give the video a “thumbs up”!

  • Method 3= baking soda, wood glue, and some white paint


For this method, regular wood glue, baking soda, and a few drops of white acrylic paint are used.

How to mix it all together is explained again in the next video below ( a video says so much more than in writing, no?).

Again, make sure to support this person and give the video a thumbs up!


Now, what form of fake snow you will use will depend on what you are going to do with it.

Is it just some flakes of snow in winter time or do you want your dollhouse to be covered in snow the whole year through? It is totally up to you!

But keep in mind to use something “non-sticky” when you want to remove the “snow” in springtime!

Keep in mind though, when keeping the snow a whole year through, that you WILL gather unremovable dust ๐Ÿ˜‰

2. How to create miniature icicles?


This idea of creating miniature icicles popped up in my head, and I couldn’t let it go, as it seemed quite hard for me to do.

Stubborn me kept looking, and there wasn’t a lot to find out there, but I did come across this short video on Youtube by MsMiniLover and I subscribed to her channel!


So what you need is: a hot glue gun, a piece of glass to place your icicles on and a bowl of water to cool them down, that’s it! Just follow the procedure in the video ๐Ÿ˜‰

You can also buy miniature icicle sticks on Amazon:

3. Create a Miniature Fireplace and add some logs into the winter scene.


Creating an easy miniature mantelpiece can be done by cutting an old picture frame into a piece that fits into your dollhouse. And then just paint it.

You can have a modern style, or something fancier and heavily decorated.

miniature fireplace mantel

To create a miniature fireplace, there are a lot of other possibilities and ways, and again, Youtube has plenty of tutorials.

You can create them with popsicle sticks ( I love creating things with ice cream sticks myself on my own channel, by the way ), use polymer clay for stone fireplaces, or even cardboard!

For this miniature tutorial by Sugarcharmshop, what you need is cardboard, a ruler, polymer clay, tin foil, a crafting pen to add texture, wood (I presume its balsawood), acrylic paint, a twig, copper wire, strong glue.

Add some logs in a big basket and/or place some logs in a woodpile outside of your dollhouse.

miniature shopped wood
A pile of wood from my backyard shed.

4. Add in some candless!

Add some miniature candles into the scene, because in winter, I tend to use candles more often than in summer, how about you? Also, they are just so cozy and romantic ๐Ÿ˜‰

To create your own miniature candles, what you need is a pencil, a pen, resin, and fimoclay in white and yellow, and a white wire, that’s it!

Video by plume miniatures:


You could simply place them in a glass jar or get yourself a pretty mini candleholder!

Miniature candle by @ MforMini


Miniature candleholders by @ MiniArquitect

6. Drinking Hot Chocolate or some hot tea is good during icy times!



So you have that cozy fireplace, it is now time to bring out the hot chocolate or some hot healthy tea to drink by the fire!

Now, making miniature food is a whole different story and not always easy to do. The only miniature food that I ever made myself were pumpkins haha!

But let’s have a look at the next tutorial!

In the next video below, MiniWhimsy shows you how to fill up all kinds of cups with hot chocolate and more!

What you need is: primo Sculpey (which is a kind of fimoclay), sandpaper, something to cut the clay with, an icing tip, a dotting tool, translucent liquid Sculpey, and chalk in a brownish color.

Again, just follow the instructions in the video, I am longing for some hot chocolate now, with whip cream, please! ๐Ÿ™‚

6. Keep your dolls warm with some (knitted) tv-blankets or winter-blankets!


Why not change the miniature bedsheets during winter and use different ones in summer? After all, the bedroom will be colder in winter, no? ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you are good at crochet, you can make your own winter blanket, or you can get some online in different patterns, colors and thicknesses, and get that coziness going!

A dollhouse sherpa comforter by @ TinyHomeDecorCo


7. A snowman belongs to a miniature snow village!


What do you know, who would have thought that a little snowman belongs to a miniature snow village, haha?

There are several ways to create your own little snowman, and I have created a papercraft snowman myself and recorded it on my Youtube channel.

While you are out there, could I ask you to subscribe to my channel, pretty please? ๐Ÿ™‚

It is pretty easy to make with very few materials; what you need is :

– (papercraft) paper

– crafting glue

– a pair of compasses

– scissors


Another way to craft a DIY mini snowman is by using: little foam balls, toothpicks, a cutter, some black and orange polymer clay, super glue, black paper, and scissors, that’s it, go check out the walkthrough!:


8. Miniature winter food is something to long for on cold days


When thinking about “winter” miniature food, the first thing that comes to mind is a miniature turkey, besides the hot chocolate that is ๐Ÿ™‚

Again, I did find a small tutorial on Youtube about how to create a miniature turkey.

What you need is polymer clay, sculpting tools, a toothbrush, chalk pastels in orange, brown and black colors, liquid clay, and finally glaze it.

A tutorial by AkameruKuwai:


Ok, so now I want some tasty turkey haha!

Miniature food turkey by @ ManorhouseMinis

9. Create some frosty miniature trees


Of course in a winter wonderland, there would be snowy miniature trees.

While you could just buy small pine trees and decorate them with fake snow, this guy in the video below creates them from scratch.

He claims these are “easy” to make, but my gosh, it doesn’t look that easy haha!

Anyway, what you need is sushi sticks, stain, wire, PVA glue, 12 mm, 6 mm flock, floater, foam rubber, and acrylic paint.

For the grinding of the foam rubber, a blender, and a coffee grinder.

A tutorial by Art 37 (follow the link for this video, as this one is not allowed to be embedded)


@ art 37


10. Have some Winter Miniature Animals


When thinking about “winter” animals, the first thing that comes to mind is reindeer.

It was hard to find a tutorial on how to create a miniature reindeer that looks “real”, but wow, I was glad to find this one.

It is needle felted and what you need is a cotton wire in different colors, paper, and pen, a felting pen, and felt.


Other than this winter animal, there are fantastic 3D printed miniature animals available on Etsy in the winter theme.

Arctic foxes by @ Scale Grail
Snowy owl by @ Elemental Dragons

11. Have some sleigh-riding miniature Fun


Oh my gosh, I found a cute little mini sleigh tutorial and I think I’m really going to make this one next Christmas, gotta keep it on the agenda!

In the video below by MiniHappyArt, balsa wood and plywood are used. You also need manicure sticks, crafting glue, a craft knife, acrylic paints, a little rope to pull the sleigh, and varnish.

12. Snowy miniature houses


And last, but not least, the “usual suspects”, our doll houses merged into the snowy landscape and covered in snow and ice!

What you need for the next video tutorial, by Miss Diorama, is a multi-purpose joint compound, coarse texture gel, white acrylic paint, gloss gel, modeling paste, white toilet paper, any white glue or PVA glue, a plastic jug, a stick blender, water, a strainer, white glitter, and various other tools.

Now, this one gets a little bit more complicated, but check out the video below for the fantastic result! Isn’t this amazingly lifelike?

My Final Conclusion


I hope that you enjoyed these 12 fun ways to build a miniature snow village, I certainly enjoyed writing it and looking at all the tutorials ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you have any extra suggestions to add to this article or any other questions, please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section down below.

You can also join my social media pages or Facebook group which is getting larger and more and more people are showing their work, I love it!

I wish you happy crafting!

Kind regards,

Lizzy

4 thoughts on “12 Fun Ways To Create A Miniature Snow Village- Including How To Create Miniature Icicles!”

  1. I love the article! So creative, and I love the youtube videos showing great tips along the way. Even the stuff that should be simple, like creating snow with baking powder, struck me as “wow, that is so cute and creative!” My daughters love doll houses and there are some great ideas here. And the mini-Turkey is also adorable! Do you have any “summerize” content? Love your post.

    Reply
    • Hi Sam!

      Thank you so much for the compliments, I had fun myself writing and researching it ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Sadly, I don’t have a “summerize” article yet, but that sounds like a good idea to write about, and how to decorate it with Autumn miniatures even more! You have given me some more ideas actually on future articles, thanks for that!

      I wish you and your daughters happy crafting!

      Kind regards,

      Lizzy

      Reply
  2. Okay today I as sure as hell wasn’t expecting to bump into this kind of page, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT, simple and exhaustivee content and very good overall, thank you for putting your heart, efforts and time into it my friend, keep posting and please if u need something just ask

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    • Hello Edoardo!

      Thank you for the compliments on this post, lots of people seem to like it and that makes me happy ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I wish you happy crafting my friend!

      Lizzy

      Reply

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