A Miniature Victorian Dollhouse Kit – Easily Found On Etsy !

In a previous article, we talked about the Victorian architectural style and a little bit of history and a few miniature artists creating these kinds of dollhouses and miniatures. A miniature Victorian dollhouse kit can be easily found on Etsy, so today I am going to review about 5 of them.

Let’s start with the Victorian dollhouse kits, or would you rather buy a finished product? If that is the case, remind me to write another article about it soon, please!

To be honest, I have googled ‘Miniature Victorian Dollhouse kit’ before, but never have I seen such pretty ones then on Etsy, I was blown away and I am sure you will too!

 

 

1. VictorianDollhouse.

Makes : 

Dollhouse kits (Victorian obviously),  motorcycle/automobile/train – kits and other kits.

Some more info :

Let’s talk about the large Victorian dollhouse kits that they sell.

These are handmade and the materials used is baltic birch plywood.

The one in the picture (they sell others as well), is the largest one that they sell.

This Laser Cut Victorian Doll House kit is cut from 1|8″ Baltic Birch (unfinished) and you need to assemble it yourself with the help of detailed instructions.

The dollhouse measures 23″ wide x 17.5″ deep x 32″ high. It has 3 Stories, 4 Rooms, Functioning French doors, as well as a staircase and wrap-around porch.

May not be suitable for young children. The scale is 1:12.

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy miniature victorian dollhouse

Price : 247,00$

Overall Rank: on 994 sales.

 

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– as the price on these kits is quite high, still getting 5 stars on 994 would mean that this is a good quality seller.

– I love that the doors are functioning.

– you can choose to leave it unpainted or painted, it would look beautiful in both ways.

– comes with a large bottle of wood glue.

– the decor frames are nicely detailed for a laser-cut kit.

– fast shipping

The bad:

– Doesn’t mention in the shop if the items are returnable or exchangeable?

– I have only seen one 4-star review and she doesn’t mention why she gave only 4 stars? So I wouldn’t worry about that.

review

My Final Opinion :

It is a pity that I’m not rich haha! I would definitely buy one or several of these miniature Victorian kits! I am amazed at the details as well.

 

 

2. HartsDesireMinis

 

Makes:

Kind of too much to mention ;-). But I will not be lazy and try to summarize. So this shop makes (1″ scale): China, printed books, silk hats, pillows, lamps, bears, curtains and rugs, furniture, etc. And of course: a miniature Victorian dollhouse kit, this time in Quarter Inch scale.

Some more info:

– Quarter Inch Scale St. Beckham Gothic Victorian

– It is a complete kit, meaning that it includes everything needed to finish the interior and exterior of the house, including wallpaper, baseboards, cove molding, and trims for the edges of the walls and floors, two staircases.

– laser cut out of 1/8” birch plywood

– Also included: landscaping materials; grass, bushes, foliage for window boxes and vines, & flowers.

– step by step instructions

– Finished house measures – 16” wide x 9” deep x 11” high

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy miniature victorian dollhouse

Price : 220,00$

Overall Rank: on 3745 sales

 

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– This kit has everything you need to finish the whole house, except for the tools, paint, and glue. Like really éverything you see in the picture(s).

– Very good price for a complete kit!

– A very impressive kit and much work has gone into it, with lots of details.

– Last but not least each ¼” house kit comes with a piece of felt for the bottom of the base in order to avoid scratching the service it is displayed on.

– returns and exchanges accepted

The bad:

– there was only this one that I could find:

review kit 2

My Final Opinion :

If you are looking for a miniature Victorian dollhouse kit that is completely finished and looking great than this shop is thé place to be!

PS. Look out for their quarter-inch furniture kits as well.

 

 

3. GoldRushBay

 

Makes:

Model homes and model trains.

Some more info:

Nob Hill’ House 1:87 French Empire Victorian style.

It is the largest Gold Rush Bay Victorian house yet, standing at a little over 8 inches tall and 6 inches by 6 inches at the base.

Handmade.

Made of white plastic (PLA) and is hollow on the inside.

miniature victorian dollhouse

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy

Price : 40,00$

Overall Rank: on 173 sales

 

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– very cheap dollhouse kit

– very reactive seller

– looks very detailed and it is paintable

The bad:

– you would have to like the fact that it is made from white plastic and not wood, but ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.

– one person said this:

revieuw kit 3

My Final Opinion :

This shop doesn’t seem to sell many miniature kits. I am not sure why, is it because they are not made from wood but from plastic? Honestly, this would not be my first choice either, but if you want to try a Victorian kit and see if you like it, then you could start with this cheaper one!

 

4. 3DLaserCraft

 

 

Makes:

One miniature Victorian dollhouse kit and laser-cut trains, cars, (motor)bike, tractor, airplanes, and more.

Some more info:

– This Victorian and wooden style dollhouse is handmade.

– Dimensions : 375(h)x280(w)x200(d)mm

– manual included

– The Kit is laser cut from 3mm Poplar plywood and the majority of the parts have a glue-less fit.

– for local orders, glue is included (Ireland)

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy

Price: 49,28$

Overall Rank:

 

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– Spare/replacement parts are available anytime if one gets lost or broken. (some for just the cost of a stamp).

– The house is open at the back, so you can see staircases, a fireplace, and an opening front door. (not all kits have this, you can also add extra miniature furniture).

– easy to assemble.

– for lots of parts, you don’t need glue to assemble them.

– returns and exchanges accepted.

– cheap starters kit!

The bad:

– not ‘bad’ per se, but note that it is shipped from Ireland, so that might take a while if you live in the US.

– only 12 reviews so far, so you could miss out on a bad review

My Final Opinion :

This miniature kit and the shop seems promising for sure. I would risk it and find out about the craftsmanship and service myself and the price wouldn’t hold me back!

 

 

5. OohSparklesDollhouse

 

Makes:

Dollhouses, roof shingles, printable wallpaper, and printable tiles.

Some more info:

– Quarter Inch 1:48 Scale Victorian Wood Dollhouse Mansion.

– Handmade replica of the Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle, IL.

– Read more about the actual house here.

– The Mansion measures 13″ W x 11″ D with porch stairs and 11.5″ H and comes unpainted.

– Assembly instructions can be found here.

– Scale 1:48

– Quality material plywood (laser-cut) and is made with a tab and slot design for easy and sturdy assembly

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy miniature victorian dollhouse

Price : 199,00$

Overall Rank: on 185 sales

 

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– Do you need to look for at least 1 ‘pro’ of this kit, really? I mean, just look at it ha! Those stairs, that house, are just WOW, no words for it! 🙂

– no need to sand.

– free and quick shipping to the US.

– returns and exchanges accepted

– responsive seller

– very detailed

– window frames are made from plexiglass and not plastic

– well packaged

The bad:

– none to be found!

My Final Opinion :

Last one, but surely not least is this fantastic miniature Victorian dollhouse kit! So, who is going to buy this for me? 😉

 

Final Conclusion.

There are a lot of miniature Victorian dollhouse kits on Etsy, I just mentioned a few shops. I never even knew myself that there are so many artists making these! Pretty awesome, don’t you think?

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Happy crafting!

Kind regards,

Lizzy

4 thoughts on “A Miniature Victorian Dollhouse Kit – Easily Found On Etsy !”

  1. Hi Lizzy,

    Thanks so much for sharing a great article to read to know more about Miniature Victorian Dollhouses kits I could find on Etsy!

    As I read a previous post on your website, I was wondering about building a Victorian Dollhouse for my grand daughter as a Christmas gift, and it seems like you read my mind.

    I didn’t know I could get a kit from Etsy and it sounds like a great idea, and just in time to work on it and get it ready for the Holidays!

    Think I will get the 3D Lasser Craft as the price is right and as my grand daughter is still young it will be a first test for her and for me as a builder! 

    Reply
    • Hi Alejandra,

      I am happy to have informed you about these kits on Etsy and I wish you and your granddaughter all the best with the LaserCraft ! If you need any help with the kit, I would advise you to contact the seller on Etsy,

      Happy crafting!

      Lizzy

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  2. Hello Lizzy, it feels good to be here and a lot of articles that I have seen have got some other dollhouse but I really wasn’t satisfied with what I have been seeing so far. I plan on getting my daughter one for her 5th birthday and I really like the HartsDesireMinis a lot. I hope there are edges that could be harmful to children?

    Reply
    • Hello Justin,

      I really think that buying a Victorian dollhouse kit for your daughter who is only 5 years old, is not suitable. But maybe you can buy and build it for yourself so that when she gets a little bit older, she can admire it? Wich she will surely do, they are wonderful, aren’t they?

      happy crafting!

      Lizzy

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