From Trash To Treasure Projects – Make Miniatures From Scratch – Part 2

My previous blog post, where I talked about turning trash to treasure projects before, got a bit too long and cluttered, so here is where I start part 2.

Let’s dive straight into things, shall we?

Make a washing machine from used and empty eyeshadow jars.



Make a lamp from cheap salt and pepper shakers, black paint and a small straw to run the wires through.




Have plumbing fixtures from bendable straws and paint them with silver acrylic spray.




Just use nail polish on a plastic cocktail stick to make it look like a real sword. The guard is part of the plastic pull-out thing from the top of an olive oil bottle.



Making the best use of corks by making a log cabin, pretty no?!




Or you could make drums with corks, the possibilities are endless! (Do you have any ideas regarding corks and making miniatures?)



Make a lamp or perfume bottles, simply by gluing beads together.


This spray bottle for cleaning is made from a pill capsule. Make a whole in the largest part and insert a paperclip. Cut a little piece of a pen and glue it on top. Form the rest of the little spout with baking paper and fix it on the pill. There you go.



A lady on my Facebook group made this little Dremel toolkit.

She used a dental floss container, cut in half along the manufacturer mold half-lines, it closes tight. The floor is made from a piece of basswood, cut, sanded, and drilled to fit the interior. A small square dowel is used to cut the insets and a Xacto knife to mark the grooves for the bits and then widened with a real knife.

The bits are cut headpins and various crimp beads are used. While the Dremel itself is bought, she is going to remake it, because it is too small. The buff pad is made from real sandpaper, and a cotton tip cut from a baby’s Q-tip.


Make your own wooden spoons.

Grabb some steering sticks, a crafters knife with a brand new blade, and a piece of sanding paper, and let’s just get to it. More details in the pictures below.

Make a thatched basket from a plastic sauce cup from Mc Donalds.

Just wrap a piece of rope around it and glue it together.


Final conclusion.

I will keep adding pictures in the future of ‘upcycled’ trash to treasure projects. Remember also part 1 of this blog post in the FREEBIE section in the top menu of this website, so you don’t always need to buy expensive miniatures for everything around your dollhouse!

Do you have any questions about this blog post or would you like to add a project, then feel free to comment in the comment section below or join me on my Facebook group!

I wish you happy crafting,

Best regards,

Lizzy

2 thoughts on “From Trash To Treasure Projects – Make Miniatures From Scratch – Part 2”

  1. Hello there,
    I happened upon your website looking for ‘different’ ideas, or an update to the old. I have been a miniaturist for over 50 years, and its always something new and exciting to learn. I being older, and growing up where diversity wasn’t as common, along with the lack of the INTERNET…imagination was key. Its so nice to see the young ones taking an interest in this very old hobby. Koodos to you darling!

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