From Trash To Treasures Ideas – Make Miniatures From Scratch

You are being bored during Corona quarantine times? Then collect trash or clean up your house and make miniatures for free! On this page, I will show you lots of’ from trash to treasures ideas ‘ and/or everyday items.

My own ideas and crafted pieces, but also projects I found elsewhere.

It is supposed to be cheap and you would just need some materials that you probably already have around the house, like paint, glue, etc.

We as miniaturists have the ‘eye’ for making something out of nothing, meaning that we can see treasures that nobody else would notice. I am amazed at what miniaturists can make sometimes, things I would never have noticed!

I intend to post a lot of them, so keep an eye on this page, even more in the future!

 

How to make an ‘old’ garden ornament/fountain.

 

miniature garden fontain

 

This one speaks for itself, no? 

Just wrap some rope around the cap, paint it grey/silver, and there you go!

 

 

How to make miniature glasses!

 

How to make miniature glasses

 

From a plastic package of cookies, you can make a wall radiator heater.

 

 

Are you seeing what I am seeing? From medicine drops too?

 

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To plastic bottles!

 

 

Another miniature thing that you can make for FREE are boxes in all shapes and sizes!

 

 

 

 

The next, can you guess? 

 

 

 

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And?

 

 

 

 

 

There we go a fire extinguisher! Cool heu ?

 

 

 

Cut out the bottom off a plastic bottle and there you go: a picture frame.

 

 

How to make a goblin door!

 

 

Make a coffeepot.

 

 

Paintbrushes in different sizes.

 

 

Making miniatures plates from milk pull tabs/cream etc. ( I hope I’m using the right name here).

 

This might need some more information.

First, the ring is cut off with a razor. Then pictures of plates are cut out from magazines. Glue it to the tab with just a little bit off Tacky glue.

When they are dry, just coat them with clear fingernail polish and let them dry completely. A total off three coats would be the best. The polish gives them some weight.

 

 

 

Making soda cans, I think these pictures speak for themselves ?

 

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A little coffee table

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sink made with a dipping sauce pot 

 

 

 

 

From an empty piece of plastic to contain medication, too little food-bowls

 

 

from pills to bowls

 

 

From a bottle cap to a kitchen pot. 

 

 

 

Miniature whine glass made of an expired medicine capsule and some beads.

 

 

Miniature charcoal bags.

 

Some of the ads you get in the mail, have a perfect size to create miniatures with!

 

2 bags of charcoal miniature

 

 

Make your own windows.

 

Now here’s an idea to make your own windows. Cut out these parts from an old basket that you don’t need anymore. Make sure to put a primer on these first before you paint them!

 

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2 thoughts on “From Trash To Treasures Ideas – Make Miniatures From Scratch

  • 05/07/2020 at 5:49 am
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    Think I will share this page with my wife. She love these kind of ideas and is always searching for stuff like this. Things that I would normally throw away is a treasure for her and when she is through with it, it’s almost impossibe to say what it was originally meant to be. Thank you for sharing these ideas.

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  • 12/08/2020 at 4:09 pm
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    What an amazing way to recycle household items. I’m not a person who is considered to be arty but I love your fantastic creations. My mum has a few dolls houses, I’m going to share your great article with her. I know she will have me keeping all sorts of things now, but it will be worth it to see the finished articles. Thank you for this information.

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