How To Make Miniature Dollhouse Plants With Paper Dollhouse Printables?

Imagine your dollhouse transformed into a lush plant haven, filled with vibrant succulents, delicate ferns, and even a spiky cactus or two. But you have no clue about how to make miniature dollhouse plants?

Well, whether you’re a seasoned miniaturist or a curious beginner, this comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create realistic and captivating miniature plants for your dollhouse.

So, gather your supplies, let your imagination soar, and prepare to be amazed as you transform your dollhouse into a world of miniature gardening wonders.

(the main picture is by the Tiny Timber Co on Etsy)

Miniature plant supplies and materials: Gathering Stuff for Your Succulent Adventure

Before embarking on your miniature succulent crafting adventure, it’s essential to assemble the necessary materials and tools. Here’s a comprehensive list to guide you:


  • Green Paper (Various Shades): A variety of green-hued paper, ranging from light to dark shades, will allow for the creation of realistic plant variations.
  • Craft Wire: Thin craft wire, preferably green or brown, serves as the foundation for stems and allows for shaping and positioning.
  • Floral Tape: This versatile tape provides a secure and aesthetically pleasing way to attach paper leaves and flowers to wire stems.
  • Acrylic Paint (Dark Green, Brown): These colors are essential for adding details and enhancing the realism of your miniature succulents.
  • Paintbrush: A fine-tipped paintbrush enables precise application of paint for delicate details and accents.
  • Fine Scissors: A sharp pair of scissors is crucial for cutting paper leaves and shaping floral tape.
  • Toothpick or Embossing Tool: This tool helps create realistic textures and veins on miniature plant leaves. And helps you add a very small amount of glue.
  • Small Beads for Flowers (Optional): Tiny beads can be used to represent flowers and add a touch of color and vibrancy to your miniature garden.
  • Glue (Craft Glue): Glue is essential for securing paper leaves, floral tape, and other components of your miniature succulents.
  • Styrofoam (for Plant Pots): Small pieces of styrofoam serve as the base for your miniature plant pots, providing stability and a place to anchor the succulent stems.
  • bottle caps: if you want to use waste materials.


  • Cutting Mat: A cutting mat protects your work surface and provides a stable base for precise cutting.
  • Ruler: A ruler ensures accurate measurements when cutting paper and creating plant structures.
  • Tweezers: Tweezers can be helpful for handling small beads, floral tape, and other delicate components.

Find printable dollhouse plants

You could design and cut out your own DIY miniature plants, but sometimes it is much easier to create them with the help of printables.

These printable templates offer a vast array of options, allowing you to customize your miniature garden with ease and creativity. In this section, we’ll explore the various sources where you can find a treasure trove of miniature plant printables.

Here are some popular online destinations to explore:

  • Etsy:

    This renowned marketplace is a haven for miniature enthusiasts, offering a multitude of printable plant designs from talented creators worldwide. You’ll find a variety of options.
Printable dollhouse plants by @LittleBethMiniature

  • Creative Market:

    Another excellent source for printable plant designs is Creative Market, a platform that showcases the work of independent artists and designers.

    Browse through their extensive collection of miniature dollhouse printables, ranging from realistic to whimsical, and find the perfect additions to your miniature world.

  • Pinterest:

    For a more visual browsing experience, Pinterest is a great place to discover printable plant designs.

    Search for terms like “miniature plant printables” or “dollhouse plant printables,” and you’ll be presented with a vast array of images and links to various sources, mostly for free.

How To Make DIY Miniature Dollhouse plants: ideas and inspiration.

1. Crafting Miniature Succulents: Adding a Touch of Desert Charm

Succulents, with their unique shapes and colorful compositions, are a popular choice for miniature dollhouse plants and mini gardens.

What you mostly need for these is:

  • polymer clay in all kinds of colors,
  • Craft knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Toothpick or small sculpting tools
  • Baking tray and parchment paper
  • Small pot or container for planting (or make your own with clay, as in the video below)

Here’s a basic step-by-step guide to crafting your own miniature succulents (to form different types of leaves and such, watch the video below):

  • Choose Your Clay Colors:

Select polymer clay in shades of green for the succulent leaves, brown for the stems, and any additional colors for decoration.

  • Prepare Your Workspace:

Lay out parchment paper on your work surface to prevent sticking and prepare a baking tray for later.

  • Create Succulent Leaves:

Take a small amount of green clay and roll it into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disc.

Use a craft knife to cut the disc into small leaf shapes. You can create different shapes and sizes for variety.

  • Form Succulent Stems:

Roll a thin piece of brown clay into a cylindrical shape to serve as the stem for your succulent.

  • Assemble the Succulent:

Attach the leaf shapes around the top of the stem, slightly overlapping them to mimic natural succulent growth.

Press the leaves gently onto the stem to ensure they adhere securely.

  • Add Texture and Details:

Use a toothpick or small sculpting tools to add texture and details to the succulent leaves. Create indentations or small lines for a more realistic look.

  • Create Additional Succulents:

Repeat the process to create additional succulents in different shapes and sizes. Get creative with the leaf arrangements and colors.

  • Bake the Clay:

Preheat your oven according to the clay manufacturer’s instructions.

Place the assembled succulents on the parchment paper-lined baking tray and bake them according to the recommended temperature and time.

  • Let it Cool:

Allow the baked succulents to cool completely before handling.

  • Planting in a Mini Pot:

Once cooled, arrange your miniature succulents in a small pot or container. You can add a layer of small pebbles or faux soil for a realistic touch. (in the video below, the pot will be made from clay as well, so there are variations)

Your adorable miniature succulent garden is ready! Place it in your dollhouse, terrarium, or any miniature setting for a touch of greenery.

2. How to create Miniature Dollhouse Ferns: A Touch of Elegance and Sophistication

Ferns, with their intricate fronds and graceful shapes, add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any dollhouse setting.

For these, you don’t necessarily need dollhouse printables, but you do need green crafting paper, fine scissors, crafting glue, something to put your plant in, clay or styrofoam, fake soil, white paper, and tweezers.

Here’s how to craft your own miniature ferns:

  • Start by taking a strip of green paper, folding it in half, and carefully cutting small strips along the entire length of the leaf.
  • Unfold the leaf and separate the sections with your fingers, creating a delicate fern structure.
  • Glue the leaves onto a thin strip of white paper, starting with the smaller leaves and progressing to the larger ones.
  • After adding extra glue on top, roll the paper strip from the end with the shortest leaves.
  • Now, let’s plant our fern in a pot. Fill the pot with affordable air-dry clay for weight, cover it with craft glue, and sprinkle dry soil on top.
  • Gently press the fern into the glue, filling any gaps with additional glue and soil. Once the glue dries completely, you can bend and shape the leaves for a more natural look
  • Paint Details: Use acrylic paint to enhance the fern’s details, such as veins on the fronds and a darker shade for the stem and base.

All details are shown in the video below, you can add the last step of painting extra details.

3. How to make miniature plants from waste and scraps?

One thing we all love is creating miniatures from scraps, plastic waste, or everyday items, and making dollhouse plants is not an exception if we can use these materials.

And yes, we can! I have found a fantastic YouTube tutorial on this topic by Picoworm!

What you need is:

  • craft glue,
  • very small scissors,
  • bottle caps for pots,
  • a crafting knife,
  • acrylic paint,
  • paintbrush,
  • paper board.
  • a fine brush for details
  • blue tack
  • ground coffee
  • metal wire

Below is a tutorial for 5 types of miniature houseplants. You just need to follow the instructions in it for each plant!

0:34 Snake Plant 1:47 Pothos Plant 2:56 Spider Plant 3:30 Variegated Arrowroot 4:37 Variegated Rubber Tree

4. How to create dollhouse plants with printables?

If the previous methods weren’t easy enough for you, then let’s head to our printable plants and make crafting them very simple!

While this can take some time and patience as well, at the least, the leaves and such are already painted haha! As I noticed when cutting out lots of them for the DIY dollhouse kit by Robotime/Rolife called Cathy’s Flowerhouse!

cathys flowerhouse procedure

Cathy’s flower house had a lot of plants and flowers!

But in the end, it sure is all worth it!

You just need to download the prints, print them out (you can find out how to print dollhouse printables here), cut them out, and assemble everything.

What you need is, paper glue, a paper cutter, small scissors, a ruler, and a cutting mat.

In the same order, you could also create miniature origami flowers instead.

5. How to create paper craft dollhouse plants?

This time, I can throw in one or two of my own YouTube videos, as I already made 2 plants with paper crafting.

What you need is:

  • crafting glue
  • thin colored crafting paper
  • scissors
  • crafting knife

Just follow the instructions step by step from my video below! And while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe and like the video, thanks!

Exploring Additional Tips and Tricks for Miniature Gardening Excellence

Here are some additional tips for crafting DIY dollhouse plants that crafters might find helpful:

  1. Texture and Detail:
    • Use embossing tools or small brushes to add texture and detail to your paper or clay leaves. This can simulate the natural veins and patterns found in real plant leaves.
  2. Realistic Colors:
    • Experiment with different shades of green and subtle variations to achieve a more realistic look. Consider adding a touch of brown or yellow to mimic natural discoloration.
  3. Wire Skeletons for Flexibility:
    • If you’re crafting plants with paper leaves, consider adding a thin wire skeleton to the leaves before attaching them. This provides flexibility, allowing you to bend and shape the leaves for a more natural appearance.
  4. Scented Oils:
    • Add a drop of scented oil to your dollhouse plants to create a subtle, realistic fragrance. This small detail can enhance the sensory experience of your miniature world.
  5. Use Natural Materials:
  6. Microbeads for Faux Water Droplets:
    • If you want to simulate water droplets on your plant leaves, consider using tiny microbeads. Apply a small amount of clear glue to mimic water droplets and place microbeads on top while the glue is still wet.
  7. Miniature Planters and Hangers:
    • Get creative with the plant containers. Use miniature teacups, and tiny tin cans, or even create hanging planters. The container can add a lot of character to your dollhouse plants.
  8. Combine Different Techniques:
    • Mix and match techniques. For example, combine paper leaves with small clay elements for added dimension. Experimenting with various materials can lead to unique and charming results.
  9. Weathering and Aging Effects:
    • If you want to add a weathered or aged look to your plants, lightly brush the edges of the leaves with a bit of brown or gray paint. This can simulate natural wear and tear.
  10. Miniature Garden Themes:
    • Consider creating a miniature garden theme for your dollhouse plants. Group different plants together in a cohesive way, adding small accessories like tiny garden tools or a miniature watering can.
  11. Create a Plant Care Guide:
    • Craft a tiny plant care guide to go along with your dollhouse plants, with the help of how to make a miniature book. This can be a fun and cute addition, complete with fictional care instructions and watering schedules.

Remember, the key is to have fun and let your creativity flourish. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques and materials to make your DIY dollhouse plants truly unique!

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My Final Conclusion

I hope that I have given you plenty of ideas on how to make miniature dollhouse plants, and if you have any more questions, please feel free to leave them down below in the comment section!

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I wish you happy crafting!

Kind regards,


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4 thoughts on “How To Make Miniature Dollhouse Plants With Paper Dollhouse Printables?”

  1. The tutorials on crafting miniature succulents, ferns, and houseplants from polymer clay, crafting paper, and even waste materials are incredibly detailed and helpful. The videos add an extra layer of clarity, making it easier for both seasoned miniaturists and curious beginners to follow along.

    Your additional tips and tricks, such as using scented oils for fragrance and incorporating natural materials like twigs, are thoughtful touches that elevate the craft to a whole new level. I’m intrigued by the suggestion to create a miniature plant care guide – what a charming idea!

    My question for you is: Have you personally tried combining different techniques, like mixing paper leaves with small clay elements, and if so, what was the result? I’d love to hear about any unique and charming outcomes from your experimentation.

    Thank you for sharing your expertise and inspiring creativity in the miniature crafting community. Looking forward to more of your wonderful ideas and tutorials!

    • Hi Mike!
      Thanks for your comment and question!
      I personally assembled mostly papercraft plants, used organic plants that I found on walks and just needed to dry, and printables. I haven’t really combined any methods no sorry. 🙂

  2. Lots of good information here. I will save this for my family member who just loves plants and spending time in the garden and would love miniature dollhouse plants. I will tell them about how to craft miniature succulents, ferns, and houseplants from polymer clay. Appreciate this info.


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