My Mini Treehouse- A Treehouse In Miniature Size

Today I would like to show you some of my personal work in a picture gallery of my mini treehouse.

I will explain how I made my mini treehouse in detail. It was a very lengthy job for sure, but I finally made it and I am pretty proud I did!

Now I need to start working on the mini kitchen. I am already full of ideas, the only thing is getting to it again which is the hardest part. Do you recognize the feeling? πŸ˜‰

I have always wanted to make a treehouse with a real branch and I found one that suited my needs in the woods, as you can see in the first pictures. Then I made a platform on which the rest of the house is built on.

My Miniature Treehouse-the start.

Creating the Miniature treehouse


Everything starts with the craft table saw and making wooden beams for your mini treehouse, in the good old-fashioned way!

To make the walls, I used architectural paper and glued them to the beams with Tacky glue, thΓ© glue most used by miniaturists.

Time to make the windows! For these, I mostly used balsa wood. The windows themselves are pieces of plastic that I recycled.

Then I plastered my walls, using Teifoc ‘cement’, made in Germany. I will talk about that more in another article, which will end up in the ‘crafting materials‘ category.

As you can see in some pictures, it can get really messy. But I really wanted the walls to be as smooth as possible, and neatly trimmed beside the windows and wooden beams, so I made several layers and used a lot of water to make it look like old German houses.

As in reality, I needed straight beams to place the wooden floor on. In case you would wonder what the hole in the floor is for? Well, my inhabitants are going to be ‘trolls’ instead of humans, so they needed a hole and a ladder to be able to get into the treehouse later πŸ˜‰


Let’s work on the floors, one by one!

And DONE!


Time to paint! And here is the result so far, do you like the color I picked? :

mini treehouse



Then again, I used my mini table saw, to make the beams for the roof.


The next step was covering the roof of my treehouse with leftover wood, cut them into really thin slices.


Then I recently started to cover that with pencil scrapes in different colors: green, brown, red, yellow, and orange. This way, I make them look like shingles. I really like the idea, but it is a LOT of work!

(If you would like to know more about how to make rooftops, then please read this article of mine ).


And started to ad the miniature lights, first with a mini string light, working with a batterie!

Attached is the batterie holder on top of the roof in the back, and pulled the string lights through the gaps in the roof in the back. Here’s the result:



Time to decide on where to place everything soon.


At a certain point, I received this miniature guitar from my brother haha.

And I had several miniature lamps, functioning on batteries, as a gift!

The making of a miniature kitchen.


In the meantime, while I continue to add the “shingles” I made some progress on the miniature kitchen that will go in the back of the treehouse, besides and under the little windows.

The description of how I am doing this is in the pictures below.







To create fake “dishwater” I added silica gel and fake water products.


Almost done

The last and final part!


I still need to fix the little miniature table though πŸ™

Heading for the DIY dollhouse miniature furniture


The next goal is our dollhouse furniture for the interior of the treehouse.

Here is the making of my fairy garden chairs, the measurements are included in the picture below.


My second fairy garden chair doesn’t seem to go to well πŸ™‚

The storage rack that will go next to the miniature kitchen, is made from pieces of balsawood and again little willow branches:


Have a look at how I created a miniature bunk bed from twigs, tacky glue, and trash!


Then it was time to add some more dried flowers, plants and willow twigs. Thank god for clamps haha!

Making the little sink wasn’t always easy, also because I wanted to add a mirror to it and lots of ‘greeneries’ as well. But we managed!

Again, I used willow twigs, a piece of plastic as we used for the kitchen sink above, and balsa wood.



And then a miniature stove was made from cardboard, egg cartons (in plastic), black paint, lace, toothpicks and grab fast tacky glue, that’s it!



Did you already take a look underneath the treehouse where I attached willow twigs?

More to come soon!

My Final Conclusion

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial on how I made my miniature treehouse and miniature kitchen made from trash and natural materials!

It will be greatly expanded over time, as I certainly will put it FULL of little miniatures, so that every time people look at it, they will discover something else or new πŸ˜‰

If you have any more questions or would like to chat about this project of mine, please feel free to leave a comment down below in the comment section or join me on my social media pages πŸ˜‰

I wish you happy crafting!

Best regards,

Lizzy

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6 thoughts on “My Mini Treehouse- A Treehouse In Miniature Size”

  1. Thanks for showing us the house in such a beautiful Mini tree house.The elements you have used in the house in your Mini tree house are really awesome and unique.The use of architectural paper has made it even more attractive.If the table chloride you made was a little high then I think it would look a little better.

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    • Hello !

      Thank you for your comment on my mini treehouse. And yes, I thought so aswell that the non-straight walls made with architect paper would look nicer than just ‘normal’ walls. I am not sure though what you mean bye ‘table chloride ‘ ? Do you mean the platform where the walls rest on? The ultimate goal is to have a garden underneath the treehouse aswell πŸ™‚

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  2. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us. Looking at the pictures given in the Akhter article, my dreams are about to become a reality .You certainly deserve the praise for such a beautiful plan .I have seen a friend of mine build a house and that is really awesome to see .One thing I would like to tell you is that I saw these uneven walls and the girl that my friend has adorned very well .When I asked her how it was possible she just said all that is possible .So you guys can definitely .I want to build a house like this, but one question was how much it could cost to build it ? I love the afterlife article so I will follow everything here and make it my dream home.

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    • Hello Shanta! ,

      Thank you very much for your compliments on my work! Surely everything is possible in the miniature and dollhouses world, you just have to know how to do it πŸ˜‰ It is amazing to see how professionals make tiny furniture and mini house all over the world that blow my mind every time I see it online or in dollhouses magazines.. 

      About the costs. I think that once u bought your basic crafting materials as the craft table saw, the mini drill, (balsa)wood, paint etc, it really doesn’t cost u that much money anymore. This treehouse I made from a branch I found in the woods, let it dry and then I mostly used recycled wood for the platform. The things I bought were the architect paper, the glue (for wood or tacky glue), balsawood for the floor and the acrylic paint. Oh yes, the ‘cement’ for the walls also. I think if you put it all together, the price is about 40 dollars in total. Not even that much if u consider that of course I will be using the glue and paint for other things in the future! I also tend to recycle a lot off things for my miniatures that I would be throwing away otherwise, like little pieces of plastic..

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