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? 😉
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, thé 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 😉
Let’s work on the floors, one by one!
Time to paint! And here is the result so far, do you like the color I picked? :
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.
The last and final part!
I still need to fix the little miniature table though 🙁
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 🙂
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 😉
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 😉
I wish you happy crafting!
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My name is Lizzy, and I am an amateur miniaturist obsessed with everything in the dollhouse and miniature world, ever since I was a teenager.
I love to write as well about all things happening in the miniature world, hence the reason why I created this blog!
I wish you happy reading and crafting!