The 6 Best DIY Miniature Tutorials On Domestika.Org

It is no secret that I love the DIY miniature tutorials on Domestika.org a lot.

When I first joined Domestika, I didn’t think that there would be so many miniature/scale models and dollhouse-related courses there, as with so many online crafting courses, but it turns out that I was very wrong 😉

That being said, of course, they don’t all have the same quality or things that you personally might be interested in, so today I am going to compare each one against each other with pros and cons in the next review post!

But First: What Is Domestika.org Again And Why Would You Use Them?


The courses from Domestika are basically courses that you can follow online.

And, as far as I can see anyway, has one of the most expanded databases on all kinds of topics and has worldwide teachers in all kinds of languages.

Just a small list of what is taught on Domestika:

Domestika has a lot more online courses than this list, so if you are looking for something specific, you can always use their search bar!

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Now let’s move on to our miniature courses!

Reviews On Miniature Tutorials on Domestika.org.

You might wonder, did Lizzy check these out all herself? Yes indeed, that is exactly what Lizzy did haha, simply because I am addicted 😉

And I wish they will have a lot more miniature courses in the near future, I would LOVE it!

I used to be prescribed to a website called “dollhouse.tv” or something, but that was years ago and they seemed to have disappeared from the internet, so sad.

With the help of the latter, I even created my mini backyard shed, with a removable roof, which was my first bigger project.

But Domestika seems like a fine replacement (I might be biased 🙂 )

Enough about my personal story, let’s move to the courses 😉

( By the way, clicking on the picture below, takes you to my personal favorite list of courses. I bought some of them, but not all yet )

easy DIY miniatures


Course Number 1: Design and build miniature interiors



This course by Jessica Dance is one of the first ones from the miniature tutorials on Domestika.org that I purchased myself.

You will create a final project, a kind of room box, filled with DIY miniatures.

  • First, she will explain to you all the materials that you need.
  • Next, Jessica shows you how to create your own “mood boards” using Pinterest.
  • A lesson on how to scale miniatures and how to make a building plan is also available.
  • You will learn how to measure and cut out all the materials to create the room box and how to assemble everything.
  • All the miniature furniture that you will create includes a mid-century long chair, a Corona chair, and a coffee table.
  • you will also craft some accessories, including a starburst clock, and some miniature books to add to the little coffee table.

TeacherJessica Dance
PriceThe current price is $18,99 but can
change over time
AudioEnglish
Can be subtitled in: English, Spanish,
Portuguese, German, French, Italian,
Polish and Dutch
ContentThis course contains:
– 22 lessons (3 hours 18 min)
– 20 additional resources
– all the templates that you need to go
on with this project
At Beginners level.
See the Full Review and Content here.
Stars4,5/5
Pros– very expanded classes
– you create lots of different miniatures
– several extra’s, like how to convert scales
– quality, English audio lessons and instructions
– affordable price
Cons– sometimes a little bit to much focus on the
personal story of the teacher


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Course Number 2: DIY Miniature House & Furnishing for Beginners


The miniature tutorials on Domestika are, on my scout’s honor, amongst the most amazing ones I have ever seen.

This second one is taught by Wei Xu from Honey Thistle, who started an online store for jewelry while she was still in school.

These days, she is creating and selling the most fantastic interior miniatures.

TeacherWei Xu From Honey Thistle
Price$19,99 but prices can change
AudioAudio= English
You can set the subtitles to: English,
Spanish, Portugues, German, French,
Italian, Polish and Dutsch
Content– 21 lessons ( 4 hours 11 min )
– 23 additional resources
– unlimited lifetime acces
Beginners level
– Take a look at the full review here.
Stars5/5
Pros– Terrific price for all that you get
– Very detailed and expanded course
– Has a professional teacher
– you can create a full project that is finished
Cons– For beginners only
– You need a lot of materials to create all

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Course Number 3: Miniature Furnishings for DIY Doll House


You don’t know Chelsea Andersson, from “Chelseamakes“? Shame on you! (kidding).

But seriously though, unless you have been hiding from anything in miniature size (I can’t imagine that), surely you must have heard about “Making it“?

Shhht, it’s on TV. In the USA. On NBC. Needless to say that I got a little bit excited about this course lol!

In this course, Chelsea creates handmade and sustainable miniature furnishings and dollhouses while using modern techniques.

Below, you can find a full review and walkthrough of everything that you will create and learn from this course.


TeacherChelsea Andersson
PriceThe current price is $14,99 but can
change over time and you can use
my discount code below!
AudioAudio= English
Subtitles are available in English, Spanish,
Portuguese, German, French, Italian,
Polish and Dutch
Content– 16 lessons (2 hours 24 min in total)
– 17 additional resources
– unlimited lifetime access
– beginners level
– check out the full review here.
Stars4,5/5
Pros– a course from a professional, who
even has been on TV
– very affordable course
– English audio
– very expanded course
Cons– If you want to create everything from this course,
you would need a lot of materials


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Course Number 4: How To Make A Diorama-Thinking In 3D



A diorama is often a museum-worthy, 3D arrangement in which “an existing or imaginative reality is shown”.

The word diorama is used in a variety of forms: from miniature battlefield simulations to large-scale habitat simulations in Natural History Museums, etc..

This next course is created by Óscar Sanmartín Vargas, and takes you through all the necessary steps of creating this fine piece of art.

TeacherÓscar Sanmartín
PriceThe current price is $18,99 but can
change over time, get your discount
below!
AudioAudio= Spanish
Subtitles are available in Spanish,
English and Portuguese
Content– 19 lessons (3h 7m)
– 15 additional resources
– unlimited access forever
– see the full review here
Stars4/5
Pros– this course also includes how to photograph
 the diorama, and more!
– very affordable course, get your discount below!
– Professional classes from an experienced artist
Cons– the English subtitles could be better, hence
the 4 stars


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Course Number 5: How to Create a 3D scale model?


This course is created by Julieta La Valle, who is dedicated to the construction of 3D models for audiovisual productions.

For the final project, you will have created a room box filled with all kinds of miniatures!

For a complete walkthrough of the included lessons and what you will make, check out the full review below.

Teacher Julieta La Valle
PriceThe current price is $24,99 but can
change over time. Make sure to
check out my discount code below!
AudioAudio=Spanish
Subtitles are available in Spanish, English,
Portuguese, German, French, Italian,
Polish and Dutch
Content– 24 lessons (3h 36m)
– 34 additional resources
– unlimited access to the course
– have a look at the full review here
Stars4/5
Pros– this is a very professional and well-explained course
– a quite affordable course for all that you get
– goes well into detail and is very expansive
Cons– No English audio, which can get a bit confusing at times


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Course number 6: Needle Felted Little Animals 


Katerine Gómez, who is an illustrator by profession, will teach you the basics of needle felting small animals in the next series of miniature tutorials on Domestika.org.

You will make a final project representing a little dog of 13 cm high and you will learn how to give it facial expressions that look real as much as possible.

The course will also show you all the materials that you need to create a small animal from your own imagination.



Teacher Katerine Gómez
PriceThe current price is $14,99 but can
change over time. Make sure to
check out my discount code below!
AudioAudio=Spanish
Subtitles are available in Spanish, English,
Portuguese, German, French, Italian,
Polish and Dutch
Content-16 lessons (3h 18m)
– 12 additional resources
– lifetime access
Level beginners
See full walkthrough and content here.
Stars4/5
Pros– as always a very expanded miniature tutorial
– very affordable course
– lessons from a professional
Cons– the English subtitels can be confusing


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My Final Conclusion.


I hope that you enjoyed this blog post on the 6 best DIY miniature tutorials on Domestika.org, I certainly loved exploring these over time and I will certainly apply some of the techniques for my own personal work.

If you have any other questions about this blog post, please feel free to ask them in the comment section below, or join me on my social media pages or Facebook group!

I wish you happy crafting!

Kind regards,

Lizzy

2 thoughts on “The 6 Best DIY Miniature Tutorials On Domestika.Org”

  1. My wife and grand kids have been making doll houses and doll house furniture. We can across your site as we were looking for more DIY miniature projects that we could do more with our grandchildren. They are ages 4 (girl), 6 (boy) and 9 (girl). We think that they would love doing some of these projects, but (unless we missed it) didn’t really see any that could be do kids of their ages. Can you please guide us and/ or provide a few recommendations for us?

    Thank you!

    -Mike

    Reply
    • Hello Mike!

      It is true that these DIY miniature tutorials from Domestika are meant for adult makers. 

      What you could do is check out some of my DIY projects on my Youtube channel, I am sure that some of these are very suitable for kids to do as well;-)

      I wish your whole family happy crafting!

      Kind regards,

      Lizzy

      Reply

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