The Best Miniature Dollhouse Decorating Ideas – 5 Book Reviews.

Where else could you get fantastic miniature dollhouse decorating ideas, but from books?

Oh well, that’s not entirely correct, because there is my website, lol!

All kidding aside, of course, there are other ways. Like going on social media like Instagram or Facebook, and so many others.

But today, we are going to dive deeper into 5 dollhouse books that could be interesting for you to find lots of miniature-dollhouse decorating ideas.

Reminder: these reviews are my own and personal, yours might be different!

Book Number 1: Dollhouse Decor & More, Volume 1.

Author(s):

Joanna Campbell Slan and Christine Verstraete.

Some more info:

This dollhouse book (paperback), includes 62 projects for miniature crafters of all levels.

Dollhouse Decor and more

Projects:

  • Gentleman’s Desk Set
  • Lady’s Desk Set
  • Pillows, Throws and Rugs
  • Plants and Planters
  • Candles
  • Wreaths

The Price.

$16,81

Where to get this item.

On BookDepository.

Overall Rank.

4 stars

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • Very well written directions and very creative projects
  • It has beautifull pictures
  • you can make the miniatures with materials that are easy to find and budget friendly

The Bad.

  • not suitable if you are looking for something more challenging, it is just for beginners

Final Conclusion.

This seems like a perfect dollhouse book for people starting out with decoration. Just don’t expect complicated or sophisticated projects.


Book number 2: DIY Dollhouse : Build and Decorate a Toy House Using Everyday Materials

Author(s):

Alexia Henrion

Some more info:

D.I.Y. Dollhouse is an amazing illustrated guide for creative builders and designers.

DIY dollhouse decor

It shows them how to build and furnish their own eco-friendly dollhouse, with an incredible eye for detail.

The simple instructions cover everything miniaturists need to get started, from making room boxes out of crate boxes and pieces of scrap fabric to crafting furniture and household items.

How to use recycled materials, such as empty plastic containers and bottles, bottle caps, cardboard boxes, plastic trays, drinking straws, and more, are also included.

Learn how to transform these easy-to-find household items into a sofa, bunk bed, desk chair, fridge, stove, bucket, and mop.

Even a hot tub for the rooftop garden is amongst the possibilities.

The Price.

$25,95.

Where to get this item.

On Bookdepository.

Overall Rank.

4 stars and a half

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • The instructions are clear and easy to follow
  • Creating doll house furniture out of everyday items is something I’m really fond of.
  • Lots of good ideas for kids

The Bad.

  • The pictures in the book don’t seem good quality

Final Conclusion.

If I would search for more ideas on how to craft dollhouse decor from everyday items, I would surely buy this book.


Book number 3: RibbonwoodCottage.

Author(s):

Debbie Booth

Some more info:

Beware that this is a downloadable Ebook in a PDF file and not a paperback.

This Ebook is nearly 50 pages long and is filled with wonderful ideas! The author shares them in a story and describes how she goes about decorating little rooms, dioramas, and dollhouses.

There are over 100 ideas, tips, techniques, semi-homemade projects, printables, and miniature kitchen and bakery words for printing out with directions on how to label canisters and containers to fill a little kitchen and all the cupboards and shelves.

And it shows her personal decorating plan.

The Price.

$10,99

Where to get this item.

On Etsy.

Overall Rank.

This book gets nothing but 5 stars, so:

5 star reviews

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • Buyers are raving over this shop, this means that it gets a lot of 5-star reviews in the past 7 days
  • Easy downloadable and very readable PDF file
  • nice little bonuses of mini printables
  • has fantastic ideas

The Bad.

  • The shop itself does not accept returns or exchanges, which in this case of an Ebook sounds more than reasonable.

Final Conclusion.

If I ever find the time to do more things than I am already doing, this is one of the first purchases that I would make!

PS: Apparently there is more than one Ebook on decorating dollhouses: there is also one on fall decoration ideas and it looks lovely as well!


Book number 4: The Encyclopedia of Dollhouse-Decorating Techniques

Author(s):

William Davis, Caroline List, and Nick Forder

Some more info:

This hardcover dollhouse book provides instructions and techniques for working with interior and exterior dollhouse designs, discusses tools and equipment, and offers advice on finding decorating ideas.

The Price.

$24,95

Where to get this item.

On BookDepository.

Overall Rank.

4 stars and a half

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • This book is more for advanced miniaturists, which can of course be good OR bad, depending on what level you are in πŸ™‚
  • A lot of good information in here on completing the exterior and the interior (roofing, flooring, exterior wall finishing, etc.)
  • Has some phenomenal pictures of some magnificent houses.

The Bad.

  • It can get quite pricey depending on who sells it

Final Conclusion.

This book full of miniature dollhouse decorating ideas really seems worth buying, it’s made by professionals!


Book number 5: The Dollhouse Flower Shop

Author(s):

Angie Scar.

Some more info:

Last, but not least!

If you do not know Angie Scar by now, it is time you do haha πŸ˜‰ I am a big fan of her!

She has multiple books on the market, describing how to do things, and her own Youtube channel as well. Have a look, for example, at this tutorial on how to make flower molds from common tools, just the info that I needed!

Which books has she written? Here’s a list:

  • Miniature food masterclass
  • Making miniature food and market stalls
  • Making miniature food: 12 small scale projects
  • The miniature garden book
  • The dollhouse flower shop
  • Angie scar miniature challenges
  • Miniature challenges
  • fairy houses and fantasy garden
  • making it small
  • in Spanish: los retos de miniaturas (also in a French and German edition)

That’s something, no? πŸ™‚

The miniature gardens book

The Price.

Variable prices, check out the link below.

Where to get this item.

On BookDepository.

Overall Rank.

A well deserved

5 star reviews

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • Angie Scar has a lot of different books for you to enjoy
  • very professional artist, known very well online, especially in the UK
  • She is a very good technical writer, the projects are explained step by step and very clear
  • gorgeous pictures

The Bad.

  • I can’t even find negative reviews, can you?

Final Conclusion.

What can I say? I would definitely and I hΓ ve bought these dollhouse and miniatures books!


My Final Conclusion.

If you are a bit stuck on what to do next or completely out of ideas, why not buy some fantastic books and get some inspiration and/or tutorials?

I hope that you enjoyed these 5 reviews on miniature dollhouse decorating ideas. If you have any questions, please leave a message below or join me now on my Facebook group.

It’s full of lovely people who might know more than I do!

I wish you a lot of happy crafting!

Best regards,

Lizzy

6 thoughts on “The Best Miniature Dollhouse Decorating Ideas – 5 Book Reviews.”

  1. Hi Lizzy

    You review and authority on this subject is a valuable resource in this niche.I especially like that you also provide a review on a book that explains how to build  using recycled material. I am very eco-conscious myself.

    Also, it nice that you review resources across the spectrum, suitable for beginners to advanced miniaturists.

    Reply
    • Hello Les,

      I would like to thank you for your positive comment and I wish you much happy crafting by using recycled materials πŸ˜‰

      Best regards,

      Lizzy

      Reply
  2. It was nice to come across your post and read about dollhouses and decorations.  It is a niche that I’ve had no exposure to and I can appreciate your interest in this.   You’ve done a great job of directing readers to resources in the form of books you have experience with within this post.    Readers with this interest are in the driver’s seat to accessing the info they need with your 5 reviews.   I wish you all the best as you pursue this passion.

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    • Hi Michael!

      I would like to thank you for your interest in this hobby and if you are going to craft something for a child or for someone else, I wish you much fun with that!

      Best regards,

      Lizzy

      Reply
  3. I love that these books can teach me to make my own dollhouse and miniature accessories.  I have been considering buying these things but it would be a labor of love to make them myself!  It would make it so much more special and personal.  I especially the ebook that has printouts for labels.  What a great idea!

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    • Hi again Cynthia!

      Thanks so much again for the compliments and I wish you  a lot of fun with the Ebook!

      Happy crafting!

      Best regards,

      Lizzy

      Reply

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