Mittwoch, 7. Januar 2015

Tutorial: Mini Dollhouse

Dear Readers,

it's time for a new tutorial!
You might know, that the Tuxedo sisters love to play with dolls, so I made them a new doll house.

You need:

FIMO (in different colours)
FIMO liquid (but you can also use sugerglue later)
a pasta machine or a rolling pin
paper (for the measurements) & and a cutter/sharp knife for the FIMO

Step 1

We will first draw the basic walls of the house onto paper and cut them out. I used the following measurements:

The front: 2,5 x 3 cm
Both side walls: 2,5 x 1,5 cm
The Bottom: 3 x 1,5 cm
Both roof parts: 3 x 1, 5 cm
And the inner ceiling: 3 x 1,5 cm

Cut them out.

Step 2

Roll out a sheet of clay and place your measured house parts on it.

Here you see the front, the bottom and the two walls.

With the help of a sharp knife cut out all parts of the house. Now you can add a door and some windows.

I added the line for the later ceiling.

Step 3

Carefully press the parts together.

Now add the inner ceiling.

Prebake the house for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Roll out some red clay. Add the roof measurements and cut them out. Form the roof shape.

Because our roof should be closed in the front, carefully place the construction on a sheet of red clay.

Now cut around the edges, so you're having a nice closed roof.

Add a window if you want.

Step 5

Carefully press the roof at your prebaked house.

Now you can use the FIMO liquid to fill in empty space between the house and roof. Or cou can add superglue later to give the roof a better hold.

Bake the house for another 10 minutes.

Step 6

Let's make some dolls!
Form a tiny ball for the head. Carefully add some ears - you can use needle tools for that. 

Form a simple body with feet and add a tail. Bake them.

Step 7

Cut out very small sheets of brown clay and add them to the windows to get some blinds. Cut out a bigger one to have a door. Attach them to the house.
I added also a red border, but that's optional.

Yes, you see right - one of my window sheets is on the bottom :(. Unfortunatly it slipped while it was baking, so I can't remove it now :/.

Step 8

Now make as many little furniture pieces like you want.

I make them really simple looking, but of course you can make them also more detailed. Add them to the house and bake the whole house again.

And you're finished :).

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! 

The Tuxedo's seem to like their new toy :D. 

I'm sorry that I won't be able to post very often in the coming 5 weeks - I have to do lot's of Uni work, but I'm sure that I will do a few posts :).

Also the new bio's will be uploaded till end of this week.

I hope you're all feeling well and that you had a good start in 2015.

yours Kyra


  1. Lovely tutorial! :D Your dollhouse looks so cute! :) If I have time this weekend, I plan to make some dresses using the tutorial you used for Margarete's dress XD

    1. Aww, thank you :).
      Oh great, I hope it works out :)

  2. Your tutorial is amazing! The photos really help as well. Thank you so much for showing your tricks!

  3. Great tutorial, I will certainly have to try this !

    1. Thank you! :) I wish you good luck when you're trying it out! It would be great to see your result :)

  4. What a delightful little creation! You are so clever with FIMO, I think I will attempt this; but I won't hold out any hopes for it to look anything like as great as yours :D


    1. Thank you for your compliment! :) It would be great if you would try it, it's easier, than it looks :D

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  6. *Typo. Oh yay, looks lovely! I will most definitely be trying this! Every Sylvanian child should be able to have their own dollhouse, and now they can! Don't worry about not being able to post as much, you have posted so many wonderful stories and things last month, you deserve a little break. :)

    1. :D I think the same, everyone should have one! I wish you good luck with trying! :)

  7. Aw, I love it! Your tutorials are always fab, Kyra, well done once again! <3

  8. Thanks for the tutorial! The mini dollhouse is super cute!! And the tiny kitty...Awww your critters seem very happy to have this dollhouse.

  9. What a pretty house you created :) Nice one! I have wooden pieces to make a dollhouse, but I haven't gotten around it.

    1. :) thank you Suvi! Working with wood is much easier - that I have found out now.. lol

  10. What a well done dolls house and furniture. You are very talented. I need more time to go through and look at all your stories.

    1. Thank you, dear! I hope you enjoy the rest of my blog :)