How to Make Miniature Dollhouse Plates

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How to Make Miniature Dollhouse Plates
You can make your own dollhouse accessories out of craft materials. (Martin Poole/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

If you enjoy putting together dollhouses, you may want to accessorise your dollhouse with miniature items that will make it look like a real house, such as dinner plates. However, if you purchase dollhouse miniatures from a hobby shop, they can be costly. Instead of buying pre-made accessories for your dollhouse, you can create your own using inexpensive craft supplies. Making dollhouse plates yourself allows you to customise the plates to your liking --- you can even make them look like your own kitchen dishes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Polymer clay
  • Marble
  • Baking tray
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush, size 1 round

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  1. 1

    Roll a pea-sized piece of polymer clay into a ball. Make sure that the ball is completely round and not oblong or football-shaped. You can purchase polymer clay at any craft supply store.

  2. 2

    Press a marble down onto the ball, flattening the clay out into a plate shape. Repeat this process for as many dollhouse plates as you need.

  3. 3

    Place the clay plates onto a baking tray. Make sure that the baking tray is not greased. Bake the clay plates in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven for five minutes. The plates should be hard when removed from the oven. Allow the plates to cool for 20 minutes.

  4. 4

    Paint the tops of the dishes using a size 1 round brush and acrylic paint. A size 1 round paintbrush has an extremely fine tip that you can use to paint very small designs onto the plates. You can even try to replicate your own china pattern on the dollhouse miniature plates. Allow the paint to dry for 1 hour before placing the miniature plates into your dollhouse.

Tips and warnings

  • Be careful handling the polymer clay plates when you remove them from the oven, as they will be quite hot.

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