Do you love miniature things?

There’s something childlike about miniature … or for that matter, most anything on a micro scale.

Dolls’ House of Petronella Oortman, circa 1686-1710, via Wikimedia Commons

And the latest mini marvel I’ve discovered?

Miniature dollhouses … made in mint tins.

They’re every bit as darling as you might imagine, and lovely mini maven Tanja Jensen (aka Sugar Charm Shop) has created a tutorial. Do you think you’ll try this DIY?

I’m also thinking of a playful mini “Secret Garden” like these lovelies from Pixie Hill. Or maybe a Christmas scene in a sardine can that I can hang on my tree …



  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    My mom loved to make miniature scenes inside of eggs. It takes much patience and dexterity and is harder to make it look right than one would think. I like your idea of a miniature Christmas tree ornament in a sardine can. That would be darling.

  2. lisa von saunder says:

    I have 10 thumbs or I would be doing this. I adore dollhouses and their miniature furniture,but micro mini? ooh baby that is hard! I have some regular dollhouse sized furniture that are exact reproductions of PA German furniture from the the collections from Winterthur Museum, just exquisite !

  3. CJ Armstrong says:

    Cute little tin doll house! I doubt I have the patience to do that . . . don’t have a tin either!

  4. Darlene Ricotta says:

    My mother used to have miniatures and made little doll houses, but nothing like the one you found. That is a beauty!
    Have a Happy Labor Day!

  5. Krista says:

    Wow! These doll houses are so cute!! I can tell they would definitely take a lot of patience and time. I don’t have enough patience to sit and make one of these, even though I wish I did. She is really talented. What a great find!

  6. Laurie Scott says:

    That is so adorable. When my children were young I would make some miniatures in sugar eggs as gifts for school teachers. Very time consuming but well worth it.

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