How to Make a Miniature Cabin in Woods Cloche!


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How to Make a Miniature Cabin in Woods Cloche!  This tiny little miniature cabin in the woods is the perfect craft for a July afternoon. Make the tiniest and most adorable Winter scene captured in a bottle.   I love working on Christmas projects in July because it's warm outside, I feel like being busy...and I'm not swamped with holiday have-to's.

How to Make a Miniature Cabin in Woods Cloche!


This tiny little miniature cabin in the woods is the perfect craft for a July afternoon.
Make the tiniest and most adorable Winter scene captured in a bottle.


I love working on Christmas projects in July because it's warm outside, I feel like being busy...and I'm not swamped with holiday have-to's.



How to Make a Miniature Cabin in Woods Cloche!  This tiny little miniature cabin in the woods is the perfect craft for a July afternoon. Make the tiniest and most adorable Winter scene captured in a bottle.   I love working on Christmas projects in July because it's warm outside, I feel like being busy...and I'm not swamped with holiday have-to's.

Recently, I've been intrigued by miniatures.


Like, it's an otherly-world vibe. Something is making me think about minis all the time.


I shared a little story previously about my mom loving miniatures and making little houses filled with lots of fun things to look at, all to miniature scale. My mom was such a great crafter. She passed away when I was 17 from cancer and I never had an adult relationship with her.

I imagine that we'd be the best of crafting buddies.
We'd make little things together, write calligraphy, sew and have the best time.


I did my first miniature project a few months back and I still love it, check out this little
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I was excited to try a much smaller scale miniature scene.


It's ever so teensy tiny.


This little cloche measures 1/2 inch wide and 1 inch tall!


I love that it can hold so much emotion and story in such a small little jar.


This little cabin in the woods was a stretch for me to paint something so small, but I love it!


I was excited to try a much smaller scale miniature scene.   It's ever so teensy tiny.   This little cloche measures 1/2 inch wide and 1 inch tall!   I love that it can hold so much emotion and story in such a small little jar.   This little cabin in the woods was a stretch for me to paint something so small, but I love it!

Supplies



Supplies  Mini Glass Cloche/Bell Jar Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint (use code: DOODLECRAFT15 for 15% off purchase!) Thick White Cardstock Detail Paint Brushes Detail Scissors Hobby Knife White Glue (something that dries clear) Palette and Water

Step 1: Sketch


Begin by measuring the little cloche.


This gives you a realistic idea of how small your art needs to be.


I wanted the trees to be able to show from the front, so the house must be much smaller than half inch wide.


Start by sketching it out in pencil.


There's not a lot of room for details, so make it simple.



Step 1: Sketch  Begin by measuring the little cloche.   This gives you a realistic idea of how small your art needs to be.   I wanted the trees to be able to show from the front, so the house must be much smaller than half inch wide.   Start by sketching it out in pencil.   There's not a lot of room for details, so make it simple.

Step 2: Paint


After the design is sketched, use the Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface paint to color it in.


I thinned some of the paint a little with water, but wanted some parts, like the roof line, to be thick paint to give it dimension.


Step 2: Paint  After the design is sketched, use the Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface paint to color it in.   I thinned some of the paint a little with water, but wanted some parts, like the roof line, to be thick paint to give it dimension.

Step 3: Cut


Now use the detail scissors to carefully cut the shapes out completely.


This part takes patience. 


Go slow, take out small cuts at a time.


**NOTE: I did not paint the backside, it's still just white cardstock. You could also paint the back so it's viewable from all angles.


Step 3: Cut  Now use the detail scissors to carefully cut the shapes out completely.   This part takes patience.    Go slow, take out small cuts at a time.    **NOTE: I did not paint the backside, it's still just white cardstock. You could also paint the back so it's viewable from all angles.

Step 4: Glue


Now that the pieces are cut out. Use the hobby knife to cut a small slit in the top of the cork, just wide enough for the cabin and trees to fit in.


Step 4: Glue  Now that the pieces are cut out. Use the hobby knife to cut a small slit in the top of the cork, just wide enough for the cabin and trees to fit in.

Stagger the placement and add layers to create depth inside the cloche.


Then add a little glue on the base of the painted cut out image and slide it into the cork slit.


In hindsight, I would have placed some shrubs in front of the house, but hesitated because I painted snow on the roof and trees.


Stagger the placement and add layers to create depth inside the cloche.   Then add a little glue on the base of the painted cut out image and slide it into the cork slit.   In hindsight, I would have placed some shrubs in front of the house, but hesitated because I painted snow on the roof and trees.

Once the little scene is created on the cork, it's ready to seal up forever!


Let the glue dry completely.


Once the little scene is created on the cork, it's ready to seal up forever!   Let the glue dry completely.

I absolutely love it!


I think my mom would love it too. She's already whispering things to my heart that I could paint and put inside the other little jars. An ocean scene, a hammock, palm trees...I'll need to enlist the help of my Cricut to get things cut out in really fine details.


Because I bought a whole package of these little cloche's, I have 9 more that I need to fill with holiday cheer. 


I can totally see giving them as gifts too, they are so cute and tiny! Make a bunch of them now and they'll be ready to give as gifts for the holidays. Trust me, your future self will thank you!


Perfect for that person that has everything and doesn't need any more clutter!



I absolutely love it!   I think my mom would love it too. She's already whispering things to my heart that I could paint and put inside the other little jars. An ocean scene, a hammock, palm trees...I'll need to enlist the help of my Cricut to get things cut out in really fine details.   Because I bought a whole package of these little cloche's, I have 9 more that I need to fill with holiday cheer.    I can totally see giving them as gifts too, they are so cute and tiny! Make a bunch of them now and they'll be ready to give as gifts for the holidays. Trust me, your future self will thank you!   Perfect for that person that has everything and doesn't need any more clutter!

Step 5: Seal Up


After the glue is dry, carefully seal it up tight with the glass bell jar, tight around the cork.



Step 5: Seal Up  After the glue is dry, carefully seal it up tight with the glass bell jar, tight around the cork.

It's not impossible to get this apart again, but it would most likely destroy the cork base in the process, so I think it will stay like this forever.


It's not impossible to get this apart again, but it would most likely destroy the cork base in the process, so I think it will stay like this forever.

That's it!


Isn't this little miniature cabin in the woods adorable!?


I love the scale. 


Seriously, these pictures make it look huge...but it's so tiny and delicate.


That's it!   Isn't this little miniature cabin in the woods adorable!?   I love the scale.    Seriously, these pictures make it look huge...but it's so tiny and delicate.

Perfect decor to sit on the mantle's edge, a bookshelf or any little nook or cranny. 


This cutie could fit anywhere.


I have it on a cupcake stand here and it's so tiny.


Perfect decor to sit on the mantle's edge, a bookshelf or any little nook or cranny.    This cutie could fit anywhere.   I have it on a cupcake stand here and it's so tiny.

I love the billowy smoke rising from the chimney.


The house looks warm and inviting with its yellow glow, but the outside looks chilly with icicles and snow piles on trees and the roof.


I love the billowy smoke rising from the chimney.   The house looks warm and inviting with its yellow glow, but the outside looks chilly with icicles and snow piles on trees and the roof.

Ooh, a little Gingerbread house inside a miniature cloche would be so cute too!


See, one is just never enough!


Buy the full 10 bell cloches and invite over some friends for a Christmas in July Crafternoon party.
I love crafting with friends!


It would be fun to see the variety that everyone comes up with.


This highly intricate craft took me about an hour from start to finish.


It's so small, so the paint dried really quick!


Ooh, a little Gingerbread house inside a miniature cloche would be so cute too!   See, one is just never enough!   Buy the full 10 bell cloches and invite over some friends for a Christmas in July Crafternoon party. I love crafting with friends!   It would be fun to see the variety that everyone comes up with.   This highly intricate craft took me about an hour from start to finish.   It's so small, so the paint dried really quick!

Enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed this fun miniature cabin in woods cloche project for a fun Christmas in July craft. 


I love getting ahead for the holidays and this fun craft makes me so happy!


If you make one, share it on social media and tag me @doodlecraft so I can share it and cheer you on!


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How to Make a Miniature Cabin in Woods Cloche!  This tiny little miniature cabin in the woods is the perfect craft for a July afternoon. Make the tiniest and most adorable Winter scene captured in a bottle.   I love working on Christmas projects in July because it's warm outside, I feel like being busy...and I'm not swamped with holiday have-to's.








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