Cottage Dollhouse Ideas

Need some ideas for your cottage dollhouse?

My Overnight Coffee YouTube channel video below shows some really unique ideas you can add to your cottage-style house.

Each of the items in the video below are authentic pieces from the past. They each had their own use in the household and were designed in clever and often beautiful ways. These items are from the 1700’s to the early 1900’s.

Cottage dollhouses can be absolutely beautiful to design and create. Whether you are choosing a seaside, forest, or countryside cottage, the aesthetic to each can be unique and charming!

Finding miniatures to make for this style of dollhouse can be a lot of fun, too! Here are some DIY craft printables that you can use in your cottage dollhouse! These printables are found in my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy. Perfect for when you need some cottage dollhouse ideas!

Need more ideas and inspiration? Visit my other videos on my Overnight Coffee channel on YouTube. You can find ideas for miniatures, dollhouses, doll clothing and accessories…and more! Perfect for inspiring your artistic creativity! It also features tutorials for many of my printables that can be found in my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy.

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Dollhouse Miniature Tutorials

I started a YouTube channel, Overnight Coffee, that features dollhouse miniature tutorials and ideas for dollhouses. The tutorials are videos on how to make the many miniature printables I have in my Etsy store. Besides the tutorials, there are many videos that can inspire ideas for miniatures and dollhouse rooms.

I have carefully curated collections of photos from various vintage sources for the idea videos. They feature real photos of vintage items and actual rooms in houses that can help give some authentic ideas for miniature home decor. I love putting them together and showcasing some wonderful items from days long ago. There are so many ingenious things that have been made and invented throughout history. Besides being a fun artistic outlet, dollhouses and roomboxes are perfect for presenting a little snapshot of these times from long ago.

In addition to the idea videos, I have created dollhouse miniature tutorials of the printables I design. These printables are found in my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy. I absolutely love coming up with different ideas and creating each of them digitally. The tutorial videos are to show how to make them and to give some good tips. Because I was a teacher and an artist most of my life, I have found this is a fun way to use both of those skills.

Here’s one of my tutorial videos on the Overnight Coffee Channel!

So, if you need inspiration or a tutorial on one of my printables,you can visit my Overnight Coffee YouTube channel by clicking on the photos, video link, or text link!

In addition, if you love miniatures, visit my Dollhouse Miniatures board on Pinterest! More of my miniatures to see there, too!

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Artisan Dollhouse Miniatures

Artisan dollhouse miniatures are a wonderful way to make your dollhouse or roombox unique! I have a passion for creating these miniaturized pieces. The creativity that goes into each one is from my own imagination and design.

Artist-made miniatures are fun to collect. Most artists have their own style and incorporate them into their miniature art. Collecting pieces by artists is a fun hobby and can add special uniqueness to your dollhouse!

I have been creating these pieces for almost 5 years and have loved every minute of it. I specialize in making items that look older and loved. They represent a time gone by and treasures found again.

This video shows one of the pieces I have created. I had so much fun finding the little letters and photos, as well as creating the cloth cat doll and tiny books. The actual basket is also handmade and painted to look old. Just a really fun project!

If you like artisan dollhouse miniatures, visit my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy. I am adding miniature pieces all the time!

Also, I create printables if you like to make your own miniatures! They are also found in my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy!

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Victorian Dollhouse Ideas

One popular style of dollhouse is the Victorian house. Here are some great Victorian dollhouse ideas for those of you are decorating an authentic house or Halloween dwelling.

Victorian Dollhouse Ideas

  1. Ornate features- Woodwork often had beautiful carvings and intricate details in these homes. You could find them on stairways, ceilings, and the exterior.
  2. High ceilings– Bigger was better and heating/cooling bills weren’t an issue. The ceilings provided another area for decor as you could see beautiful chandeliers hanging from them as well as ornate ceiling tiles.
  3. Stained glass– Throughout a lot of these homes, stained glass was a coveted feature. Stairwell landings and visiting rooms provided an opportunity to showcase these beautiful windows.
  4. Fireplaces– These provided the much needed warmth during the colder months. You could often find them in several rooms throughout the home and often they also provided a means to display more home decor.
  5. Steep roofs- This is a famous feature of this style of house. It often lends to the “spookiness” that comes with the home’s lore.
  6. Large size– These houses were definitely not cottages. They featured several rooms and stories for showcasing the owner’s grand style. Lots of hallways and lots of rooms meant more ways to decorate.
  7. Turrets– This style of architecture was reminiscent of a castle. The allure to show you owned your own “castle” was visible by having this feature.
  8. Iron fencing– Gothic style fencing often surrounded the property. The ornate features of the fence would compliment the homes exterior.
  9. Multiple stories– Each floor had a purpose and design. Often some floors were closed off during cold or hot months.
  10. Maximalist decor– Lots of decorative and ornate decor….everywhere! This style as for people who loved to show off a lot of their possessions.

Want more Victorian dollhouse ideas? Check out my video with beautiful photos of REAL Victorian interiors!

Love miniatures? Visit my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy for handmade miniatures and miniature printables!

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Dollhouse Miniature Shoebox Printable

This dollhouse miniature shoebox printable is perfect if you need more storage for miniature shoes! You can also use them to decorate a dollhouse closet. It’s also a great craft item if you are creating a mini shoe store!

This printable features 12 different designs. The box lids each have a cute little shoe and the boxes have beautiful designs that give them an authentic look. Simply print, cut…and create!

You can be creative such as creating a display for a miniature shoe store or general store. You can also stack them in a dollhouse closet for storage space. Another fun use is in a birthday scene for fun presents!

You can find this miniature shoebox printable in my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy by clicking the photo above or the link.

In addition to the directions on the printable, here’s a video tutorial on how to make the boxes.

Love miniatures? Check out my handmade miniatures on Etsy!

Creating and decorating with miniatures can be a lot of fun! Miniatures are a perfect past-time to share with others. They make cute gifts. The art of displaying a miniature scene can be a great way to learn about history while having a joyful experience.

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Valentine’s Day Miniature Printables

These Valentine’s Day miniature printables are a beautiful way to decorate a dollhouse!

The Valentine gift boxes printable comes with 10 sweet boxes with gorgeous pink and red designs. Each box has a lid that makes it fun to add a little gift or treat to add to a miniature scene. The boxes are square and rectangular in shape. Each come with easy-to-follow directions on how to construct the boxes. A perfect way to add a little creative touch to a dollhouse or roombox.

The Valentine cards and box can add a bit of authenticity to a miniature scene. Each of the twenty little cards are actual card designs from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The little box is a perfect way to display or hold the little cards. It is made to look old and worn from days of loving use. And bonus! This Valentine’s Day miniature printable also comes with a sheet of crafting paper with different designs for the holidays. You can use it to create more elaborate Valentines or your own miniature holiday decor!

You can purchase both of these printables in my Late Night Coffee Etsy store. Simply click the pictures below or the link!

Looking for some quick ideas for decorating your dollhouse for Valentine’s Day? Check out this short video!

Love miniatures? Follow my Dollhouse Miniature Pinterest Board! Hundreds of wonderful miniatures!

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Miniature General Store Ideas

Finding miniature general store ideas can be really fun!

General stores offer a lot of opportunities for creativity. Deciding where the general store would be located gives to the theme of the building and the products offered inside. These miniature products can easily be made, bought, and even created with household items. There are also many printables you can find that can be constructed easily and added to a little store.

They also are wonderful for telling a story. You can create little scenes within the store to make it come alive for the viewer. Adding a little “store cat” or spilled box of cereal is a fun way to create some action in the miniature setting. Dolls can be customers and store clerks that tell a bit more about what happens in the store.

In addition, it offers a fun way to learn history. Researching different stores and products during a certain time period is a great way to learn about the past. Using authentic merchandise and styles can create a little historical display that teaches people as well as entertains.

Finally, you can get some great ideas from REAL general stores and other small retail establishments from the video above which is found on my new YouTube Channel “Overnight Coffee”. Carefully curated, these photos are perfect for getting some inspiration and getting some unique miniature general store ideas!

You can find some wonderful printables and dollhouse miniatures to add to your miniature store in my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy!

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Dollhouse Miniature Printables

You can find all of these dollhouse miniature printables in my Late Night Coffee Etsy store. Click each picture or the link to see!

Printables are a perfect way to add a creative touch to your dollhouse or mini display!

By printing out and creating your own miniatures, you can make as many as you want, when you want, and add your own special touches. It’s a great way to be creative with your dollhouse, roombox, or mini display. And bonus…you can get it quickly when you suddenly have that imagination spark!

Printables also are a great way to create special gifts for someone else who loves miniatures. By having the ability to create as many items as you would like, you can make a unique miniature gift for someone.

You can find all of these easy-to-print printables and more in my Etsy store! I continue to add printables to my store, so be sure to stop by occasionally to see if there is something new!

Do you love displaying and collecting miniatures? Follow my miniatures board on Pinterest for printables and handmade vintage-style miniatures! I add to the board every week, so it’s a great way to find new and interesting pieces you’ll love!

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Dollhouse Miniature Toy and Game Boxes Printable

If you love collecting tiny treasures, check out this vintage-style dollhouse miniature printable! It is perfect for Christmas, birthdays, or crafting a nostalgic-themed miniature room.

It’s like a delightful time capsule for your dollhouse! Each box features a graphic or picture of toys, games, and activities from long ago.

Whether you’re gearing up for Christmas, birthdays, or crafting a room with a touch of nostalgia, this printable is a go-to. These minuscule wonders are perfect for scenes reminiscent of bygone celebrations.

And guess what? It’s kind to your budget! Just hit print, do a little cutting, and dive into the joy of crafting these miniature marvels for yourself or someone who shares your love for all things tiny. Also, if you need more, just print more out!

So, whether you’re adorning a petite Christmas tree, transforming a dollhouse bedroom into a more nostalgic time, or crafting a holiday-themed display, this vintage-style printable is a great way to add to the fun!

Please note: This printable is designed for adult miniature collectors. It is not a child’s toy.

You can find this printable in my Late Night Coffee Etsy store. Simply click the link or photos!

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Dollhouse Miniature Grocery Boxes Printable

If you enjoy playing with dollhouses, consider adding a unique touch with this vintage-style dollhouse miniature grocery boxes printable! These small treasures bring a special charm to your dollhouse kitchen, general store, or vintage style miniature display. What’s fantastic is that you can easily print these at home, making your dollhouse world uniquely yours.

Why print your miniatures? Printing your own dollhouse miniatures has great benefits! It’s cost effective and easy to purchase. It also ensures you can have as many of these little wonders as you want – no need to worry about running out!

These grocery boxes are a great way to transport your dollhouse back in time. They infuse an nostalgic vibe into your miniature world and add a bit of old-fashioned charm with their cute vintage graphics.

Please note: This printable is designed for adult miniature collectors. It is not a child’s toy.

You can find this dollhouse miniature grocery boxes printable in my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy! Simply click the link or pictures!

Love dollhouse miniatures? Visit my Late Night Coffee store for handmade miniatures or follow my Late Night Coffee Pinterest page to see more of my miniature art!

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