If you are one of the millions who love miniatures and dollhouses you know that the hobby can be quite expensive. Quality furniture and handcrafted items are important if you are a collector or if you want sturdy items for your child’s dollhouse. However, there are some items that can be printed right from the Internet where you can save some money in decorating a dollhouse. Miniature printables are available for free for use as wallpaper in a dollhouse, miniature art, miniature boxes, rugs, trims, package and other items. If you are looking to create a paper dollhouse and furniture for fun you can do that too. There are a variety of websites where you can go to download and print miniature printables. If you just type in miniature printables in Google or Bing you will be amazed at how many websites come just chock full of free printables for your dollhouse. Here is a discussion of just a few of the more interesting sites.
At Minatures.About.com you will find an instructional website on creating roombox and scene backdrops by Lesley Shepherd, an About.com guide. This article provides creative and imaginative ideas for using printable photos and wallpaper for creating landscapes behind windows, backdrops for shadow boxes, photos for wall murals, and for creating faux and trompe l’oeil textures and designs on dollhouse walls. She even has a suggestion on how to use tea to age the printed wallpaper to give it an antique and aged look. There is even a printable to use for a faux fireplace or to use for furniture placement.
Another interesting site is gomakesomething.com. At this site you will find an amazing number of printables for dollhouses and shadowboxes. There are all kinds of printables for creating miniature art pieces such as Victorian ladies, angels, and romantic photos. There are printables for shelves of miniature books, hat boxes, folding screens, floor mats, gift wrap, placemats, signs, stained glass, rugs and even tree skirts.
At Dollhouse miniature printables you will find printables such as creating a miniature orange crate, Japanese shoji screens, garden urns, mini aquarium, an outdoor grill, pictures, flags, treasure chest, wallpaper, quilts, and other accessories.
These are just a few of the websites you can go to for miniature printables. You can also be creative and use printables that may not have been designed with miniatures in mind but that you can reduce in size for use in a dollhouse. Just think creative and you will be amazed at all the different printables that could be useful.