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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Miniatures made from scraps

Hello dear readers,

these are hot August days we are enduring right now.  I'm either on my daily visits to my husband at the recuperation clinic or at home.  Both places are air-conditioned else I'm not sure if I could be able to do any work.

I decided to make miniatures from scraps and things lying around.

Kitchen scales. The body is made from  painted styrofoam  market trays. The metal plate above is part of a Hanukkah candle holder.  These are sold at craft stores in packs of nine at about 25 cents of a US$ each.  The  round balance gauge is a printable from the net inside a pill bubble.

Among the things in Maria's parcel of gifts were three rather large mushrooms, probably designed to be planted in a garden scene pot.  This is a teapot made from one of them.  The two others will be turned into tiny fairy houses.

The fairy house mushroom teapot led on to other teapot houses made from Fimo covered scraps of craft wood.

Here is a teapot made from a glass bead.  I bought a bracelet strung on an elastic band with eleven of the same bead and tiny silver caps separating one from another.  This too was a cheap find at 0.25 US$. ( I can't resist beads, especially at this price.)  The other ten will be turned into

I am working on another wall hanging shop.  I hope to able to fill the window with teapots but the ones you see in the photos above are too large for the scale.  I'll try to show you how I make the
box in my next post.

A warm welcome to my new followers and blessings to you all.


  1. Such sweet little teapots. Now I want some tea and muffins.

  2. Se te da muy bien el reciclado, Drora! :) Me han gustado sobre todo las teteras y esa idea de hacer una tienda repleta de ellas. Ha visto alguna tienda de teteras en mini y resultan encantadoras, deseando ver tus avances :) Un beso

  3. LOVE the Scales Drora and what a great way to use up the tiny bits and pieces which we all have lying around
    'veYour teapots are very creative and I look forward to seeing how you made them too.

  4. I love your tea pots and what a great idea for the mushroom it looks so cute. The scales are amazing and look so real.I am looking forward to seeing how you made the teapots as I love teapots.
    Hugs Maria

  5. !!! Que bonito es todo Drora !!!!

  6. Hi, Drora! You have found a great way to realize your creativity. Many great ideas, thank you! I also love beads, this is my weakness. Hugs, Julia

  7. Que bien has aprovechado los pequeños materiales para convertirlos en preciosas miniaturas!

  8. The kitchen scales are fantastic and the teapots so lovely. I love everything!

  9. Hello Drora,
    What wonderful transformations. You did wonderful work...I especially love the scale
    I hope your husband is doing better.
    Big hug

  10. It's great to see you back to creating miniatures - and what kind of miniatures! You've had the most wonderful ideas how to use the material you've had at hand, the scales are awesome and I admire all your teapots. Those mushrooms Maria has sent to you are very common in Germany for decorating Advent wreaths - it was fun to see how well they inspired you.


  11. Has puesto mucha imaginación. Muy bonito.

  12. Your kitchen scales are great.