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This year I decided that I wanted to make a couple of miniature houses for my nativity village.
In the past years my family bought some other miniatures houses for it but, looking at them, I realized that they were made out of thin cardboard and they weren't even so nice after all...so I thought I had to try and make better ones!

In this instructable I will show you how to make a basic miniature house using cardboard.
Using this method you can create all the miniatures houses you want!
You can change shape, size, colors, details...anything! Just let your fantasy lead you and who knows, maybe you can even create your dream (miniature) house! :D
 
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Step 1: What you need

  • pieces of cardboard
  • hot glue (or white glue)
  • cutter
  • brown, green and gray acrylic paint
  • clay roof tiles (or similar)
  • pencil and ruler

Step 2: Two sides of the house

Picture of Two sides of the house
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Let's start drawing the first 2 sides of the house on cardboard.

I used pieces of cardboard that were left from a box so I decided to keep their measures because they seemed to be fine for my miniature house. These pieces are 7 x 5,3 cm (2.75 x 2 inches).
Measure 5cm (1.96 inches) starting from one of the shortest sides and draw a line that divides the piece in 2.
Calculate the middle point of that line, which is about 2.6cm in mine (1 inch) and, working on the smallest side, draw another line perpendicular to the other.
Now join the top of that smaller line to the ends of the other one to recreate the shape of a roof.

This is so much harder to explain than to do so please take a look at the pictures and I am sure you'll understand what I mean.

Cut away the 2 parts that are not part of the roof/house and make another identical shape.
hunter9999 months ago

hmmmm..Why wasn't this featured? My guess is the 'What you need' step did not have a photo :-(

You did a great job though! :-D

lindarose92 (author)  hunter9999 months ago

Thanks! No, most of my ibles don't have a photo in the "what you need" step...that doesn't really matter in featuring, personally I don't even think of that in other ibles.

The truth is that this project is probably not as good as others :)

Maybe, or unless the editors missed it - but I doubt that. Sometimes insturctables are featured later on. There is always hope. :-)

Sooo cute! love miniatures! they're really fun to make :)
lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
They really are! Thank you so much! :)
Very cute! Some tiny clay stones on the wall will be nice too :-)
lindarose92 (author)  andrea biffi1 year ago
Thank you! I actually drew the stones on the wall in one of the other miniatures houses I made but adding "real" clay stones is a good idea!