Miniature Bedroom

Build a cozy bedroom diorama out of big and small boxes.

Safety Tips

  • Young kids (3 to 8 years) should use child-safe scissors.
  • Small craft materials like beads and sequins are choking hazards. Not recommeded for children below the age of three.
Miniature Bedroom craft

Materials

  • Large shoebox or gift box
  • Small boxes
  • Paper cups
  • Plastic bottle caps
  • Craft foam
  • Construction paper
  • Self-hardening clay
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • White glue
  • Gift wrap paper or textured paper
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Sequins
  • Craft punches (optional)

Steps

Step 1 Miniature Bedroom 1. Look for a large shoe box or gift box to turn into your miniature bedroom. Scout around for smaller boxes for the furniture as well. You may need to trim off parts of these small boxes to obtain the desired size. Glue any open flaps on these small boxes.
Step 2 Miniature Bedroom 2. You can also make specialized box furniture by cutting and gluing box parts together such as this book shelf.
Step 3 Miniature Bedroom 3. Think of a color scheme for your bedroom. Paint both the interior and exterior of the box with your desired colors of acrylic paint.
Step 4 Miniature Bedroom 4. Paint the smaller boxes to make them look more like bedroom furniture. Paint on doors for the closet and drawers for the bedside table.
Step 5 Miniature Bedroom 5. Cut craft foam or gift wrap paper to cover the bottom of the box. Glue the edges in place.
Step 6 Miniature Bedroom 6. To make the bed, cut the headboard and footboard from construction paper. Glue them on either side of the box bed.
Step 7 Miniature Bedroom 7. Cut a piece of textured paper or gift wrap paper to cover the bed. Glue the paper onto the box.
Step 8 Miniature Bedroom 8. Cut another piece of colored paper and glue this as the blanket or comforter.
Step 9 Miniature Bedroom 9. If you have craft punches, punch out some designs on the bed's headboard and footboard.
Step 10 Miniature Bedroom 10. Make a pillow by cutting a rectangular piece of craft foam. Apply glue on its surface and roll into a pillow shape.
Step 11 Miniature Bedroom 11 Glue the pillow onto the bed.
Step 12 Miniature Bedroom 12. Glue the furniture in place inside the box bedroom.
Step 13 Miniature Bedroom 13. Create small details using materials like self-hardening clay, paper, pipe cleaner, or sequins. Self-hardening clay is a very versatile material and can be used to mold an infinite number of decor. I've made a teddy bear, a basketball, and a pair of slippers. The potted plant was made using a soda bottle cap for the pot, clay for the soil, and green construction paper for the leaves.
Step 14 Miniature Bedroom 14. Construction paper was used to make a mini picture frame as well as these tiny books. The flower vase consists of a large bead for the vase, green pipe cleaner for the stems, and sequins for the flowers.
Step 15 Miniature Bedroom 15. Be creative and decorate your bedroom with miniature objects. When you're finished, arrange and glue the objects in place around the bedroom.

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