Dollhouse Miniature Book DIY Kit & Tutorial --- Makes 124 Books

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With this bestselling kit and tutorial, you'll learn the secret technique behind my extraordinarily realistic miniature books!

Each kit includes instructions and covers to make miniature antique books using basic crafting supplies. The book covers are my original design, created from images of real antique books, and printed on high-quality textured paper. The high resolution of the cover images and the textured paper on which they are printed will give great detail and dimensionality to your final product. These books are not meant to open and my instructions will recommend gluing the pages shut, for heightened realism in scale.

The basic kit includes two sheets of book covers, each sheet with 62 books (124 book covers total). Customize the scale and desired number of book covers by using the drop-down menu in this listing (you can add additional book covers to your standard kit in multiples of 62). If you already have the kit's instructions and are looking to purchase additional book cover sheets only, you'll find them here:

www.etsy.com/listing/849008601

You will receive:
-book covers printed on high quality paper, ready to be cut out by you
-clear, fully-illustrated instructions for assembly

Although they are NOT included in this listing, these are the materials I recommend for assembling your kit:
-x-acto blade
-cutting board
-glue sticks
-lightweight cardboard (hint: cereal boxes work best!)
-heavy brown or cream card stock paper
-hot glue gun
-hot glue sticks
-sharp and strong scissors
-markers and/or colored pencils

My bestselling miniature book kits are now offered in three additional scales: 1:6, 1:24, 1:48. Though the tutorial does not change from scale to scale, you may find it useful to modify the suggested materials and technique to your respective scale.


***PLEASE NOTE*** Cabinet, card stock, glue sticks, and finished books NOT included! Kit does NOT include inner book pages, hot glue, scissors, etc. The good news is that this kit only requires basic crafting supplies, which I am betting already live in your house!

***Also, PLEASE NOTE*** Photocopying and distributing this copyrighted work is stealing. Making a living as an artist is hard. Your purchase honors my investment of time and materials and allows me to keep creating new things Thank you for not being a crook.

1-inch scale is pictured
dimensions of books vary

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Nancy Trofholz Mar 20, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I loved how these little books turned out. I added them to my bookshelf for My Haunted Mansion dollhouse, they look great. Shipping was super fast. Thank you.

Melissa Barton Jun 15, 2021

4 out of 5 stars

After starting to assemble these books, I'm afraid I have to change to 4 stars. GOOD: Clear instructions. Good print quality (laser printed on linen texture, a bit glossy, gloss can crack during assembly for extra distressing). Assembled books are pretty convincing. Good mix of sizes. Instructions use a hot glue gun, other glues work fine. LESS GOOD: Most of the covers have a scan of a vintage spine and then plain covers color-sampled from the spine, rather than scanned covers, many misaligned w/spine. Look convincing from the spine in a bookcase, less so on covers. Finally, the faux page method is IMO less convincing and more error-prone than other methods which cut the "page block" slightly smaller than the cover like in real hardcover books. NEUTRAL: The 2 sheets are the same and each sheet contains duplicate books.

Krista Paterson Jan 23, 2021

4 out of 5 stars

Super cute, easy to follow instructions. The books look realistic, and are charming. Can’t wait to get them all finished so I can work on my book nook. Ran out of materials to make all the books, so I have to see what I can use in my pile of crafts. Great product.

Marilyn Guest Feb 15, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Great kit . Good instructions, But I used Sobo glue instead of the glue gun. Worked great! Wished there were more variety of colors. Used brown paper bag for paper. Worked perfectly.