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I always enjoy looking for a new type of craft or creation to work on in the future. The best way to be inspired for making something is looking at examples and other cool things people are making.

Well, let me tell you I’ve found my new obsession: miniatures.

I recently went to a friend’s house and she had four separate miniature buildings in her basement. Each one had a different theme or purpose and each one was jam packed with mini.. everything! Each drawer had mini clothes, tools, magazines and much more. I was so inspired and I really can’t stop thinking about it.

So, I went on the Google machine and found the most amazing examples of what is possible to create for a miniature world. And there are so many options of where to take your creative concepts, from historical to the modern.

This is what I hope will be my next big creative project for winter 2013/2014. I cannot wait to make mini food and mini décor. (Also could be a really interesting gift if you can recreate someone’s favourite space).

Here are a few examples of how amazing the creativity and amazing talent that goes into current miniature projects.

 

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This week’s craft is something pretty neat you can create over a period of time for some home decor with special meaning.

I’m the type of person who will always pick something up that looks interesting, even if there’s really no purpose for it. And if you do the same you might have a collection of stones and shells from beach trips, pretty feathers or even pointless beads and cute buttons from shirts you can’t bear to throw out. Well, I’m telling there is a purpose for it!

Find an old wooden bowl, or cool container you found at a garage sale. (Maybe even a teapot if it tickles your fancy.) Now strategically place the special items you have. Start with the larger pieces and let the smaller ones fill up the gaps. Keys, dried flowers, candles (which you should not light) can all find a place. Too keep it from looking messy or crowded, put it on a shelf or table all by itself.

Now you don’t have to throw out all of those old handmade friendship bracelets, stones and trinkets.  Show ’em off and let them become a piece of art.

Here is an example of what I created with my dad over the span of ten years. It started as a wooden candle holder that began to house all the little things picked up from walks and little gifts. My dad gave it to me and I continue to add to it. There is pieces of coral, a birthday candle beads from portugal, shells, stones and pinecones. (sorry for the poor quality iPhone pic haha)