Printable Miniatures for Dollhouses, Model Scenes or Dioramas

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Printables or "Printers" are a quick, inexpensive way to use your computer printer to produce paper miniatures and models. There are also reference sheets and boxes to help you keep track of or organize your collection.

Many of these printables can also be used to try out a project on a particular scale before you create a more permanent version. The projects shown here are all suitable for beginners and are available in several common scales. Designs for boxes for small gifts and treats useful for wedding favors or gift packaging are included in this list.

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    Tips on Working With Printables For Dollhouse Miniature and Model Scenes

    Set of free printable storage boxes housed in a simple wooden case built from craft wood.
    Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

    Learn how to print on special papers for window transparencies, decals, and special effects as well as how to make your printables last:

    • Working with Printable Miniatures - papers, glues, fabric, tools, and scales.​
    • Papers for Printable Miniatures - Paper types, weights and special papers for decals, transfers, and transparencies
    • Dover Pictorial Archive Books and Cd's - a great source for royalty-free images you can use to make your own printable miniatures of all types
    • Big List of Clip Art Topics from A-Z - sources of free clip art for printable projects.
    • Printable Fabric Sheets - for making scale miniature clothing and upholstery fabrics.
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    Printable Dollhouse Miniature Accessories: Including Hats, Aprons, Books

    Scale Miniature or Dollhouse Birthday Cake Created from a Photo, Acrylic Paint and Floral Foam.
    Lesley Shepherd

    These printable miniature accessories can be used for a range of dolls house scenes. There is everything on this list from flower pots and ice cream cakes to photo frames, souvenirs and horse rugs:

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    Printable Dollhouse and Play Scale Kitchenware

    Printable paper plates and kitchen canisters in a Christmas rose design
    Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    Printable Kitchenware is currently available in several patterns. The Christmas Rose/ Hellebore pattern group currently has:

    • Tea or Coffee Set
    • Dinner Plates and Kitchen Canisters
    • Kitchen Casseroles Serving Dishes and Dessert Plates
    • Shelf Edgings and Wallpaper.

    The Country Blue Kitchen Set has:

    • Country Blue Canisters and Plates
    • Country Blue Casseroles and serving dishes
    • Country Blue Coffee or Tea Service
    • Country Blue Wallpaper and Fabric Coordinates

    The Shamrock Pattern is available in:

    • Shamrock Coffee / Tea Service 
    • Shamrock Casseroles and Serving Dishes
    • Shamrock Canisters and Plates

    The Red With Gold Hearts Service Currently has:

    • Kitchen Canisters and Plates
    • Casseroles, Serving Dishes and Plant Pots
    • Tea, Coffee and Dessert Service

    Halloween / Witch's Kitchen Printables are available similar to the sets above but with a Halloween theme.

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    Printable Miniature Decorations

    Dollhouse scale table decorated for a fair with flag themed draping in red, white and blue.
    Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    These decorations can be used for a variety of seasons. There are more decorations for Christmas and Halloween, including miniature glitter houses, on the second page of this list.

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    Printable Miniature Buildings

    Three gothic style mansard roof miniature halloween glitter houses made using free printables.
    Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

    Everything from 1: 144 ("N" scale)  gothic Halloween houses and vampire castles, to scale miniature buildings from other makers is on this list. There are links to carousels, theaters, and famous buildings in a range of sizes.

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    Printables for Miniature Teacup Scenes

    A 1:48 scale landscaped garden and cottage built in a tea cup.
    Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    Use these printables along with a teacup to make complete miniature scenes:

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    Designs for Printable Miniature and Dollhouse Scale Fabrics

    1:12 scale shirt stripe and tartan designs for printable wallpaper or fabric.
    Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    Small-scale fabric designs are sometimes hard to come by. These printable fabric designs are available as pdf (acrobat reader) files set in 1:12 scale. They can be scaled with your printer for smaller scale designs. Some of these patterns are also suitable for wallpaper, especially for smaller scales.

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    Printable Dollhouse Wallpapers

    Three colorways of 1:12 scale dolls house scale toile wallpaper with children and animals.
    Photo copyright 2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    The wallpapers and backdrops in this list are designed for doll houses, scale shops or model horse or fashion doll backdrops in a range from 1:6 to 1:48 scale. There are French style papers, traditional stripes, country florals and photo backdrops in various scales. All the designs can also be printed on an inkjet or laser fabric sheets to make coordinating fabric as well.

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    Free Printable Boxes For Treats, Favors, Gifts and Packaging

    Free printable favor and gift boxes designed with rose garlands or as a stone cottage.
    Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    These printable boxes are large enough to use for wedding or party favors and invitations, small treats, send special gifts. They can also be used as a unique way to package your miniature products at shows and most make good place cards.

    • Miniature Heart Shaped Boxes - These will hold tiny valentine's gifts or candy treats for wedding or shower favors. They are sized in several scales for dollhouse valentine displays.
    • Spring and Summer Favor Boxes Rose garland boxes in two colors as well as a tiny stone cottage shaped box for gifts or treats.
    • Coffin Box Suitable for gothic parties and invitations and weddings as well as for special Halloween treats or dollhouse displays.
    • Pumpkin Boxes in Jack-O-Lantern and plain styles for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Harvest displays.
    • Christmas Gift Boxes in holly wreath and tiny gingerbread house styles.
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    Printable Paper Plates and Cups

    dollhouse paper plates American theme
    Design ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    Patriotic Paper Plates and Cups - Printable paper plates and cups in 1:12 scale with a variety of international designs. There is a set of blank plates you can decorate with your own designs as well as plates with themes for the following countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States, Netherlands.

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    Seasonal Printables

    miniature paper coffin box next to a quarter to show scale
    Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    Printable decorations and seasonal items for holidays.

    Valentine's Day

    • Make Miniature Heart Shaped Boxes in Several Scales or for Party Favors

    St Patrick's Day

    • Make a St. Patrick' Day Tea Set

    Mother's Day

    • Mother's Day Cards, Gift Boxes, and Other Projects

    Graduation

    Halloween

    Christmas

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    Buildings in 1:48 Scale

    A 1:144 scale printable miniature shop next to one in 1:48 scale.
    Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
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    Printable 1:144 Scale Buildings

    Three Tiny English Village Shops in 1:144 or Micro Scale
    Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    These printable miniature buildings come in two styles. One set features realistic historic buildings, with interior wall finishes and floors, for model railroads, or to be used as a doll house inside a dollhouse. Second set features fantasy Christmas buildings from the 1920's to 1950's in the same scale, which can be used for Christmas tree decorations, a dollhouse Christmas display, or set up as a model or railroad village.

    There are more printable village buildings in the Halloween list.

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    Printables For Miniature Shops

    1:12 scale miniature shopping bags in a striped or elegant text pattern.
    Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    Printables for Shops and Commercial Establishments

    • Shopping Bags in various color schemes.
    • Shop Boxes with removable lids in various color schemes to match the bags.
    • Robin's Egg Blue and Lavender printable designs for wallpapers, papers, and fabrics
    • Sherbet Pink and Yellow printable designs for wallpapers, papers, and fabrics
    • Edwardian Greens and Salmon printable designs for wallpapers, papers, and fabrics
    • Pink Ribbon Wallpaper and Border - designed for Erin's Cancer Project.
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    Reference Sheets and Organizers

    Printed table to record doll house miniature accession records.
    Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    Printable Reference Sheets for a Collection: