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Miniature 1:24 or half scale projects for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas


(1: 22.5, 1:24, 1:25)


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Links to miniature projects

  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages
 1-24 Cupcakes - Cherry 4
metal table in the roombox half inch scale

The Gentleman Caller -- 1/2" Scale Book Box


Blue box dollhouses

K is for Kitchen - from Candid Canine

Terri's Bungalow - by Terri Maxwell



  • Blogs concentrating on 1:24 or categories/labels about it in blogs 



  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to 1:24.



Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making 1:24 projects.

Bits 'n Kits - by Shirley Blair

SDK Miniatures - kits in all scales

Teresa's Miniature Creations - small scale laser kits

Virtual Dollhouse - Grace Shaw has a wonderful phone on her metal findings page


Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for 1:24 in your shop? Add a direct link to that item here.

Buttercup Miniatures

Coombe Craft Miniatures - 1:24 character dolls

Half Scale Dolls - by Rita Beninde

Homes in Miniature

Horses, Riders and Accessories - from Farmhouse Toys

Lorraine Dolls

Miniature Marvel - wallpapers

Miniature Marvel  - accessories, some furniture but certainly a lot of accessories in this scale. Recommend for seri vce and promptness.

Molly's House Miniatures - a UK shop with a wide range of items in 1-24 scale, they ship internationally

Pat Boldt Treasure House Dolls

Petite Properties - a range of 1-24 books suitable for Old English Cottage or Shabby Chic and in the online shop can order laser cut card furniture kit items, can recommend for service and promptness of delivery even woparis rldwide. The houses in this scale are made and sold at fairs, which is a shame, however can buy 1/4 scale house kits from them.

Pretty Small Things - 3D replicas

Stewart Dollhouse Miniatures - lots of unique products here

Summerville Miniature Workshop - kits for upholstered furniture

The Vintage Dollhouse  - classic rose tea set



  • Books about miniature 1:24 projects (also books with chapters about them)

Miniature Dollhouses in 1:24 scale by Derek Rowbottom 

The Dollhouse in 1:24, an Innntrroducionn - by Jean Nisbet



Instructions for miniatures


Miniature printables



  • Wallpapers that go well with 1:24 projects


Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to 1:24



  • links to sites showing how to make items related to 1:24

Fairfield Kitchen - Bonnie Lavish kit, completed by Emily Morganti, artist

Free House Plans - from Bromley Craft Products ( Bayview House)



  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject


Research/ Inspiration

  • This is a scale range where bulk as well as height matters and it can be awkward to mix inhabitants that are, in theory, nearly the same scale. True half-scale houses are currently available from Real Good Toys, and Town Square distributes an ever-widening variety of furniture sets. Adults should be about 3" tall. 

  • Smaller Marx tin litho dollhouses are approximately this size, as is most of the associated furniture. There was also a half-scale Petite Princess knock-off. Both the Littles (1980s) and Liddle Kiddles/Storykins (1960s-1970s) can fit half-scale. The Department 56 Snow Village is approximately half-scale, although there is not a perfect scale match between figures, houses, and accessories.

  • Bully, Papo, and Plastoy historic miniatures are approximately 1:20 (meaning they'll work with 1:24 or 1:18 if you're careful), while Calico Critters, Sylvanian Families, Mapletown animals, and Playmobil are a wide 1:22.5. Some craft-store jointed animals are also about 1:22.5.

  • For vehicles, 1:24 model cars are very common, ranging from pricey kits to $4.99 cuties sold at gift stands. Tonka, Nylint, and possibly other toy truck makers make lots of cool trucks.

  • Ordinary "G" gauge trains, buildings, and accessories are 1:25, while II (two gauge) and LGB "G" gauge trains, buildings, and accessories are a slightly bulkier 1:22.5.  

  • Roombox size for this scale is approximately 8" W x 6" H x 5-1/2" D. Check your local tobacco shop - many cigar boxes are the right size for roomboxes, and some shops will give them to you for free or for $1 or $2.


Size examples

  • Ceilings will be about 5" high (ceilings are proportionately higher in this scale to let you get your hands into the rooms).

  • Doors will be about 3-1/4" high.

  • Adult dolls will be about 3" tall.

  • Rooms will usually be 5" to 6" deep.

  • Greenleaf's  Fairfield 1:24. So was the Victorianna (now out of production), a half-scale version of the McKinley.



  • Jewelry findings can be used for a multitude of things like trays, frames, a bead with a seed bead on top for a perfume bottle, small bangle bead on top of an earing post for a candle and holder.
  • Flat buttons can be used also for many things like plates, frames, or shank buttons with shank removed can be used for wall decorations.
  • Printies can be printed at 50 percent and they become half scale. Jim's printies has printies already sized for 1:24. My Small Obesession has web addresses for printies and other things 
  •  Try using cigarette papers, you know the ones you use to roll your own. If moistened just the tiniest bit they can be stuck on easily and the paper pushed into tiny folds, back and forth. When dry coat with a little purl coloured acrylic paints. The end result is like voluptuous satin.


Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages

Miniatures in 1:24 - Pinterest board by Pauline Coombes

  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject


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