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Miniature chests and other chest projects for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas


Chests are needed for mini treasures keepsakes. They can hold pirate treasure, precious memories of the past, or of the future (a bride's hope chest). They may also be called memory trunks.

In this context, they are simply elaborate boxes meant for portable storage while chests of drawers are items of furniture (sometimes shortened to chest). So chests of drawers are on the storage page.

See the wiki pages with furniture tag.


Sarin arkku - toybox for a friend


Links to miniature projects

Vintage Miniature Chest filled with Memories
Wizard's miniature pentacle chest
small brown chest

4 Loads of Treasures...(Can you spot the mini-mini)

Medieval Chest 1
Miniature Mysterious Chest Filled with Bundles of Mysteries ~1:12th Scale
In the details
all real materials
  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

Treasure Chest - by Fern Rouleau. Not just to be included in the scene, chests can contain the project



  • Blogs concentrating on chests or categories/labels about them in blogs



  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to chests.


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making chest projects.


Miniatures for sale

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



  • Books about miniature chest projects (also books with chapters about them)


Instructions for miniatures


Miniature printables



  • Wallpapers that go well with chest projects


Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to chests



  • links to sites showing how to make items related to chests

Carved Box - from Dollhouse Diaries

Memory Trunk - by Barbara Weber.

Chest by Frammy's Minis (French)

Tea Chest - Julie Warren

Trunk for a Gnome - made from masking tape and foil. From Homemade Obsessions by Sharon Ojala




  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject


Research/ Inspiration

  • cedar chests - used to store fabrics



What would you put in one of these?

  • hope chest for a bride - linen, special article of clothing,
  • blanket chest
  • pirate treasure chest
  • toy chest - in reality, most toys remain on the floor rather than in the chest! LOL!
  • memory chests - photos, heirlooms


Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages
  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject



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