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Miniature holiday gift packages in dollhouses

Christmas prezzies under the tree, valentine candy boxes, birthday and anniversary gifts - how do you make them?

Christmas, printables, Valentine's Day


Links to miniature projects

  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages



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



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


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making package projects.

A Rainbows End - wrapping paper, bow maker, ribbon

Bonnie Lavish - bow making kit


Miniatures for sale

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



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


Instructions for miniatures


Miniature printables



  • Wallpapers that go well with packaging projects


Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to packaging

Gift Bags - from Jen's Printables

Greeting Cards and Envelopes, Gift bags - by Marottesud

Christmas Basket, Magazines and Tablemats - by Marottesud

Santa Papers and Cards - from PetitsBonheurs

Wrapping Paper - free printies from Treefeathers



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

Miniature Bows for Presents - from Nancy in Renton's Picturetrail album

Bowmaking Tool - from Paper  Minis by Ann Vanture

Bowmaking - from Jo's Dollhouse

Elegant Wrapping - by Miss Shelly Zoo



  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject


Research/ Inspiration



  • Do a search for boxes, and specific holidays for packages. e.g Valentines Day for heart-shaped candy boxes.
  • Cut a small area of a magazine page to construct boxes. The slick pages have a nice finish and are thin enough to fold and stiff enough to hold its shape. 

  • Color the shiny side of aluminum foil with a permanent marker for foiled papers.

  • Use the flocked fabric off of jewelry boxes to add to a velvet touch.

  • Cut out heart shaped jewelry pendants out of newspaper advertisements. Enhance them with fine sand, glitter, embossing powder, and glue to give them depth and dimension. Some sizes are  perfect for doilies under food or vases. Cut out the middle to make picture frames.
  • Fingernail stickers or decals can decorate boxes.
  • Make your own mini rubber stamps out of a pencil eraser. Draw a heart on the top of the eraser and cut away sections leaving the heart higher than the rest. (These could work for any season-think simple shapes like cookie cutters.)  Leave the pencil as is or cut some of it off to make a shorter handle and write what shape is on the eraser tip. Stamp with paints or inks to embellish any plain item (paper, fabric, dishes etc.) to transform it into a Valentine accessory. They also come in handy to press shapes into other mediums like polymer clay.


Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages

Packaging ideas - Pinterest board by Marcela's Designs

  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject



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