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Miniature projects using ice for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas


How do you make your ice and what do you put it in? Mixed drinks? Camping coolers? Refrigerator?

Icicles are on this page.

See also water, snow

For ice skating, see winter


Ice Cubes

Links to miniature projects

The Culture & Art of Red Wine Set #1


  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages



  • Blogs concentrating on ice or categories/labels about it in blogs 



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


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making ice projects.


Miniatures for sale

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



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


Instructions for miniatures


Miniature printables



  • Wallpapers that go well with ice projects


Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to ice



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

Add Ice and Snow to your Project - from Artfully Musing

Cool! Icicles - from Littleroomers

Ice Covered Trees and Bushes - from About.com

Iced Drinks - from Nora Jean

Icicles - and excellent snowy roof, from Michelle's Mad World

Icicles - tut from Sunny Stamping

Make Decorative Icicles - from About.com

Making Icicles - from Wamp Forum



  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject


Research/ Inspiration

Ice Box Memories - once upon a time, ice was delivered to homes. This site collects information about the process of harvesting the ice, and delivering it.



  • For coolers, cut plastic canvas into bits - works well.
  • For ice cubes, try translucent clay, cut into little cubes and baked.
  • Use round clear seed beads for the round 'restaurant' style ice cubes
  • Look for a tin of ice crystal spray next to the snow spray at Christmas
  • try Shrinky-dinks from Michaels, using a  large circle punch to cut the ice and them bake in oven.
  • Check out the floral dept in Michaels for the product used to arrange flowers in vases
  • Look for the clear glass crystals used to melt together for stained glass
  • Cut a piece of plexi and then sand it to get a frosty finish.
  •  Icicles - dribble (tacky) glue down one edge of a sheet of acetate, going along the edge far enough to fit the desired  length. Let dry and then cut round the shapes and hey presto! icicles appear. Don't get them wet- glue is water soluble. Or draw a line of hot glue on a heat proof surface and use a toothpick to pull icicles down from the line. Peel off and set in place.

  • Make small icicles from plastic bottles.  Cut the plastic into triangular bits and heat them over a candle while twisting them into shape. The smaller the scale, the more realistic they look.


Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages

 Drawing on Water - using a glue gun, would this work for miniature icicles?

  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject



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