|6" Christmas Tree from amazon.co.uk|
Christmas Countdown Day 20
Decorating a Dolls' House Christmas Tree
Decorating a Christmas tree for you doll's house is a fun little project. Almost anything can be used to decorate it; sequins, beads, jewellery findings, tiny model toys, and ribbons to mention a few.
Finding a suitable tree might be tricky, the one above from Amazon looks OK, but some people like thinner branches, and something more realistic. There are also miniature trees from model railways or cake decorations, whatever you feel appropriate and can get easily! (after all, there aren't many days left now!)
|Pack 12 glass baubles £2.99 Maple Street|
I've shown you these beautiful miniature baubles before, which look just like the real thing. Several companies are selling these online, I bought mine for £2.99 a pack at maplestreet.co.uk.
Coloured beads, small crystal beads and jewellery findings would work well as baubles too.
|Card making kit £18.00 johnlewis.com|
Special craft shops are very useful for miniaturists, sets like the one above contain many useful bits and pieces that could be used for miniature decorations.
|Pack 30 pipe cleaners £2.00 John Lewis|
Glittery pipe cleaners make perfect miniature tinsel, but you could also use thin coloured ribbons, or even make tiny paper-chains to decorate the tree.
|Working fairy lights £4.95 dollshouseparade.net|
Fairy lights on the tree will add to the realism. There are several companies selling miniature strings of lights, with colourful or white bulbs. Trouble is, you'll need to plug them into an existing lighting system in your dolls' house. You could use a small battery operated set of LED lights instead.
I'd love to see some of your miniature Christmas trees!