25 February 2019
We asked our publisher Lucie Dawson about her favourite project!
Make a gorgeous wooden bird feeder for your miniature garden with this quick make project by Kati Kainulainen!
Lucie Dawson, Publisher:
"I just really like Kati’s style. Her miniatures are always so simple and yet super effective… they are also really easy to follow and make!”
1/12th Scale Bird Feeder
You will need:
Balsa wood, 1mm-2mm thick
Acrylic paint in red and white
Kati's Top Tip!
“Hang the bird feeder to the tree or glue it to the pole and place on the ground.”
1 Cut pieces with a craft knife from balsa wood:
Front and back sides,
Two pieces measuring 1.5cm x 2.5cm.
Two side pieces, each measuring 2cm x 1.5cm.
Two roof pieces, each measuring 2.4cm x 1.8cm.
Two base pieces, each measuring 2.6cm x 2.2cm.
2 For the roof, cut a V-shape in the top on the front and back side pieces. Cut tiny openings on two of the sides.
3 Use small dabs of glue to secure the four sides. Allow to dry.
4 Attach the roof and the base pieces.
5 Apply a base layer of white acrylic paint to the bird feeder.
6 Decorate by painting a red heart or your chosen design on the front.
Looking for more marvellous miniature inspiration? Pick up your copy of Dolls House and Miniature Scene today!