Check out these 50 DIY miniature house kits for the perfect creative hobby to engage your brain for a few hours – and get some cute home decor pieces! Affiliate links in post.
If you read my last post wherein I shared 30 utterly adorable DIY dollhouse projects, it will come as no surprise when I say that I love miniatures. Can you blame me? They’re utterly adorable – and, with the wide range of affordable starter kits out there, more affordable than ever.
In 2022, one of my creative goals is to start building really elaborate terrariums. We’re going to be tackling glass cutting – and making miniature structures. (Don’t ask – I’ve given up on trying to figure out why my brain wants what it wants.) Just look at this artist . . .
However, I have exactly 0 experience with either of those things. This has lead to me investigating DIY miniature house kits. I’m going to try a few guided ones, get a feel for it – and then maybe share some tutorials with you all! But, for now, I shall quit blabbering on and show you what you came here to see. Without further ado, let’s get into some of the best DIY miniature kits the internet has to offer . . .
15 Best DIY Miniature Doll House Kits For Adults
How dreamy is this house set-up? Can someone shrink me so that I can live in here permanently? I love how modern this is too – plus, if you’re a collector of miniatures, you could always amend the furniture to suit your style.
How whimsical is this next option? I love how quirky the decor is – and the dome shape is so fun. Definitely getting added to my cart.
Our next option is perfect for all skill levels and budgets. If you’re a newbie (or just trying to keep costs down) you could start with just one level of the home. But, if you want the entire thing, you can buy all 3!
Don’t judge me, but I’ve actually watched a 23-minute build video of this kit and holy hell does it look fun. The attention to detail is truly remarkable.
This mini kit is so fun and trendy – I’d definitely have this one on display!
This modern miniature dollhouse kit is perfect for fellow apartment dwellers. When I first told my partner that I wanted to get into miniatures, his response was “well, where are we going to put them?”. Once I showed him this kit, he was convinced! It’s totally bookshelf display-worthy, right?
These are mini dollhouses – even for miniature kits! They’re perfect for those who you who live in small spaces without a ton of display space and simple enough for beginners to try without getting overwhelmed.
Um, yes please and thank you? I’d probably swap out all the furniture in this kit – but I’m obsessed with the overall layout. The glass panels especially are a really high-quality touch.
I cannot even fathom how someone made this? This next dollhouse kit is so chic and beautiful that I can totally see it being designed by an architecture student. Can someone make me a life-sized version? Pretty please?
I love how open the next option is! Again, I would likely switch out the furniture and decorate it myself – but if you have a pre-existing collection, this could be a great base kit to display your miniatures in.
Okay, fine, I’ll admit it – I totally added these to my cart already. They’re just so cute – can you blame me?
If you want a project to really sink your teeth – and time! – into, this next DIY miniature dollhouse is the one! It’s a mammoth build with so many little rooms and details to add.
Okay, I am totally obsessed. This kit is definitely one of the most unique that I’ve seen so far – and the underwater element is so quirky. I’ve been wanting to made handmade cat toys for Boris (weird jump, I know) and this gave me a great idea for a cat tree with a little treehouse and faux aquarium . . .
Bonus points because this kit is under $20!
Oh my lord, how adorable is this set-up? I love the Sylvanian family style characters settling on the lawn too.
10 Stunning DIY Miniature Room Kits For Adults
This miniature dollhouse kit is perfect for beginners as it’s not too overwhelmingly large! It features a modern bedroom and dining area featuring furniture that looks like it could’ve been bought from Urban Outfitters!
Oh my god, it’s like Urban Outfitters released a miniature kit. All the fun detailing would make this finished dollhouse something you’d want to stare at for hours on end!
As much as the big projects are jaw-dropping, I personally love the little miniature room kits too. Just look at this stunning kitchen – I want! (And the retro pink fridge? Someone please donate to me.)
Now, this next room kit is totally up my alley! I love everything vintage and witchy – and this bedroom is so my vibe.
I love that this mini room is in a little frame! You could easily pop it up on the wall.
If you guys remember my office makeover post, you’ll likely remember my love of vintage home decor! Alas, to buy all the furniture in this kit IRL would be crazy expensive – but a mini version is good enough for me!
Again, this is a room I would happily be shrunk down to live inside! Everything about it is major vibes from the ornate window to the cute boho decor touches.
All I can say is that I am deeply, deeply in love with this kit! (And if you love cottagecore home decor, make sure you check out my 50 cottagecore home decor DIYs!)
5 DIY Miniature Greenhouses For Plant Lovers
Option one is my dream room! This adorable conservatory kit is full of my favorite thing: plants. Plus, it boasts tons of glowing reviews! This is one I would love to potentially convert into a little terrarium with some small succulents . . .
Our next option is perfect for those of you who love a little magic! It’s the perfect little cottagecore miniature kit.
Our next kit is another dream for a plant lover like me! Overflowing with stunning paper flowers, the final build is a gorgeous little conservatory that I would love to live in.
This one might just be my favorite yet! If I bought this, I think it would be adorable to switch out some of the flowers for real dried ones.
Our last conservatory kit is this super cute dome greenhouse!
10 Quirky & Cute DIY Booknook Kits With Miniature Worlds Inside!
Does anyone else adore bookshelf nooks? I’m obsessed with them. You can buy premade ones from Etsy (albeit normally for over $200) – but you can also DIY them pretty easily. I think this mini-library book nook has to be my favorite!
You guys, how stunning is this butterfly book nook? It’s full of adorable little details and has a gorgeous vintage feel. Perfect for sprucing up your bookshelf!
I’m obsessed with the cottagecore aesthetic – and the whole setup just gives me major inspiration.
Isn’t this little coffee strip such a cute scene? If you have a hefty home library that you divide by genre, this DIY book nook could be the perfect opener to your food section. I’d maybe switch out the brick wallpaper to something a little more detailed – or make some faux ivy to go over the bricks.
Option 5 on our list is yet another dreamy scene! I’d likely swap out some of the side panels in favour of my own art – but this is such a great starter piece with room to change things up.
6. This Van Gogh Book Nook Kit Is An Art Lover‘s Dream
Aaaand I’m super inspired.
How beyond gorgeous is this Van Gogh themed book nook? Honestly such a fun and creative home decor piece! I’d love to recreate a museum-style insert one day . . .
Houston, we have yet another winner. The little kittens along the floor of this book nook really sell it for me. It’s just packed with small whimsical details!
Well, we all saw this coming a mile off. I love anything garden-related – so a whole little secret garden book nook? Totally up my alley!
This is adorable – and reminds me so much of Spirited Away! I love all the detailing in this too.
I haven’t been back to Venice in years but it’s one of my favourite places in the world. Again, this could be a really fun idea for categorizing your book collection and signaling the start of your travel books.
10 Fun Miniature Shop Kits
What an absolute dream! Can I afford to curate my own mini library? Alas, no. Books are expensive. However, I am more than tempted to purchase this little kit and build a teeny tiny version!
And here’s another absolute beauty. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I would love to potentially buy a miniature kit and see if it could be used as the base for a terrarium. I reckon this could be a great option!
And we have another fun dome dollhouse idea! This one is for a whimsical cafe and I absolutely love the flowers on the top level. So pretty.
My heart cannot take the cuteness. This mini shop is all the kitschy, kawaii vibes and I am in love.
And the last next to this list is the most adorable flower shop you ever did see! Again, the detailing on this build is insane – just look at all those gorgeous items inside.
These teeny tiny store fronts are utterly adorable – and you can collect them all!
Isn’t this kit just divine? I’d honestly love to spend a day here sipping coffee and enjoying the plants!
I love that this craft can be wall mounted too – such a convenient and space-saving way to display cute miniatures!
This tiny fruit shop is the perfect addition to your miniature collection! In fact, I’d love to eventually build a whole little town of miniature kits . . .
I hope you all enjoyed this roundup of DIY miniature house kits! If you’re as inspired as I am, don’t forget to share this post. Oh – and let me know in the comments below which kit is your favourite.