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I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby

April 13, 2014

DIY : Champagne buckets

Hi and welcome to new followers, thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope you'll enjoy my little mini world and you will find some useful tips and tricks which I'm glady sharing here. Feel free to look around, there are more than 200 posts all together, so pour yourself a nice cup of coffee and take your time to look around.

The grand opening of my beach shop/bar/restaurant is coming closer so I had to make a few things in order to be ready for the big day.

Since the bar on the 1st floor will be mainly a champagne bar, this is of course what I will serve my guests to welcome them. And of course the brand you see here is my absolute favorite :-) ... mostly in real life, haha πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

So I made some champagne buckets. These are made with a simple template (which you can find very easily on the Internet), printed out on matt photo paper. I prefer to use that kind of paper because it as a bit thicker than simple white paper and it's easier to handle when you stard fiddling with glue and scissors. Once the glue has dried, I painted them in gold + a little gold sparkle for the final touch and added a tiny VC label.

I am still in the process of learning on how to make my own bottles, so I bought these from one of my favorite ETSY SHOPS, thanks Carlotta (look for CINEN on etsy.com and you'll find her, she makes truly beautiful miniature items and the prices are reasonable)

I used little clear beads to simulate ice and a few of Carlotta's VC champagne bottles had to dive in there.

Stay tuned, there's more to come

See ya


  1. Your champagne buckets are very well made and I like the concept of the clear beads to represent the ice cubes! Now I'm thirsty for a nice glass of cool champagne!

  2. I love your buckets, I never thought about using clear beads as ice..great idea :)


  3. They are lovely and like the little table too

  4. Love the buckets and your little table too :)