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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 4, 2018

How to make dollhouse miniature jam jars



Hi everyone

I recently posted this on FB and it seemed that my little jam jars are quite a success
I wanna thank you all for your kind words and I hope you enjoy the little labels I sent you

This is not really a tutorial, but just a quick explanation on how I made these little jam jars

First, here's the link to where I found these tiny glass bottles, 
which come in various sizes and shapes by the way.


Should you not live in the US, they are widely available at Amazon UK, Germany, France etc.

And this is the resin I'm always using


As I already mentioned in my post on FB, I found the images on Pinterest, seemed to be free for print and personal use and I love to share

I just croped and adjusted the different images to the correct size and added a border so I could use them as labels for my jam jars

There should not be any copyright issues, but they should nevertheless be for personal use only 

Remember to print on simple photocopy/printing paper, but cover the labels with some crystal clear tape before cutting out, it protects the colour from fading over time and it makes them easier to handle

The resin is colored with chalk pastel (needs a lot of stirring, but the end result is very good) and I use a seringue to fill the jars, since they are very tiny

Remember to let the resin harden over night

To finish the top, I did not use the kork lid, just cut out circles from some fabric (the circles should at least be twice as big as the diameter from the jar) and glued them on, finishing up with a little string.

Have fun and please send me pictures of your jars 

Oh ..... almost forgot ..... email me at dmzminiatures@gmail.com or contact me via FB if you want the labels

https://www.facebook.com/dany.zens



See ya soon

👀 👀 👀
D.


3 comments:

  1. Preciosos!!!! Gracias por el tutorial y los enlaces.
    Besos.

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  2. Your jam jars look very good Dany! I especially like the labels!

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  3. These are adorable! I will try to get the jam labels. Thanks.

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