Featured in April 2020 Issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene

Featured in April 2020 Issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene

Today, amidst all the bleak news around the world, I’m happy to share a bright spot with you all. I’ve had the honor of being interviewed for the April 2020 issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine!

Sadie, the lovely author, chose to highlight some of my Easter and spring miniatures, along with my conservatory! I can’t begin to tell you how honored I am for the thoughtful, beautiful piece Sadie wrote about me. It’s really a special moment when you see yourself called an artist in print – I think all creatives suffer from moments of self-doubt and wondering if we’re good enough, so it’s an amazing feeling to see yourself through another’s eyes.

Featured in April 2020 Issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene

Many thanks to Sadie and DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine for this cheery springtime issue! And if you’re not a subscriber, now’s the perfect time. We all have to support our fellow small businesses in these trying times.

See more of my published features here!

Featured in the 200th Issue of American Miniaturist

Featured in the 200th Issue of American Miniaturist

Don’t miss the December 2019 issue of American Miniaturist Magazine!

I’m so excited to share that I’ve been featured in American Miniaturist‘s latest issue, which also happens to be their 200th issue! They included some of my favorite Christmas cookies, and I’m honored to see them featured alongside such gorgeous holiday minis by talented artists all over the world. You won’t want to miss this issue!

Featured in the 200th Issue of American Miniaturist

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Featured in the October 2019 Issue of Dollshouse World

Featured in the October 2019 Issue of Dollshouse World

Don’t miss the October 2019 issue of Dollshouse World Magazine!

I’m honored to share that I’ve been featured in Dollshouse World‘s latest issue! They included my favorite new Halloween piece, the Vintage Witch’s Kitchen Hutch, as well as my Jack-o’-Lantern Pumpkin Patch! I’m so grateful to see my work featured alongside other AMAZING minis by talented artists all over the world. Don’t miss this issue!

Featured in the October 2019 Issue of Dollshouse World

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Halloween Luminarias and Brick Walkway Tutorial – Part 2

Dollhouse Miniature Halloween Luminarias and Brick Walkway Tutorial by The Petite Provisions Co.

Now that your brick walkway is illuminated and ready to go, all that’s left to do is make our luminarias. I decided to make mine look like jack-o’-lanterns, but you can cut out any design you like! Let’s get started.

Basic Tools & Materials:

Most crafters are likely to have the items on this list on hand.

  • X-Acto blade
  • Copy paper
  • Hole punch
  • Quick dry tacky glue (I like Aleene’s) or glue stick
  • Pencil

Specialty Materials:

These materials are more specific to this particular project.

  • Bone folder or ball stylus
  • Templates (optional)

How to Make the Miniature Halloween Luminarias – Part 2

If you’re going to use my templates, go ahead and print them out on regular copy paper so we can get started!

When I was in the planning stages for this, I did try making the luminarias from vellum, but I found that ultimately I liked the soft glow created by the plain old printer paper better. If you try a different material, please let me know how they turn out!

Get the Halloween Luminarias Template here.

Note: If you are a Cricut user, I have the cut file available on Design Space here.

Cut out all 10 luminarias, either from my printable template or on your Cricut. If you’re using the Cricut, choose the following settings: copy paper, fine point blade, blue or green mat, default pressure.

Dollhouse Miniature Halloween Luminarias and Brick Walkway Tutorial by The Petite Provisions Co.

Next, you’ll want to create the score lines with a ball stylus or bone folder (my preference). Use my printable template for guidance, if needed.

Now, take a pencil and trace your design onto the panel as pictured below. Keep in mind, we’re going to fold the top of the paper down, so don’t place your design too high up on the luminaria.

If you have a light table or a bright window, just tape your design down and trace the design onto each luminaria. You could cut designs out of both sides, but I opted not to because I felt it would diminish the glow of the lantern too much.

Dollhouse Miniature Halloween Luminarias and Brick Walkway Tutorial by The Petite Provisions Co.

Now for the fiddly part – cutting out your design with an X-Acto blade. Make sure you have a fresh, sharp blade and make short cuts, otherwise you’ll tear the paper.

Once all 10 are cut, grab your regular old office hole punch and punch holes in the bottom flaps as pictured above. This is for your lights to fit through!

Time to fold and glue! Start by folding down the top flap. This will NOT be glued down. Next, make all your vertical folds. That little tab on the side will be where you want to put your glue. I used Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue because my glue stick just wasn’t cutting it, but use whichever is easiest for you.

Dollhouse Miniature Halloween Luminarias and Brick Walkway Tutorial by The Petite Provisions Co.

Once the sides are glued together and dry, you’ll fold up the bottom flaps. Start with the two narrow flaps, adding just a tiny bit of glue to the bottom of them, and then fold over the larger flaps and glue. Your punched holes should line up, but even if they’re not 100% perfect, they should still work.

Dollhouse Miniature Halloween Luminarias and Brick Walkway Tutorial by The Petite Provisions Co.

Lastly, pinch the top of each luminaria together a little to give it a paper bag look. Place each luminaria over the lights on your walkway. I chose not to glue them down, since the lights hold the lanterns in place fairly well, but you can certainly add a drop of glue or even tacky wax to secure them in place.

Dollhouse Miniature Halloween Luminarias and Brick Walkway Tutorial by The Petite Provisions Co.

And now, the moment we’ve been waiting for… let there be light!

If you decide to try this mini project and have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below or contact me. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial!

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