Dollhouse Printies

Often referred to as “dollhouse printies” (or “printis”), these are downloadable files to print and use in your dollhouse. Dollhouse miniature printables range from furniture to books to plants, and tons more.

Some sites offer printables for free, some for a minor charge, some offer both freebies and pay downloads. I’ve tried
to note which is which in the following list. Also, some of the sites that have free downloads restrict usage of the downloads for personal use. Please be kind and check the policies of each site.

  • Jennifer’s Free Dollhouse Printables
    Absolutely awesome site filled with 1/12 scale wallpapers, grocery products, vintage magazines, gift boxes, toys, and more.
    SCALE: 1/12
    COST: Free

  • Jim’s Dollhouse Pages
    Very popular dollhouse printables site, Jim has tons of designs in including furniture, books, wallpaper, stone work, and lots more.

    SCALE: 1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/144
    COST: Free

  • Dollhouse Miniature Printables
    Fabrics, furniture, and accessories.
    SCALE: 1/12
    COST: Free for personal use only.

  • Paper Minis
    Toys, books, household items, seasonal, and a great selection of tutorials on using paper minis.
    SCALE: 1/12
    COST: Small fee (for personal use only), free monthly samples to members
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1/144 Scale Kits

There are a handful of companies who make dollhouse kits in 1/144 scale. Some of the companies adhere strictly to scale, others are a bit looser, and still others sell at “1/144″ but the houses are actually 1/160 (N Scale in the Railroader market).

All of the companies make super little kits that are absolutely appropriate for “doll’s dollhouses” (remember, real life dollhouses are not all the same scale, so it’s not a big deal that the little houses aren’t either), micro vignettes, and dioramas. However, if you plan to furnish the house, be sure to verify the scale prior to purchasing furniture pieces.

The best prices I have found on most 1/144 dollhouse kits are from Deb at Minikitz — I have absolutely no connection to Deb other than being a happy customer. ;)

Dollhouse Kits Suppliers

  • Northeastern Scale Models
    My personal favorite — the good folks at Northeastern are the makers of the Queen Anne Mansion, the Cape May Cottage, and several other LOVELY little homes made from laser cut wood. And you can rest assured that these houses adhere to 1/144 scale. NESM kits, do NOT include supplies such as wallpaper or landscaping materials.

  • Grandt Line Miniatures

    Grandt Line’s “suitable for 1/144″ houses are actually 1/160, so use care in selecting furniture. The kits are cute as bugs, made from styrene, and often include materials such as wallpaper or landscaping materials.

  • Lasertech Miniatures
    Some really charming houses, shops, and manufacturing buildings. These houses are smaller than 1/144 (and word has it some are actually closer to 1/220). Laser cut wood.

  • Cascade Miniatures (formerly “Hanson Minis”)
    Not strictly “dollhouse kits”, but Cascade Miniatures has several 1/144 projects including three different “micro towers” and a 1/144 storybook. In addition to fine workmanship, the Hanson kits all come with electrification — so you can have lights in your mini-scene!
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Supplies

  • MiniKitz
    Good prices and excellent service. I’ve ordered from Deb a couple of times and had super speedy delivery and was completely happy with the products. I’ve purchased all my no-hole beads here, numerous bits of fabric, and a selection of inexpensive tools.

  • Langley Models
    Langley Models carries a good selection of industrial buildings and general model railroader items for 1/148 scale (which is the British “N” scale). Also a good selection of Metal Miniatures including people and animals.

  • North Eastern Scale Miniatures
    Beautiful selection of laser cut wood kits for constructing 1/144 houses, gazebos, and 1:12 scale tables to display the houses.

  • sdk miniatures
    Wonderful selection of laser cut wood furniture kits (Anita McNary’s designs) and mini-metal furniture.

Online Groups

  • MicroMinis Yahoo! Group
    If you want to meet others who love 1/144, check out the MicroMinis group on Yahoo! It’s a great group of skilled miniaturists who are some of the nicest, most helpful, and most knowledgeable people you’ll meet online.

1/144 Miniaturists, Tips, and Tutorials

  • 1/144 Scratch Building Tutorials
    Anna-Carin Betzén has the most fabulous tutorials (in the DIY section) for scratch building a wide variety of furniture pieces. She also has needlepoint designs for two 1/144 rugs. Her tutorials are a wonderful gift to the 1/144 community and a constant source of inspiration to me.
  • Frances Armstrong
    Frances Armstrong’s work is very detailed and there are free instructions for a number of 1/144 projects (including toys, dolls, building a house from scratch and more). Please note that Frances passed away in January 2008 and her site is no longer updated.
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