After more than 5 years in business, we regret to announce that we have made the decision to close our virtual doors. As part of our store closing, we are undergoing a storewide inventory liquidation sale of our dollhouse miniatures.
Most items featured on our website are discounted 15-70% off their original retail price. Now is a fantastic time to stock up on miniatures as we liquidate all remaining inventory.
We have a terrific selection of miniatures from Falcon Miniatures, Town Square Miniatures, Small Wonder, Chrysnbon as well as many other popular miniature manufacturers at tremendous discounts. If you’re building or considering building a dollhouse or other mini project, now is a great time to stretch your dollar even further. Please note that liquidation discounts will not apply to Real Good Toys dollhouse kits and some dollhouse furniture items as these are typically shipped direct from the manufacturer.
Come visit our web store and browse all of the fabulous closeout discounts while items are available! We encourage you to also check our site often as we will continue to offer deeper discounts as we work through the remainder of our inventory.
Lastly and most importantly, we would like to thank all of our loyal customers who have shopped with us over the past 5+ years.
Zoolabees.com sends our heartfelt thoughts to those impacted by the damage and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. We know that millions have been affected by the storm, and we are committed to doing our part to help our fellow Americans. Throughout the month of November and December, Zoolabees Dollhouse Miniatures will donate 10% of all sales to the American Red Cross relief effort. We also encourage those who are not shopping with us to continue to generously support those in need through the American Red Cross or other reputable disaster relief efforts. We hope all of you are safe and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Miniature Fall Gourds by Falcon Miniatures
Project ideas involving miniatures can extend far beyond the traditional dollhouse. For the autumn season, consider building a miniature harvest scene using 1:12 scale miniatures. Here are some simple steps you can follow to create an inspirational autumn scene as a gift or as a seasonal decoration for your own home.
1. First decide on the framework setting for your scene. Miniatures can be displayed in a variety of ways, and adapted for a variety of budgets. For a low budget project, consider using a shoe box wrapped in a festive paper (this project is great for kids and teaches them to reuse items that might otherwise be discarded). If your handy with tools, you can also build your own display box using plywood or MDF purchased at a local home improvement store. If your budget allows you can also purchase a pre-finished room box kit which come in a variety of sizes to accommodate your display. Lastly, you can use a shadow box or shadow picture frame purchased from a craft store. These latter two make great options if your project will be a gift.
2. Create your scene back-drop. This can easily be done with textured wallpaper or craft paper. Paint in an autumn hue is also a cost-effective way to add richness to your scene. Consider using dollhouse wallpaper since the pattern is appropriately scaled for miniature scenes.
3. Design your scene and choose your harvest or autumn miniatures. There are so many directions you can take your harvest scene. Popular harvest miniature scenes range from an elaborate scene of a Thanksgiving table complete with a miniature turkey and all the fixings to simple framed scenes of a hay bales and miniature gourds and pumpkins. Add some colorful leaves or a fall leaf garland to complete the look, and voila you have a great fall decoration or fabulous gift to share with a loved one.