miniature houses

Miniature Houses: What You Need to Build Your Glitter Village

This is a complete list of the tools you need to have and other tools that would be nice to have. If you are planning to build a tiny village of more than one or two miniature houses, I recommend using all the tools available to you.

Another tip for building miniature houses: stop throwing away used, clean cardboard. Save cereal boxes, the backs of writing tablets, food package cardboard – basically anything flat, firm and clean, that you can re-use.

miniature houses basic tools


These are the main tools that you should keep on hand:

“Nice to Have” Tools:

These are tools that you should consider adding to your tool box if you are going to build more than one or two miniature houses.

miniature houses building materials



  • Cereal box or food package cardboard
  • Chipboard or writing tablet backs
  • Corrugated cardstock
  • Scrapbook cardstock
  • Cardboard
  • Printer paper
  • Vellum, tissue paper or coffee filter paper for window and door openings

miniature houses finishing materials



  • Assorted paint brushes
  • White primer paint
  • Acrylic paints
  • Snow Tex
  • Assorted glitter