How to Build a Miniature Hot Cocoa Stand for Your Dollhouse
I’m super excited to teach you how to make a miniature hot cocoa stand just like this one in this video. I’ll show you how I used my stand DIY kit from Aspen Miniature to put it all together. It’s so easy and a quick project you can make in a day.
I came across the most adorable children’s portrait work of some kids in front of a hot cocoa stand, and I fell in love.
Back when my nephew was just a toddler, I built a small stand using crates so we could do pictures of him in the fall and at Christmas.
I love these photos so much, and all of this made me think about how much I wanted to make miniature hot cocoa stand for my Birchwood Farmhouse. I mean, after all, we sell our own Christmas trees this time of year there. What small family wouldn’t love some hot cocoa chopping down their own Christmas tree?
I’m using a kit from my shop at Aspen Miniature. You could use this kit to build any kind of adorable miniature stand like a lemonade stand, kissing booth, pumpkin stand. You could paint it any color, decorate it to your liking, etc. DIY kits are so flexible, and the possibilities are pretty unlimited.
What You’ll Need to Build a Miniature Hot Cocoa Stand for Your Dollhouse
I’m using the Miniature Stand DIY kit from Aspen Miniature.
You’ll also need some wood glue. I like to use Gorilla Glue and a few toothpicks. I do save my shipping label backers for glue!
I used Automotive Primer, White Satin Finish Spray Paint with mine, and some Mod Podge for the sign.
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Notes About Building this Miniature Hot Cocoa Stand
- This kit is laser cut, and you will notice a slight odor from the charring. It will dissipate over time.
- The charring can come off on your hands. You can use a damp paper towel or a baby wipe to wipe them down. Feel free to sand the edges if you like. I tend to wear gloves when working with mine.
- I used an automotive spray paint primer to seal my charred edges to make the paint adhere and cover those better.
How to Make a Miniature Hot Cocoa Stand
- Start by gluing the sides and the front together. Make sure that the bottom has the tabs for the bottom piece.
- Next, Glue on the siding details.
- Glue in your shelving. I eyeballed mine.
- Glue on the front and back details.
- For the top, decide if you want your sign in the front or back of your stand. I put mine in the back so I could see things on top of my stand.
- Glue in the posts to the top. You’ll want to wiggle them into place or tap them down, so they are flush.
- Glue on the top sign piece making sure to line up the posts with the top.
- Finally, glue on the sign detail frame and put the stand top into place.
Where to Find Everything I Used in Making a Miniature Hot Cocoa Stand
- The DIY Kit from Aspen Miniature
- Christmas Trees – Hobby Lobby. These are a bit messy and come in a few heights.
- Wreath – I made using some garland from Factory Direct Crafts, Pine Cones from eBay, and Ribbon from Etsy.
- Kettle and Cups from Factory Direct Crafts – I used polymer clay to fill the cups.
- The cookies on the tray are from Factory Direct Crafts – I made the tray and not sure if it will be up for sale. I’ll update this if I do!
- The sign is from my shop – The reindeer sack isn’t up for sale at this time as I sold out, but I will think about adding some more!
- Reindeer Cookie Jar from Etsy
- The greenery on top is from Joann, and I used some velvet ribbon I got there as well to make a little bow.
- Find the snow at Hobby Lobby and free photos from Unsplash.com for backgrounds.