Miniature Halloween Room Box by Nancy Snyder is Sure to Inspire You
Nancy’s miniature Halloween room box grabbed our attention, and we thought it would be fun to learn more about her experience and process for creating such a fun Halloween mini-scene that would inspire you.
The Details of Nancy’s Miniature Halloween Room Are Amazing
From the tiny books and details on each shelf to the framed skeleton silhouette prints on the wall, there is so much to look at that I find myself coming back again and again, noticing something new that I didn’t before.
Some of the things that stand out to us are the costumes hanging on the wall and the tiny pillows stacked on the shelves. She didn’t miss a beat with this Halloween mini-project.
How Nancy Started the Miniature Halloween Room Box
When a friend offered Nancy Synder an empty wine box in October of 2016, she knew she wanted to do something different with it.
Nancy went through her collection of miniature magazines and found JoAnn L Swanson’s Halloween shop cutouts in the Dollhouse Miniatures magazine from October 2006 and in the Miniature Collector (no longer in print) from November 2008.
Nancy shares with us that it genuinely wasn’t too difficult to make, and using her collection of Halloween mini items was enjoyable.
She kept things simple by only adding wood paper to the flooring and some cork to the top. This type of wine box meant that the structure was already there and gave nice textures to work with as it is.
With room boxes, you don’t have to go overboard with window dressings or doors. It’s focused on the things inside.
The End Result of the Miniature Halloween Room Box
While the project itself didn’t take too long to make, Nancy found that the lollipops were a little tedious. Don’t they look super cute up on the top shelf? She also decided to use a pair of earrings to make the skeletons and the snake on the floor. You can do a lot with the things that you have on hand.
We asked Nancy if she had any advice for miniaturists just starting, and she said to save everything! Yeah, we do that too. Save pieces of plastic, metal, and even wood. You can even find uses for stickers and plastic containers from fruit (for mixing paints). Just keep things sorted, so it’s easy to locate later. You never know when you’ll find a use for something.
When looking at Nancy’s miniature Halloween room box, what parts stand out to you? Which are your favorite pieces?
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