Wednesday, 31 July 2013

1:144 Window Boxes: Easier Than They Look!

I decided my little terrace house needed some finishing touches, so I decided to try and replicate the window boxes of the real house.

I decided to make them in white, because this would stand out better on the miniature house. I used a hobby plastic strip which was square and hollow.

I cut it into small lengths. Then I cut one of the four sides off so that the lengths were three sided and open on one side. Then I cut small squares of paper to block up each side and make a tub. 

Then I filled the tubs with clear drying PVC hobby glue and stuck in some little bits of shrub and flowers I bought from the hobby shop in the model train scenery section.

This part required tweezers.

The result was quite effective and realistic.

I also added a red front door for good measure. I have ordered some window shutters from a model train hobby supplier, so when they come along, the house will be quite complete!


  1. Hello Emily,
    Once again, I am in total awe of your talent and skills. The flower boxes look wonderful. you really had a stroke of genius with the plastic strip.
    Big hug,

  2. Hello Emily! I LOVE IT! Everything about this teeny tiny house is wonderful! The tiny flower boxes are a Nice touch and the solution was brilliant! I also had to backtrack and see how you handled the urns that you made and That was another Fantastic solution! I love the red door and I think that the owner of the Real Life house should have a look at yours and perhaps then Life will imitate Art! Well Done!


  3. The planters have a touch of life to the facade. Terrific job!

  4. those little flower boxes are adorable! I love how your house is coming along :)

  5. oooh!!! te está quedando fantástica la casita es muy real.
    Las jardineras están monísimas, es una gran idea.