Last year I was in the "Setting the Scene in Miniature" swap - I can't believe that was in June, whoops! One of my partners requested some items for a kitchen scene, so I made a little pantry shelf and some items to start filling it up.
The shelf is made of balsa wood with a couple layers of scrap paper for the backing - isn't that blue pattern so adorably vintage looking! (the back paper was wood grain - you can see it in the photos of the coffee beans below)
The cutting board was made from a couple of wood chip samples for laminate flooring or something that I got from the Scrap Exchange in Durham, NC. The knife blade was made by cutting a soda can and folding a sheet of metal down to cut into a blade shape. The handle is polymer clay. A little ant decided to be my photo model for helping scale the objects.
One of my favorite things to make was the set of coffee bags and beans. I made the bags using an actual coffee bag from a local roaster/coffee shop, so it was already infused with coffee smell. One of the bags was sealed and had actual coffee beans to help keep the smell around a little longer, and the other bag was left open. I made these super teeny coffee beans out of polymer clay in case my partner wanted to pour some coffee into another miniature
The cinnamon rolls were my other favorite. I used a candy tin for the baking tray, and followed a tutorial that used acrylic paint and salt for the chunky bits. They looked so yummy
A few simpler items were just some vintage printable labels that I slapped onto to cylinders cut from a log of polymer clay, jars of simple candy sticks (also polymer clay), and teeny boxes made from printable vintage labels.
And a ruler for scale
I had so much fun making these. I really hope to do more miniatures in the future