Monday, March 28, 2016

Japanese DIY Thatched Tea House Miniature Kit

Remember my last post about the DIY miniature house kits from Japan?

Well, I can now say I have successfully and quite triumphantly completed one! What do you think?

Full View:

Close up view -- look at the details!!
Overhead view -- yes, even the inside of the house is decorated.

How did I do?

I wish I had taken a before shot of how this package came.  It's in a big bag full of particles of wood, paper, rocks, etc.  You literally put all the pieces together to assemble the roof, house, wheel, etc.  I thought this was a lot of fun.  Instructions are in Japanese only but they have photos which helps.  Most items are given a letter name and dimension (ie: A is 12cm x 1cm x 1cm) so you can deduce what is what from that.  I did watch a few youtube tutorials of similar projects which helped me out a lot.  If you're having trouble I definitely recommend watching a few videos.

Now even if you don't live in Japan, thanks to the wonders of the internet this product is available for purchase on Amazon.  There are many other models too, some of my favorites are...

Happy Crafting everyone!