Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Save your wine corks this Christmas!

This post is about Trash to Treasure minis. For those unfamiliar with the term, trash to treasure involves using everyday items that could be found in a junk drawer and finding creative ways to make them look like beautiful and realistic miniatures.

The quality of the miniature you will end up with depends on your skill level and the materials you have on hand. The best resource you will find on trash to treasure minis can be found here:

You can literally spend hours, or days, going through every item listed on this site but it's much more fun to scroll down to the bottom and click on the links to albums and pages that other miniaturists have put together about trash to treasure minis.

I was also really excited when I came read the project behind door 14 in the 2011 AIM Advent Calendar. The project is a Christmas Hutch filled with trash to treasure ideas, including delicious looking cakes made from wine corks, and jars of Honey and Jam made using glass beads and glass paint!

Go here to read the 2012 AIM Advent Calendar:

 Happy Holidays Everyone!


  1. You know what would go great with that?

    Winning the givaway ;)

  2. And I must admit I have a few wine corks too! Thanks for the link Ruth and congrats on winning Jane's giveaway!She makes great minis.

  3. Hello from Spain: congratulations on winning the gift of Jane. Thanks for posting the links. Happy Christmas. Keep in touch

  4. Dear Ruth,

    I hope you had a great Christmas.

    A big hug.

  5. How nice it is to visit your blog and read your wonderful posts! I'm very excited to see the mini treats you plan to create and am sure they will look delicious! I hope your Christmas was nice and I also thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such very kind comments!
    Mini regards,

  6. Thanks so much for the great links, Ruth! It's fun to buy beautiful minis but even more fun to make something yourself, I look forward to trying some of these ideas! Happy New Year - Ange:)


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