Some favorite Dios from the archives
Posted by Kathy M. in CO on February 18, 2021, 6:57 am
I don't have room to keep a lot of them set up, so these tend to be quick down and dirty setups. I use museum putty to get them to hold things, and if the doll is standing, I have a copper wire that I can bend into different positions to prop the doll up. I edit it out if it shows. |
This really is our Bunko group! LOL I made the pencils out of toothpicks cut and painted to look like a pencil. The little toucan is a copy of the actual item we use as a bunco doll. Wish I still was able to get together with these gals.
Simple dio, but one of the things you can do to really make a room look real is to make sure there is baseboard molding. Makes all the difference here:
Because you can never have too many minis!
Christmas minis count:
And one with one of my favorite finds. This drum set made me so happy when I found it. I paid about 25 bucks for it at a thrift store, so you know how in love I must have been! LOL
Paired with a Rockers stage it really works.
One other tip. Because I frequently set up short term dios, just for a photo or two, I have taken to keeping all my minis in labeled boxes. Kitchen stuff, bath items, food, paper items, plants, electronics, general household, rugs, pillows, pictures etc. Then I only have to grab one box to know I will at least see the sort of thing I am looking for. Saves me oodles of time. Here is my system for storing the boxes. It's an aluminum baker's rack on wheels, so I can turn it to see both sides. I added Masonite shelves that slide out, so I can get to the furniture in the middle:
I also keep the furniture in groups on the lower shelves, so if I need a chair, I know where to look. All but the largest things are stored here.
Kathy M. in CO