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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dollhouse Miniature Pot of Chili

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This week I am going to show you how to make a really simple pot of chili for the dolls in your dollhouse to enjoy on a cold winter day.

For the pot I am using one of those pre-painted blue pots that are fairly easy to find in some craft stores. They are also pretty inexpensive so it is fun to make a bunch of these with different things in them for display.

The first step is to fill the bottom part of the pot with some scrap clay. I used a brown mixture that was leftover from some other project. Be sure to either put some TLS in the pan first or else to glue the clay in after baking. At the same time bake off some small chunks of green and brownish or brownish red clay. I try to have some of these chunks of baked clay on hand to add texture to foods, a very handy thing to have.

Now you need to use a cheese shredder (one that is only used for clay- look at the dollar store) to shred enough of the baked clay to fill the rest of your pot. I added in a few tiny beads that were on my work table too. For the sauce of our chili I am using Gallery Glass paint, I love this stuff for so many food items. This time I mixed two colors (orange poppy and cocoa brown) to get the right red-brown for a pot of chili. Just mix the two colors in about equal amounts then mix into the shredded clay and use to fill the pot. Don't worry about the color it is when it comes out of the bottle, it will become much darker and more clear as it dries. After you have the chili in the pot the way you want it leave it alone overnight.

I decided that I needed to add a can that the chili came from. I used my Easy-cutter to cut the eraser portion off a pencil. I then removed the eraser and painted the bottom with some silver paint. After adding a label and a smear of the extra “chili” it was ready to set on the stove top next to the pot. 



  1. I can't believe how simple it is to make a can, but I never thought of that! I am saving all of my short stubby pencils from now on! :)

  2. Thanks for the double tutorial, Joanne! The chili looks so realistic!

  3. thanks for the tip about the eraser I would have never thought of that

  4. Muchas gracias por el tutorial y compartir.
    besitos ascension

  5. That chili looks thick and delicious. Yum!! You are so clever!