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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dollhouse Miniature Dirt

I know I have talked about what I use for dirt (or potting soil) in my mini scenes in different videos over the years but I thought I would go into more detail.

I use coffee grounds, they do need to be used coffee grounds but around here that is not a problem. We do go through a bit of coffee so I have pretty much an endless supply of them. I use my regular oven to dry them at a low temperature. They should dry in about 30 to 45 minutes at around 200 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. It is better to err on the side of leaving them in too long rather than taking them out too soon. You do want to get most if not all the moisture out of them. Be sure to use a low temperature because they will burn and they smell pretty bad when they do.

I store mine in a jar that I have poked holes in the lid, that way if there happens to be any moisture left in them it can evaporate.

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