Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mini Books

Last night I started making miniature books. These are the ones I made.
From left to right: The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, Black Beauty, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and ,Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
After finishing the saddle I wanted to do something fast. So miniature books happened. 
Over the past couple of months I've pinned various book jackets to my pinterest board called Miniature Projects. Some  books I found with a google image search. Here's the links to the ones on pinterest.
The one that got me really excited I found the other day. I decided to give it a try.
I scaled the covers down to be 1:9 scale. Because the Harry Potter book covers were the hardback dust jackets instead of paperback, I decided to make them into miniature hardbacks. I used thin cardboard. 
After I cut the covers out, I glued small packets of white paper inside and modge podged the cover to seal it. Once set, I could open them up like real books, but the pages are blank. 
I really do like how they came out. The Harry Potter book covers were a little blurry, so I only made 3 of the 7 books. I have all of the *real sized* ones and have most in hardback, so I think I'll try scanning my copies and making new miniature ones. 
 Size comparison. 
Here are some of the miniature books with their larger versions!

These were fun to make, and I can't wait to make some more. :)


  1. This is so cool. I've always admired miniature books, but I never thought of Harry Potter!

    1. Thanks!
      I've always thought they were so cute too! :)

    2. Thanks!
      I've always thought they were so cute too! :)