How To Make A Dollhouse Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Time for another update to our miniature fixer-upper, a repurposed IKEA Billy Bookcase Dollhouse. This time I'll show you how easy it is to make an adorable miniature fiddle leaf fig tree plus a boho-style knit plant pot cover.



Staying true to my mission that everything, including the dollhouse, is either repurposed or a DIY project, these new additions are made from repurposed finds.



How to make an easy miniature fiddle leaf fig plant with dollar store floral picks plus an on trend Boho-style knit plant pot cover for a dollhouse.

DIY Miniature Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree With Knit Pot

It all started with an IKEA Billy Bookcase that we found at our local Salvation Army store for $14.99.



How to make an easy miniature fiddle leaf fig plant with dollar store floral picks plus an on trend Boho-style knit plant pot cover for a dollhouse.

You can see all the dollhouse projects on our dollhouse page. There's even a realistic DIY miniature fireplace with flickering flame!

The miniature fig tree I'm sharing today cost nothing to make with items found in my craft bin and around the house. However, the supplies could be purchased inexpensively at the dollar store.



Both of these DIY dollhouse miniatures took no time at all to make and I think the dollhouse could use one or two more.



How to make an easy miniature fiddle leaf fig plant with dollar store floral picks plus an on trend Boho-style knit plant pot cover for a dollhouse.

What You'll Need To Make It

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How to make an easy miniature fiddle leaf fig plant with dollar store floral picks plus an on trend Boho-style knit plant pot cover for a dollhouse.

Supply List

  • Empty Keurig K-Cup
  • Dry Twig
  • Faux Rose Floral Picks (dollar store)
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Redi-Mix Concrete (alternatives in the post)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Faux Moss (dollar store)
  • 5.0 mm Crochet Hook
  • White & Gray Acrylic Yarn


How To Make A Miniature Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

If you don't have a stash of faux greens on hand leftover from previous craft projects, head to your local dollar store and look for rose picks or any floral pick with dark green leaves. You want ones that have more than one leaf per stem.



We won't let those pretty faux florals go to waste, keep them for a future craft project. The leaves I used for the fig tree were leftover from the roses in my daughter's wedding centerpiece boxes.



Don't separate the leaves on the floral picks, the more leaves per stem, the fuller our fig leaf tree. Fiddle leaf fig trees have violin-shaped leaves and so we need to shape the tips of our rose leaves into this shape with sharp scissors (as pictured below.



How to make an easy miniature fiddle leaf fig plant with dollar store floral picks plus an on trend Boho-style knit plant pot cover for a dollhouse.

Next, forage your yard or a neighborhood park for a dry twig that you can use as the tree trunk.



DIY Dollhouse Fiddle Leaf Plant Pot

To make a plant pot for the fiddle leaf tree repurpose an empty Keurig K-cup. To add weight to the k-cup so the plant doesn't tip over easily you can do it a few different ways.

  1. Fill the cup with ready-mix concrete like I did.
  2. Add a layer of small pebbles to the bottom and set craft styrofoam over top. You'll want to glue the styrofoam so the small pebbles don't come spilling out and into the mouth of a young child.
  3. Fill the cavity with air dry molding clay.


Whichever option you choose, stick your branch into the K-cup and trim it to the right height for your dollhouse. The total height of my fig tree is nine inches high.



How to make an easy miniature fiddle leaf fig plant with dollar store floral picks plus an on trend Boho-style knit plant pot cover for a dollhouse.

Miniature Fiddle Leaf Plant Assembly

Starting a third of the way up the twig attach the violin-shaped leaf stems with a hot glue gun. You'll want to use hot glue finger caps rather than your finger to firmly push the base of the stems against the twig. I used six-leaf stems for my fiddle leaf plant.



Use single leaves to fill in any gaps as well as one near the top of the twig. You decide how full you want your fig tree to be.



Now that we have the miniature fiddle leaf tree finished, let's make the coffee k-cup plant pot pretty.



How To Make A Boho Knit Miniature Plant Pot Cover

For the on-trend boho-style knit plant cover, we'll crochet an easy peasy white and gray collar that can be slipped over the K-cup.



With a 5.0 mm crochet hook and gray and white acrylic yarn, use whatever crochet stitch you're comfortable with to make the plant pot cover. You'll want it to be 6 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches long. In crochet terms that would be 20 stitches wide by 9 rows long.



Slip stitch the ends together with yarn to form the collar and slip it over the K-cup plant pot. Mine rests just under the bottom rim and I added a few dabs of hot glue to hold it in place.



Last but not least, glue some moss from the dollar store along the top of the plant pot. Voila, we have an adorable miniature fiddle leaf fig tree with a boho-chic knit plant pot cover!



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  1. Such a clever idea and a wonderful dollhouse too..

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    1. Thank you very much, Judee! It's been a fun ongoing project and I can't wait to give it to her when she's old enough.

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  2. That is so cute Marie!! I haven't done anything in my dollhouse for awhile, I need to get back to it!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks Tania, I'm glad you like it! I've slowed down on the dollhouse projects too and plan to go full speed ahead in the new year because as my grandson keeps pointing out, "Grandma B, Barbie needs a kitchen". LOL

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  3. Pinning this baby fiddle leaf fig was sooooooooo easy Marie. I love your miniature doll's house tutorials and you give me new ideas for our fairy gardens every time.

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    1. Wow, to say I give you ideas for your fairy gardens is an honor Michelle because to me you are the Queen of Miniatures! Thank you 🙏🏻

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  4. Soooo cute!! When I saw this on Instagram, at first glance I thought it was life-size! haha. awesome.

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    1. Yay, I was hoping the photo would come off looking realistic - thank you for saying so! xo

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  5. Too cute for words. And Sooo very clever! The leaves look totally real. Love it Marie!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Susie, you made my day with the totally real comment!

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  6. How cute Marie, I thought it was real! And the dollhouse is so adorable! I love all the patterns and girly colors! I have two granddaughters who are very close in age, I bet they would love one of these! Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!

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    1. Christina, you just made my night that you thought it was real!!! Thanks for the pin and so glad you found the dollhouse inspiring. Your granddaughters would have such fun with a dollhouse, especially considering they are so close in age. Even more special if it's made with love by Grandma 😉

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  7. Oh my goodness... this is so adorable Marie! The doll house miniatures are so addictive to play with, aren't they?!

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    1. Thank you Donna 😊 Oh my goodness they definitely are addictive. I'm having so much fun with my granddaughter's dollhouse - too much fun. LOL

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  8. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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