DIY Dollhouse Miniature Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant In Knit Pot

Adding touches of greenery in a room brings life and makes it look more inviting. A tall plant tucked in a corner adds height and softens a space. So I decided to incorporate that design element in a miniature version for my granddaughter's dollhouse. Staying true to my commitment that everything, including the dollhouse, is made from repurposed finds, the same goes for this DIY dollhouse miniature fiddle leaf fig plant in Boho Knit Pot.

Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Miniature

DIY Dollhouse Miniature Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant in Knit Pot


In case you've missed it, the first week of every month I share the latest update to the dollhouse bookcase. I was hoping to work on the kitchen cabinets and appliances but with the holidays soon approaching, I've been busy with holiday projects that I'm looking forward to sharing with you soon.

To recap, this project all started with an IKEA Billy bookcase found at a local thrift store which I've turned into a dollhouse for my granddaughter.

Thrift Store Bookcase Dollhouse Before

Everything in this dollhouse is handmade with repurposed finds. In phase one we added a pitched roof and flooring to the bookcase. In phase two we added windows and front door from a repurposed jewelry box. In phase three we added faux brick and plaster walls and real wood baseboards. In phase four I made a miniature diamond shag rug and chunky knit blanket. You can catch all those projects here on my Dollhouse Bookcase page.

The miniature fig tree I'm sharing today cost me nothing to make with items found around the house and from my craft bin. But the supplies could be found inexpensively at the dollar store. It took no time at all to make and I think the dollhouse could use one or two more.

Miniature Knit Plant Cover DIY

But the ever-popular boho style miniature knit plant cover takes the DIY fig tree to another level.

What you'll need to make it

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DIY Dollhouse Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Supplies

Supply List

Empty Keurig K-Cup
Twig
Faux Rose Leaf Stems
Sharp Scissors
Redi-Mix Concrete (alternatives in the post)
Hot Glue Gun
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 from previous craft projects, head to your local dollar store for inexpensive faux roses or any flower that has small dark green leaves. You want ones that have more than one leaf per stem. Keep the flowers for a future project because we're after just the leaves. I kept the leaves from the roses used in the centerpiece boxes that I made for my daughter's wedding.

Don't separate the leaves on each stem because the stems will be the branches on the fig tree. The more leaves per stem, the fuller the 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 like pictured below.

Dollhouse Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Leaves

Next, find a twig to use as the tree trunk. I headed outside in the backyard and cut a dead branch from one of our trees. If you have a vase filled with tall decorative branches, use one of those.

How to make a miniature fiddle leaf fig tree plant pot

For the plant pot, I repurposed an empty Keurig K-cup. To add weight to the coffee cup so the plant doesn't tip over easily you can do it a few different ways:

Option 1 - Fill the cup with ready-mix concrete like I did.
Option 2 - Add a layer of small pebbles to the bottom and 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.
Option 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 9-inches high.

Dollhouse Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

Attaching the violin-shaped leaves to the branch

Starting a third of the way up the twig attach the violin-shaped leaf stems to the tree branch with a hot glue gun. You'll want to use something other than your finger to firmly push the base of the stems against the twig so it looks like a tree branch sprouting from the trunk. I used six stems for my plant.

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

How to make a miniature knit plant cover

For the stylish knit plant cover, crochet a simple white and gray collar that can be slipped over the K-cup. Easy peasy!

With a 5.0 mm crochet hook and gray and white acrylic yarn, use whatever crochet stitch you're comfortable with to make the collar 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 a collar and slip it over the K-cup plant pot. Mine goes just under the bottom rim of the coffee cup and I added dabs of hot glue to hold it firmly in place.

Glue some moss along the top of the plant pot and voila, an adorable miniature fiddle leaf fig tree with a boho-chic knit plant pot cover!

If you have any questions about this project, please leave them in the comment section below or press the Contact Me button at the top of the blog to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!

I'd be so thankful if you pinned this idea or shared it with a friend. With gratitude! -Marie


DIY Dollhouse Miniature Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

I found some readymade dollhouse plants that you may like if making a DIY one isn't an option for you.




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18 comments

  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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