Last week we shared a tutorial on how to make a little crate to store teeny, tiny toilet rolls and I promised I’d share how we made some of the other bits in the bathroom, like the miniature Victorian toilet.

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If you’ve been following the blog for a while you’ll know how much we enjoy making things for our fairies and this small Victorian toilet is no exception. Isn’t it just the cutest? The lid even moves up or down. Our faeries are fussy 😉

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It still needs fairy dust to flush though 😀 but hey we have a lot of that around here. And all in all, it probably costs less than $1 to make with things we already had at home.

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What you need to make a miniature toilet

  • Florist foam
  • Ice cream sticks
  • Wooden skewer
  • Round tube
  • Wood stain
  • Sharp craft knife
  • Thin wire
  • Toothpick
  • Balsa wood
  • White craft paint

How to make a miniature Victorian toilet

This little toilet may look like a lot of work, but it’s pretty simple to recreate with a little bit of florist foam and a few ice cream sticks. Florist foam is surprisingly durable and so easy to shape with a craft knife.

What you need to make a miniature Victorian toilet for your doll's house or fairy outhouse

But first things, first. Measure your doll, or fairy’s bottom, and find a container or something that’s roughly the same size. I used one of those tube-y things that effervescent tablets come in. Squish the container into the florist foam to create a bowl-shaped hole for the miniature Victorian toilet.

A metal tube can be pushed into the florist foam to create the bowl

Use a sharp craft knife to cut the florist foam into a block shape for the bottom of the toilet seat portion and another rectangular shape for the cistern that goes on top. The florist foam forms the base structure for both the toilet seat and the cistern.

Cut the base and cistern from the florist foam

Eyeball how high the cistern should be above the toilet seat portion and trim a skewer to size. Measure the sides of your shapes and cut a whole bunch of ice cream sticks to fit.

Measure the sides of the florist foam and cut the ice cream or popsicle sticks to size

Use the toilet block and the cistern florist foam shapes to cut pieces of balsa wood for the top and bottom of each.

Measure and a hole in the balsa wood to go over the toilet

Cut a hole in the center of one of the balsa wood pieces. This will go over the indentation you made earlier in the florist foam for the toilet bowl.

Find the centre of the balsa wood and cut a circle using a sharp craft knife

Sand any rough edges and check that it fits neatly over the bowl.

Sand and smooth the cut balsa wood and check that it fits properly

Cut a toilet lid shape from balsa wood and sand smooth.

Cut a seat from the balse wood using a sharp craft knife. Sand and rough bits

Excuse the grimy fingernails. Making a miniature Victorian toilet is messy business 😀 Paint the inside of the toilet bowl white and stain the ice cream sticks and balsa wood pieces in your favorite stain. I used some of our Rusty Nail Muti.

Paint the bowl portion white and stain the cut wooden pieces that will make up the outer cover of the miniature toilet

Once the stain dries, glue the ice cream sticks and the balsa wood pieces you cut earlier onto the florist foam.

Glue all the pieces on to cover the florist foam

You can use any craft glue that dries clear. Keep the toilet lid to one side. We’ll get to that in a second.

A view from the top of the miniature toilet bowl

Making a small hinge for the toilet lid

Now for the all-important part, making a teeny, tiny hinge that will allow the lid to flip up and down. This one had the hamster in my head doing double time 😀 The miniature Victorian toilet is only 13 cm tall from the bowl to the cistern. The toilet bowl is about 4 cm x 4 cm so there’s no way I could find a working hinge that small anywhere. But I do have toothpicks and lots of wire, which is all I needed to make one 😉

Place the toothpick on the flat portion on the toilet seat and cut to size.

Making the hinge for the toilet seat - step 1

Cut the thin wire into four 1″ pieces and bend them around the toothpick. Place two of the pieces of wire over the toothpick, squish the points together and push the points into the seat.

Making the hinge for the toilet seat - step 2

Place the other two pieces around the toothpick as shown below, squish their points together and then insert those points into the toilet seat.

Making the hinge for the toilet seat - step 3

I’m hoping the pictures explain it better than my words do. If you’re confused, please let me know. You can also look at the seat lifting thingamajig on a life-sized toilet. It should make it clearer (I hope 😉 )

I'm so happy the miniature toilet seat works.

To finish the miniature Victorian toilet off, insert the skewer you cut earlier into the toilet bottom and add the cistern on top. Make a small “pull-chain” by twisting up some wire and gluing it on to the cistern.

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The other miniature bathroom accessories

No miniature bathroom would be complete without a few accessories, like that small ladder. So perfect for hanging towels and they’re on-trend right now too 😀 Just glue a few twigs together.

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Another small twig can be used as a toilet paper holder. Can you see it glued to the wall?

If you’re looking to make something unique for your doll’s house you’re going to love this mini license plate toilet paper holder tutorial. It includes a video that will show you how to make tiny toilet rolls and there’s a free printable you can use to create the license plate. #DIYMiniatureToiletPaper #ToiletPaperStorage #ACraftyMix #MakingMiniatures #FairyToiletPaper #DollHouseCrafts

A few more real miniature toilet paper rolls are stacked in a junk styled crate.

If you’re looking to make something unique for your doll’s house you’re going to love this mini license plate toilet paper holder tutorial. It includes a video that will show you how to make tiny toilet rolls and there’s a free printable you can use to create the license plate. #DIYMiniatureToiletPaper #ToiletPaperStorage #ACraftyMix #MakingMiniatures #FairyToiletPaper #DollHouseCrafts

And we added one of our fairy leaf planters next to the toilet for a touch of greenery in the corner.

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Now I just need to figure out how to make a Victorian bath to complete the picture 😉 Any ideas?

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