Most of these realistic plants are made from paper and paint, including recycled envelopes and kraft paper. The plants are shown as dollhouse miniatures, but you can easily scale them larger or smaller for other model scales or decorations for your living space. Plants can help set a time reference, and add to the background sense of style and color theme for a display. The instructions for these plants use simple techniques and mainly feature petals punched with common craft punches.
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Bunches of miniature violets can be used as dollhouse flowers, plants, or for decorations for hats and dresses. The violet was the most popular flower for Victorian flower sellers and is fairly easy to make in small sizes.
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Miniature roses are a staple for floral displays, landscape displays for railroads, villages, and dolls houses, and useful as decorations for special gifts and cakes.
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These field poppies, miniature versions of papaver rhoeas, can be made in red for remembrance, or in garden shades of pearls and pinks. The paper is hand colored with watercolors to make them translucent for a highly realistic look.
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These tiny orchids make wonderful modern plants and can be made in a range of colors. They also work well made as pray for a simple bridal bouquet.Continue to 5 of 41 below.
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Make Miniature Cattleya (Corsage) Orchids
Use these simple paper and wire miniature cattleya orchids for wrist or purse corsages for your doll displays, or make them into plants to add to a dollhouse conservatory or flower shop.
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Make a Scale Miniature Bouquet
Not only for a dolls house bride! These little bouquets can be used with model horse scenes, or as cake or package decorations for a special celebration.
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Water lilies add color to ponds, fish pools, and lakes. They are easy to make with curved scissors or a simple 'daisy' type paper punch.
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These elegant spider mums are hand cut from fine paper using paper colored with watercolors. These are an 'intermediate' miniature project as they require a bit of care to color and cut. Make them in your favorite colors for a range of fall displays. They are also wonderful for dollhouse table decorations or in miniature wedding bouquets.
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Make Single Flowered Dahlias
This is another intermediate miniature project which can be simplified for a beginner if you use colored paper as the basis for your dahlia petals. The intermediate technique uses careful applications of "Inktense" pencils to create the realistic flower types.
As dahlias have a wide range of colors, you can make these single dahlias to suit almost any color scheme. The flowers are made with simple daisy or teardrop shaped punches.
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Make realistic miniature spruce trees from lycopodium moss (prince's pine or erica moss)
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Miniature Moss Hanging Baskets let you add color to dolls house and miniature scenes at a higher level. Easily made from floral foam and moss, they can be hung from sign brackets, lamp posts, or the front edge of a front porch or arbor. Don't think they are only useful for summer flowers. Filled with evergreen branches, cones, and ribbons, they can decorate a Christmas village as well.
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These tiny cyclamen can be made in every shade of pink, red and white to make flowering plants for dollhouses, miniature greenhouses, or a flower shop display. Add them to Christmas or Valentine's scenes.Continue to 13 of 41 below.
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Make designer or cottage tulips using simple paper punches and these instructions. These are more detailed than the roses, but you can get good results and create a range of tulip colors and shapes.[/p]
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The tiny crocuses are shown here in 1:12 scale but you can make them smaller or larger if you can find an appropriately sized paper punch. As with the other plants on this list, you can mimic your choice of varieties if you carefully observe the characteristics of real crocus.
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Welcome spring with a pot of tiny snowdrops peeking through 'snow'. Despite their tiny size, these are a fairly easy miniature flower to make.
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Make Miniature Daffodils
You can make these dollhouse scale daffodils in a range of yellow and white shades as narcissus, or daffodils for bouquets or miniature garden scenes. Set up a photo of your favorite daffodil variety and see how closely you can mimic it in miniature using these instructions.Continue to 17 of 41 below.
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Make Miniature Pussy Willow Branches
Most people who see these can't believe their eyes. The tiny pussy willows, made from flocking, are extremely realistic. These branches are wonderful in a range of spring scenes or combined with the miniature bird's nest
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Make Scale Miniature Bulbs Just Starting to Grow
Nothing says spring like tiny bulbs emerging from the ground. To set the season for your dollhouse garden, greenhouse or flower shop, tuck some of these into a flat or pot.
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Make Miniature Plant Seed Flats
Add a seed flat and dibber to a miniature potting bench, or use the flats to hold pots for flower shop displays.
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Make Miniature Lilies
Lilies can be made for miniature gardens, or as flowers for arrangements or bouquets. With an almost endless color range, lilies can be adapted for a range of color schemes and period arrangements. They are simple to make using assorted common paper punches.
The jug shown here as a flower container is available as a printable in several dolls house scalesContinue to 21 of 41 below.
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Make Miniature Easter Lily Plants or Stems
These Miniature Easter Lilies can be set in pots or used as stems for floral arrangements or garden scenes. Easy to make, the are a slightly different shape than regular lily flowers.
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You can use a simple daisy punch or teardrop punch to make flag iris from paper, paint and wire. I use a one-inch punch for 1:12 scale iris, and have made them as small as 1/48 scale with smaller punches. Daisy punches also work for making lilies and Calla lilies.
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Make Miniature Calla Lily Plants and Flowers
Calla lilies are easily made from paper and wire using a tear drop or daisy shaped punch or hand cut petals. They can be made in a range of colors and are easily made in smaller scales for railroad landscaping alongside house or water features.
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Make miniature marigolds (Cempazuchitl) and cockscomb flowers for dolls house floral arrangements or to decorate tiny Day of the Dead shrines. These flowers are made from tissue paper, thread and wire.Continue to 25 of 41 below.
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Make a Scale Miniature Chrysanthemum
Tiny potted plants can be used for dolls house scenes or made in smaller scales for a floral display in a model railroad or village scene. They can also be used as fridge magnets, or given to friends with no space for full-size plants.
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This is another very easy but effective miniature plant project. This one uses wire, paper, and glue and you can modify the flowers to resemble your favorite varieties.
There are instructions for more Christmas plants, including
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Poinsettias work well for Christmas floral arrangements as well as for tiny potted plants. These little beauties make great full sized Christmas tree ornaments and package decorations when planted in groups in tiny pots.
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Use these pine boughs for Christmas floral arrangements, or make tiny bonsai pine trees for pots.
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Bump up the realism on a model railroad or miniature garden scene by adding pine or fir cones to your evergreen trees. Make from circles of paper, these cones take your modeling up a notch.
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Make detailed quarter scale (1:48) plants for a dollhouse, model and railway scenes. Instructions are included for making the following plants from paper and wire.
- Colorful bushes and flowering plants from 'scatter' made with acrylic paint.
- Sunflowers in quarter scale made using common paper punches.
- Delphiniums in quarter scale made from common paper punches.
- Quarter scale hostas.
- Hollyhocks in quarter scale made from paper punches.
- There are separate instructions linked here for making... Belladonna lilies (naked ladies) which are easily made in 1:48 scale.
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Trailing morning glory vines can be made easily in a range of scales. The ones shown here are in 1:24 scale. Make them suit your dolls house window basket or moss hanging basket, or use them to trail from floral arrangements.Continue to 33 of 41 below.
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This window box or crate can be used to hold plant pots or planted up as a complete box. The instructions are for the box, not the plants.
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These Model Palm Trees are easily made with silk flower leaves, or paper and wire. The trunks are made with torn brown paper wrapped over the wire. The palm trees can be made on any number of scales, for model game terrains on up to a shade tree for a Barbie Doll House.
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Wire and acrylic mediums and paint can be used to make basic tree forms on almost any scale. Use smaller sized trunks with bits of foam for railroad trees, or punch out leaves to make shrubs and trees in dollhouse scales. The branched trees can be shaped to resemble many identifiable tree shapes. Take a good look at a photo of the tree you want to copy, and bend the wire branches into the correct shape for your tree.
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These pumpkins can be made in many sizes, to house a dolls house scene, as the base for a Cinderella coach, or as table, railroad or dolls house decorations. Paper mache is easy to use and scale for all kinds of sizes of pumpkinsContinue to 37 of 41 below.
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Useful for setting the season, corn stalks can be made in several scales, in green for summer, or beige for late fall, Thanksgiving or Halloween.
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Make Miniature Icy Trees From Dried Weed Stems
These icy miniature trees can be used in a range of scales to add a touch of winter to a scene. Look for weeds on your fall and winter walks and add some bead berries if you wish.
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Another indicator plant, cattails are good for dolls house ponds, or to signify ditches and marshes in a railroad scene for summer, fall or winter. On their own, they are great for scale floral arrangements.
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Easy to make from paper strips or quilling paper, these little pots can be made in many scales and shapes from just paper and glue.Continue to 41 of 41 below.
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Make Miniature Belladonna Lilies
Belladonna lilies (Amaryllis belladonna) are easily made in scales from 1:48 on up using simple daisy punches. These are fall blooming plants great for bouquets or to add a punch of color to small scale scenes.