Introduction: Miniatures Paper Plants for Doll House

Anything in miniatures are sooo cute... :-) i cant get enough of them!

So, I thought for the paper craft contest...how about paper miniature plants?? I'm sure there are plenty of people who enjoy making props for doll houses. Even if there is no doll houses...these are so cute I would want to make them!

I saw a picture of a book called 'Quilling Minatures ' by Malinda Johnston' . Although I have not bought the book....I thought it would be pretty easy to make some of those flowers.

For these miniatures I use mostly paper quilling techniques. For Basic shapes ...check out this and this tutorials :-). I have covered practically all shapes :-)...hmm...except one..perhaps a tutorial for that?? lol

You would need to use tweezers mostly for this project as the flowers are really small and delicate :-) also..I have used white glue mostly..but some places I have mentioned hot glue ...cause it's easier .
 

okay...now for my cute little pots and plants :-)

Step 1: Pots Pots and Pots

For most of the tutorial the strips I have used are paper strips that I have shredded in my shredder...so the width would be 3mm.

If I have deviated from the normal strips I would have mentioned it in the pictures...so please read the instructions in the pictures :-) Thanks

Also for the pots I used 48" length of paper...but because of thickness of paper are different it may vary...so eyeball the size you want while wrapping and making the tight circle.

Step 2: Airplane Plant

For this I used 3mm green strips and 1mm ivory. The leaves length vary below 1.6" . The runners length were cut while assembling so I may adjust accordingly :-)

Step 3: Long Stemmed Lillies

I cut the fringe with my craft knife...if you like you may use a scissor or a fringing tool. All instructions are in the pictures...however...if you need any clarifications ...ask away! :-)

Step 4: Hyacinths

Step 5: Daisies

For my Daisies I used a daisy flower puncher. However...if you don't have one..you could always make a fringe flower or purchase on ebay :-)

Step 6: Trailing Sedum

There are various types of Trailing Sedum. Here I have shown how to make two types.

Step 7: Palm Plant

Now that you have got all your fringing practice...how about making a palm plant? it's pretty easy...simply fold a 1.25" wide strip of paper in two and cut at an angle...then cut leaves and attach floral wire. Then hot glue to your pot!

Isn't that easy?

Step 8: Enjoy!

I shall try and come up with more miniature plant.....or if you like something ...send me a picture...I'll try and see if I can do it for you.

Till then...Please don't forget to vote for the paper craft contest!!! pretty please with sugar on top! lol :-)

Thanks for reading...hope you enjoyed my tutorial ;-)

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heathcleo04 (author)2016-06-22

cool

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nikitagirl1965 (author)2015-09-17

thanks a lot.there are amazing...

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shazni (author)nikitagirl19652015-09-20

Your welcome!

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mrithula (author)2015-05-06

Nice idea

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shazni (author)mrithula2015-09-19

Thank you!

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aida.miwa (author)2015-03-03

I love your creativity! I wanna try this, thanks for sharing ^_^

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shazni (author)aida.miwa2015-03-04

Thanks! And you are welcome : ) can't wait to see a pic

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Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2014-09-23

Hey shazni, I'll be making these and definitely going to hold a class for my maker community. Thanks for sharing such cute idea!

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shazni (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2014-09-23

That's great! please post pictures if you can. I would love to see them :-)

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sunshiine (author)2014-03-22

This one I think is my favorite! I hope you win the grand prize!

sunshiine

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shazni (author)sunshiine2014-03-22

Thanks Sunshiine :-) . The entries are so good, I'm scared I won't even make to the finalist! BUT if I DO Make it ( God pretty please!) I'll be happy if I get the explorer!!!! So I'm praying ;-D

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sunshiine (author)shazni2014-03-22

I will keep you in mind!

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Izz17 (author)2014-03-18

Really cute!

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shazni (author)Izz172014-03-18

thanks :-)

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JM1999 (author)2014-03-13

Good job!

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shazni (author)JM19992014-03-18

Thank you ;-)

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hunter999 (author)2014-03-02

Wow! This is very neat, you did a awesome job! :-)

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shazni (author)hunter9992014-03-02

Thank you so much ! hope you voted for the papercraft contest :-)

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hunter999 (author)shazni2014-03-02

Haha, sure I did as well as the laser spectrum contest! :-)

Good luck!

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shazni (author)hunter9992014-03-02

Thanks Hunter for being so supportive :-)

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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-03-01

Wow.. Shazni... Loved it , loved the size. The plant that you are calling airplane plant I know it as Spider plant and it is my favorite, I have dozens at home. Thank you so much for sharing.

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shazni (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-03-02

Thanks Tarun :-) ... I need to put up more instructables! I so crave the papercraft prizes(like so many others :-D)... anything would do! lol

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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)shazni2014-03-02

Please leave a few for me, I left many for you in the craft contest... ha ha ha ha

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shazni (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-03-02

I have a feeling you definitely will win :-D....Luckily you can only win one prize! else you will win most of them! lol.

Me....not so sure. Trying desperately to find time to put up at least one more. :-)

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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)shazni2014-03-02

In India we have a saying "apke muh mai ghee shakkar", "means sugar & ghee in your mouth" because you said something good about their fortune.

The contest are becoming more and more surprising (and shocking) everyday, so you never really know :D

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Creativeman (author)2014-03-01

Very nice shazni, good job!

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shazni (author)Creativeman2014-03-02

Thank you so much!

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Scrappy Vee (author)2014-03-01

Love the hyacinths. Would love to see an orchid.

Thanks for sharing :)

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786Ayesha (author)2014-03-01

Really beautiful shaz! You should upgrade your photo quality.

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foobear (author)2014-02-28

zomg those are squeetastic!

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shazni (author)foobear2014-02-28

Thanks! Just uploaded a picture of them next to a tape so you will have some idea of the size :-)

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Patrik (author)2014-02-28

Very nice! I'd love to see a picture of them alongside something that can give a better sense of scale. Maybe a picture where you hold the final set of planters in the palm of your hand, or between fingertips?

I can't really tell from the picture whether the whole arrangement is an inch wide, or a foot wide (which I guess is the whole point!)

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shazni (author)Patrik2014-02-28

Thanks! You are so right. So as per your request I took pictures next to a tape. Hope it helps :-)

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lindarose92 (author)2014-02-28

Aaaaaaw I'm going crazy over these!!! They are soooooo cute and really very well done! The only quilled miniature I did was the cake in the 3D card I posted, I can't believe you were able to do all of these! Great job!

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shazni (author)lindarose922014-02-28

Thanks! it was so much fun...I'm tempted to try orchids and other flowers and add to this :-)

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lindarose92 (author)shazni2014-02-28

Can't wait to see them!

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Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2014-02-27

Soooo beautiful! never would have thought you made these out of paper! super work :)

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shazni (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2014-02-28

Thanks... :-)..... was feeling down that it didn't get featured. ...don't know what I'm doing wrong

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lindarose92 (author)shazni2014-02-28

Now it is ;)

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shazni (author)lindarose922014-02-28

yay! Thanks :-) I feel so much better now that my nights weren't a total waste ;-D

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lindarose92 (author)shazni2014-02-28

Doing something that you enjoy is NEVER a waste of time!! :)

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faiza007 (author)2014-02-28

WOW..! these look soo cute..!!!! :)

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sunshiine (author)2014-02-28

These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

sunshiine

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