How To Make Mini Paper Plants: a Teeny Tiny Tutorial!
Looking for a new project to sink your craft knife into? Not only are these teeny tiny paper art pieces ridiculously cute, but they also require very little in the way of materials - so they're a really cost-effective make, too! Check out Carla Bagshaw's latest papercutting tutorial below, and discover step-by-step exactly how to create your own adorable mini paper plants. Why not save up the paper scraps from your bigger papercrafting projects to make these miniature ones?
How to Make Mini Paper Plants Tutorial
Take two terracotta quilling strips and glue the edges together to form one long strip as shown.
Insert the end of the strip into the slotted quilling tool and roll into a tight coil. Glue down the edge to seal it.
Use the end of your quilling tool (or a pencil) and place it on top of the centre of the coil. Using your fingers gently raise the edge of the coil, so that the centre stays down. Don’t pull too hard, or too much.
This forms the plant pot. Next, you will need to coat the inside and the outside with PVA glue and let it dry, to keep it sealed and in place.
While your pot is drying, take a green quilling strip and, using a craft knife, carefully round off the edge. Cut out small oval type shapes from each edge until you form the pattern of a tiny leaf.
Take a piece of wire (about 3cm in length) and bend over the edge. Use a small amount of hot glue on the curved end, and stick it to the leaf. Then use a small bead of hot glue on the other end, and stick it into the plant pot.
Keep forming the leaves and sticking them in until you have a full plant. Once complete, you can go on to create a few more, experimenting with different colours and leaf shapes, to form a gorgeous miniature garden display that doesn't require soil, water or sunlight... and is bound to become a talking point in your home!
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