Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Miniature Monday: Make an easy Potted Palm House Plant

If you don't have access to laser cut kits, you can make this mini potted palm tree using leaves from the floral section of your craft store.
























The leaves I'm using are 2 1/2 inches long (not including the stem) with bendable wire in the center and I used 8 for this plant.

























This photo and video show how I cut each leaf to look like individual mini leaves. They don't have to be perfect.
























Mute before you watch the video, my dog was barking at the mailman lol.


If you've decided to paint any effects on your leaves, now is a good time.  I didn't paint mine because I was satisfied with the color.  Once you have cut all of the leaves (and painted them), gently bend each. 


Take 2 of your prepared leaves and attach them at the stems with floral tape. I usually wind the tape around 2 to 3 times.

























I add the remaining stems two at a time, and a little lower each time. I also put each set on the opposite side so that the leaves are evenly distributed.
















































If your floral tape is dry, add a tiny bit of tacky glue to keep everything secure.  Winding the floral tape around the assembly creates the trunk.  You can paint this brown using acrylic paint.  I fill a pot with air dry clay and glue the trunk into the center.  You can cover the clay with moss, gravel or treated coffee grounds. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


7 comments:

  1. Hello Ketsia,
    Thank you for the great tutorial. Your plant looks awesome.
    Big hug
    Giac

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  2. Ooh, so clever! I was planning to make some ferns, so that's a great idea. I'll see what leaves work for half scale!

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  3. I Love this idea! It is wonderful to see such good results from the craft store supplies! I should try this one! Thanks for the Tutorial! :)

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  4. This is awesome to the 10th power! I will start making things other than dresses. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea.

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