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Wrap Your Scale Miniature Corn Cobs with Raffia or Paper Leaves
A two inch piece of raffia wrapped around cotton fibers to form a scale miniature corn cob.

Wrap a pointed piece of raffia around shaped cotton fibers to form a dolls house scale corn cob for a corn stalk.

Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

To wrap your miniature corn cobs in leaves, take a one and one quarter inch piece of 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide raffia and trim it so that it has a narrow pointed tip on one end (see photo0. In other scales use a size that represents 1 foot, plus 1/4 inch for handling.

Lay the cotton batting form down from the pointed tip of the raffia as shown in the photo. Dab a bit of glue on the pointed end of the cotton, and also near the base.

Twist the pointed end of the raffia slightly at the tip of the corn cob (one half turn is enough).

Twist the raffia at the round end of the corn cob to form a 1/4 inch stem. Don't worry about the way it looks just yet.

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