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Materials Needed to Make Miniature Lilies in Dolls House Scale
Glue, scissors, paper punch, paper, wire and other assorted items to make dollhouse scale lilies

Glue, wire cutters, paper, paper punch, embossing tool and wire are the main tools used to make dollhouse scale lilies.

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To Make Miniature Lilies in Dolls House Scales You Will Need:

  • PVA (White) Glue
  • Wire for Stems for 1:12 scale lilies paper wrapped wire #26 or #24 gauge is good, the stem of a lily is fairly thick. You will need pieces of wire approximately 3 inches long or sized to fit in your container.
  • Wire Cutters or kitchen shears that will cut fine wire
  • Embossing Tool or rounded toothpick to shape the petals and leaves of the flowers.
  • Eraser or a foam pad or mouse pad to shape the petals and leaves on.
  • Sharp Curved Scissors to cut small flower parts.
  • Bent Nosed Tweezers
  • Colored Paper in your choice of colors for flowers and green for leaves if you want them on your stems. I use airmail paper or art marker paper and color it with watercolors to get colors closer to those of real plants.
  • Paper Punch Although you can cut the petals and leaves for these plants by hand, it is easier to cut them with either a tear drop shaped punch (for larger flowers) or a daisy style punch (as shown here) for flowers and leaves. Specialized punches for lilies are available from Hanky Panky Crafts who will also sell bags of punched colored petals.
  • Sewing Thread in green, beige or brown to make stamens.
  • Acrylic Paints in green to match your leaves, and yellow or brown for stamens.
  • Also Useful - chalk or chalk pastel to use as pollen in brown or yellow. - watercolor pencils or ink tense pencils to add fine details to your flower petals.

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