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Make Realistic Miniature Model Palm Trees from Paper or Fabric and Wire

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Cut the Basic Palm Frond Into A Fringe
A miniature oval tree leaf shape is cut into a fine fringe to make a scale palm frond.

A slightly pointed oval leaf is cut into a fine fringe to make a miniature palm frond.

Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

To shape the miniature palm frond for your model palm, cut it into a basic fine fringe, from the outside edge into the wire centre. Try to cut along the vein lines in the leaf, or the s shaped lines you painted on your basic paper frond. Keep the width of the cuts as equal as possible, and angle them slightly as you go around the end to cut those fringes back towards the wire as well. See the photo for an example

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