Not that I’m going outside right now anyway, but the pollen is so awful that if I COULD go out, I’d probably (as @TheMistressT puts it) fall over ded. So instead I made a bunch of paper flowers and plants and created a mini garden to enjoy. I may have lost my mind.
Nearly all of the flowers or plants were made from cardstock or tissue paper, using a few paper punches for some of the leaves and petals.
The flowers in the wooden crate were made with green wool roving and chopped up ground covering for minis. I wrapped the end of some green wire in tissue paper, covered it in glue, then dipped it into this stuff called Flower Soft to create the purple and white flowers in the wheelbarrow. The little tree (also in the wheelbarrow) started out as a mini broom that I cut apart and glued green and orange “underbrush” to the ends, then stuck it in a little planter.
To make the red geraniums on top of the cabinet; add a tiny blob of tissue paper on the end of some wire, punch a bazillion circles with a tiny hole punch, “cup” those circles by rolling the center of each using a stylus, then glue all those bits onto the tissue paper blob…then add leaves punched from a clover shaped paper punch. Paint if interested. Repeat.
The hydrangeas were made almost the same way as the geraniums. I used a tiny ball of styrofoam on the end instead of tissue paper, and the tissue paper flowers were punched from a hydrangea shaped punch, and finally, the leaves are from a small heart punch. If anyone wants a short tute, I’d be happy to make a separate post.
It was nice having a teensy garden that didn’t rely on me keeping it alive, because normally all flowers die in my care. This time, however, the garden was killed by a giant garden troll.
Hey, did anyone spy a wee garden gnome in there?