Monday, April 11, 2016

March Madness - making a miniature garden

April 11, 2016

I've been interested in making miniature art pieces lately.  A friend gave me a tea cup and I decided to make a small group of daffodils inside.

I did lots of reading and tried several tutorials.  One good source for making miniature plants is found at

The daffodils made of paper and wire are set in needle felted wool.  There is a small piece of Styrofoam inside so the flowers are secure.  I didn't want to damage the tea cup so I made the insert to be removable.  I like this idea and in my next tea cup I hope I can take advantage of having some 'hidden art' beneath the 'ground'.

Today I'm making my first miniature roses for my next tea cup.

There are two still 2 weeks left to see my pieces in an exhibit in downtown Fredericksburg called Not By The Book.  Please visit Water Street Studio.   Unfortunately, the studio is closing but it is well worth the visit.

More next time!

No comments:

Post a Comment