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Old 22-09-2016, 07:11 PM
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Here's the flowers my friend made. They are in tiny vase but could look good in a garden border.
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Old 23-09-2016, 09:08 AM
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had forgotten all about flower soft.....or have seen embossing powder used....something like this could be used as "fillers" to keep the cost down...with just a few of the more expensive flowers
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Old 23-09-2016, 10:31 AM
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Just checked and I can get flowersoft. I don't really get how it works. . .
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Old 23-09-2016, 11:44 AM
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hi very simply just dip wire, cotton buds etc in glue then in flower soft......I have been trying to copy a picture I have on here but no luck but if you look a thread




Just for you....Floral.....the empire expands and look at comment 26/02/14 found on page 6 there are pics of shelves with flowers the ball type ones (suppose to be ornamental onion alliums) are flower soft and nail beads the stick type ones are flower soft
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Old 23-09-2016, 12:47 PM
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It comes in a little plastic box and it's packed in tight. When you open and separate it you won't believe how much there is in such a small box. You can also get multi coloured, which was what my friend used. Use pva and dip in your wire, then dip into flowersoft. When it's dry you can repeat to build it up til you get the flowers as you want them. Sounds like a good suggestion to use as a filler between other flowers in your border.
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Old 23-09-2016, 08:34 PM
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they look great,nice friend!
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Thanks Su. Yes she is a good friend. She lives in a small flat and had no room for a dolls house but would love one. Whenever I mention trying to make something mini she always offers to have a go.
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Old 24-09-2016, 11:37 AM
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would a shadow box or roombox be small enough to store or a bookcase...or a wooden breadbin...cheap and cheerful...i gave a shadowbox to my aunt which i had started to fill with wallpaper and chimney breast,i had some christmas items that were free over the years and gave them to her,santa,mrs santa,tree,pressies(i don't celebrate things) and she brings it out as a decoration with some battery lights inside....maybe your friend could start with a christmas theme and see if she likes dollshousing...

i had 16 at one time,they stack up well and are only 12''x 12''x9'' depth.....or you can make a feature from old picture frames..keep the glass(optional )and make a narrow or deep box around it and hang it on the wall......4'' ,5'' is ok.



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What a great idea. I will suggest it to her. Or maybe buy her one for Christmas.
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Paws, I am very new to dollhouses but I have just made a greenhouse for besides my dollhouse and found myself in the same dilemma looking for ways to do the plants. I found the following kit at Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When I bought it, it said it was 1:12 scale but it is not. (they have since corrected that description error) Nevertheless, the plants, pots, etc are still usable. (The green house in the amazon link has a door just 3 1/2" in height.)

Most of the plants are cutout from flat paper. I used them as is, but also could enlarge some of the sheets first to make the plants larger. I also used various bottle caps to make some additional pots.

What I appreciated most about the kit were the instructions which taught me how to "make plants." Now, I feel I could expand that and make some on my own as well.

The greenhouse frame itself in the kit, I did not use, but I still felt the rest of the items made it worth it.

I'll take some photos to attach. I'm obviously still in process...

1st photo: greenhouse I made
2nd photo: some stuff for inside, just staging to get an idea. I won't be using that dark wood as floor. Working on a different flooring idea.
3rd photo: some items from the kit. Empty brown pots are toothpaste tube lids spray painted. Seed bottles were purchased separately. Rest is just a few kit items.
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