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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Back to the Future...

One of the first plants that I learned to make in miniature was a Parlor Palm.

All you need is covered wire, green floral tape, white glue and scissors. (That's for the leaf part).

I will do the leaves today and the trunk and pot tomorrow.

First you cut about ten, three to four inch pieces of the wire.

Then about two to three inches of the floral tape. 

This is not an exact science.  You fold the tape in half over the tip of the wire, with a vein of white glue running down the middle.

Then you start cutting the leaves.  I usually start at the bottom and work towards the tip(Center) leaf.
It doesn't have to be exact or pretty.  Just as long as you make it semi even on both edges.

You can see in this photo, I cut in to the middle and then cut a diagonal on the end.  That way each leaf will be pointed.

When you have nine or ten of the fronds, you gather them up in a bunch and fan them around in a circle. 

This is what it should look like. 

You can make some smaller ones to go in the center if you want to be realistic.  That part is up to you.

You simply cut everything shorter and a bit smaller for that part.

I am going back now and finish the plant and start hunting for something to make a trunk from. 

There used to be brown floral tape that we used.  I haven't seen that for years.  I may have to either paint some white or go to Walmart and search for something else as a substitute.

Anyway, April and Amare are coming in just a little while, so I can't finish it today.

See you tomorrow.


elizabeth s said...

I like how you have made your palm fronds, Casey. :)

mcddiss said...

hacer esas plantas no requiere mucho trabajo y da muy buen resultado , son geniales