DIY miniature roses tutorial


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Learn how to make tiny roses to bring joy and beauty to your dolls house or miniature scene in this easy, step-by-step tutorial by Kati Kainulainen using green silk paper, masking tape and thin wire.

Looking for a simple way to brighten your dolls house? These roses are easy to make using only a few items!

DIY miniature roses project

By Kati Kainulainen.

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You will need

  • Green silk paper
  • Masking tape (2cm wide)
  • Thin wire
  • Scissors
  • Paper glue

Instructions

1. Gather your materials for the roses – thin wire, strip of green silk paper and a masking tape – that’s all you need!

Thin wire, green silk paper and masking tape

2. Cut a 7cm piece of masking tape and fold one-third of the tape over as shown.

Masking tape

3. Keep the folded side up, and twist the tape on itself.

Twisted masking tape in the shape of a rose

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4. Cut a 12cm long piece from thin wire and roll it around the bottom of the flower.

Thin wire rolled around bottom of miniature 'rose'

5. Wrap the ends of wire around itself.

Wrapped thin wire

6. Starting from the flower, roll the green silk paper downwards around the wire, forming a flower stem.

Top tip! You can colour the flowers with light acrylic paint or Indian ink.

Rolled green silk paper to form a 'stem'


Next, learn how to create the perfect shabby chic peony bouquet or get stuck into our miniature garden series!