Scrap Mini Plants
23 STEPS
Lets get wierd!
Gather scrap felt, yarn, thick paper and paints. Don't forget a glue gun and scissors!
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Start by drawing lines dividing your cardstock into narrow strips approx. 1 in. long.
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Now paint a background layer on each strip and let dry. These are going to be your pots!
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Finish painting patterns on your strips. You can use any art medium you prefer!
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Now cut your strips apart.
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Finish cutting the strips a - perfection not needed but longer scissors might be :/
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Then trim up the edges as needed. The final width can vary.
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You're ready to shape them into pots (now is a great time to heat up the glue gun)!
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First, we'll make a circular pot. Form strip into circle and hot glue overlapping edges to hold.
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For a square pot, fold ~1/2 in. over 4 times, trim off end. Overlap two sides to glue into place.
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A triangulr pot is the same, but this time you'll only fold over 3 times.
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Finish shaping and glueing the rest of your pots.
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Ready to make the plants?!
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Trim your felt, or fabric, into ~1 in. wide x 3-6 in. long strips.
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Now trim one edge of each strip into a freehand leaf shape.
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More leaf shape ideas!
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Now let's switch to yarn plants. Cut ~6 pieces ~4in. long.
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Feel free to mix colors. After cutting, tie them together in the middle with a knot.
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To assemble yarn plants, fold in half, glue around widest part of the knot, and insert into pot.
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For felt plants, glue along the long edge, roll, and glue around outside before placing into pot.
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For the final touch, trim yarn plants to shape them if they are a little long.
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Now take a momemt to admire your creations!
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And enjoy!
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