Miniatures are taking the arts and crafts industry by storm, and this diminutive bouquet designed for dolls like American Girl dolls, are a popular project for paper crafters. It’s not hard at all to create tiny recreations of real life items like this bouquet of tiny pink roses. Aren’t they sweet with their blend of open flowers and tiny buds? We’ve provided step by step instructions for you to create your very own version of this mini flower bouquet for yourself; and maybe one for a friend!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Rose Buds, 15mm, Pink (2 packages)
- Helena Roses, Pink (1 package)
- Leaves, Design 2 (2 packs)
- Satin Ribbon Trims, Pink
- Washi Tape
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Step 1: Gather your materials and remove from packaging. Arrange three rose buds as shown and twist the stems together to hold them in place.
Step 2: Add two of the large roses at the top, as shown.
Step 3: Add leaves, using the wire stems of the flowers to hold in place.
Step 4: Continue adding flowers, keeping the general arrangement in mind. Ensure that the arrangement is symmetrical and even in silhouette.
Step 5: Add additional leaves and use washi tape to secure the arrangement together.
Step 6: Run a bead of hot glue onto the washi as shown, then wrap with the wide ribbon. Ruffle it around the base of the arrangement using hot glue to secure each ruffle.
Step 7: Using the medium ribbon, hand tie french knots from the base of the bouquet to the top. The method for how to tie a french knot is demonstrated in the images below.
Step 9: Trim the narrow dotted ribbon into various lengths and knot. Trim the ends and adhere to the base of the bouquet at the center, as shown.
Step 10: Bend the stems up and under the ribbon, then glue in place to protect your hands from any sharp ends protruding from the arrangement.
The completed bouquet is bursting with beautiful pink rose blooms and buds, and whimsical green leaves. This little beauty is ready for pretend play with your favorite American Girl Dolls, and also makes a lovely gift embellishment for a friend or loved one. Add a pin back to the reverse side for a wearable paper flower corsage, or, add a magnet for instant darling refrigerator decor.
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As always, remember to celebrate everything!