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Polymer Lily for American Girl Mini or Barbie

I have the sweetest neighbor; Miss M is 9 years old and received a beautiful Barbie house last Christmas. Her house features a large front porch and Miss M thought it could use a bit of greenery. She asked me to make hanging flower pots with roses and Lilies. I was pleased to oblige. After seeing how fun and easy the lilies are to make and how cute they turned out, I decided to share with you. These are just the right size for Barbie, Monster High, American Girl Minis and other 1/6 to 1/9 scale dolls.
You will need:
*Polymer Clay in White and Yellow
*Green Wire
*Wire Cutters
*A tiny heart shaped cutter, about 1.5 cm wide
*Something to roll your polymer out with. A smooth glass jar works if you don’t have a rolling tool
*Craft baking sheet.
If you want to put your lilies in a flower pot, you will also need paint, air-dry clay, and a communion cup or similar “pot”
Condition each color of your polymer by kneading it until it is pliable and soft.

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Roll the yellow polymer into a long thin snake, it should be about 3-4 mm wide. Cut the yellow snake into cylinders about 5mm long.

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Roll the white polymer out flat and thin, I use a pasta roller on 3. It should about 2-4 mm thick.

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Cut hearts out of the white polymer.

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Carefully remove the extra polymer and loosen the hearts from the surface. I use my blade to do this, you can just use your fingers if you are careful.

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Take your wire and cut it into lengths about 5-7 cm long. You need one wire for each flower.

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Bend the tip of the wire over to create a loop. The loop helps secure the flower so it doesn’t fall off the wire later.

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Gently push the loop of wire into one of the yellow polymer cylinders.
Roll it between your fingers to cover the wire loop and smooth the polymer. This is going to be the Spadix, or center.

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Pick up one heart and gently pinch the tip to elongate it a bit.

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Place the Spadix on the heart as shown. The heart will form the Spathe or petal of your lily.

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Roll the petal around the center.

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Roll some tightly and others loosely. You can roll a few very tight to make buds.

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Pinch and roll the bottom firmly around the wire so it won’t come apart later.

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Adjust the petal if you want to. Make as many as you want and bake according to package directions.

If you want to put them in a pot, push some air-dry clay into the pot and push the stems in. I cut leaves out of nylon from a larger fake plant and sprayed them with fray-check. If you don’t have fray-check, you can smooth a bit of white glue along the edges to keep the fabric from unraveling. After they dry, glue them into place. When the clay dries, you can gently bend the stems to improve your arrangement.

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