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Tip suggests using stem from a bunch of grapes and cotton balls to make a tree for a diorama.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1998 (v.88#7) pg. 56

Create realistic hills and valleys by carving extruded polystyrene and covering with dirt, ground foam, etc.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 2001 (v.91#12) pg. 60

How to duplicate grass for use in habitat simulations (dioramas) when displaying carved water birds.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1995 (v.42#3) pg. 83

Making the scene. Creative ways to display carved or mounted fish. Part 1. The lily pad setting.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1995 (v.42#6) pg. 55

Getting started in miniature landscaping. Includes making plants from bread dough, making trees, hedges, shrubs, vegetable garden, birdbath, hanging baskets and potted plants.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 12

Build a terraced garden for a miniature English country house.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1981 (v.12#2) pg. 92

Tip tells how to use fine leaves from used tea bags and mulch in miniature landscapes.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Sep 1997 (v.27#9) pg. 70

How to make a decorative trellis for a miniature flower arrangement.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Oct 1997 (v.27#10) pg. 70

Two methods for making leaves from green paper.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Oct 1997 (v.27#10) pg. 70

How to make a miniature tree from stalks of dried flowers.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Oct 1997 (v.27#10) pg. 94

How to make a thumb-sized pot of paper tulips.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Nov 1997 (v.27#11) pg. 94

Tip suggests using bird gravel for small-scale landscaping.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Jan 1998 (v.28#1) pg. 83

Fingerprint flowers. How to make miniature roses from polymer clay.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Feb 1998 (v.28#2) pg. 28

How to make a miniature sansevieria plant.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Feb 1998 (v.28#2) pg. 52

Miniature showcase garden (8"x8") has a center brick walk, a picket fence border and assorted flowers.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Mar 1998 (v.28#3) pg. 33

Tip shows how to create realistic miniature weeds.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Mar 1998 (v.28#3) pg. 72

Tip shows how to make a miniature flower box from a dental floss container.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES May 1998 (v.28#5) pg. 17

How to make a miniature Boston fern from green paper twist ties.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES May 1998 (v.28#5) pg. 42

Dream campsite with stream and trees in 1" scale. Part 1. Constructing the landscaped base.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Jun 1998 (v.28#6) pg. 41

Tip suggests how to make an Oriental style flower arrangement in miniature.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Jul 1998 (v.28#7) pg. 72

Tip shows how to make a tiny topiary for a miniature garden or patio.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Nov 1998 (v.28#11) pg. 73

Make a miniature lattice wall planter filled with arrowhead plant.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Jan 1999 (v.29#1) pg. 64

Flower cart miniature. Use as a miniature garden accessory or miniature toy.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Mar 1999 (v.29#3) pg. 60

Build wooden planters. Decorative cubes to fill with miniature topiaries or other plants.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES May 1999 (v.29#5) pg. 60

Create a broken pot of flowers in miniature.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Jun 1999 (v.29#6) pg. 60

Lush landscaping for a dollhouse. How to make a simple garden strip that suits a dollhouse that opens from the front.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Aug 1999 (v.29#8) pg. 44

Miniature pool (water garden) uses resin water.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Aug 1999 (v.29#8) pg. 56

Tip on making ceiling hooks for miniature hanging planters.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Aug 1999 (v.29#8) pg. 63

Tip on using spices and herbs to simulate vegetation in dioramas.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1989 (v.7#4) pg. 75

Tip on simulating ground (dirt) for a diorama.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1989 (v.7#5) pg. 74

Realistic groundwork for dioramas. How to simulate soil, foliage, mud, snow, etc.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1992 (v.10#1) pg. 54

Modeling trees with string, twine, and rope.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1992 (v.10#1) pg. 58

Creating tall grass and weeds for dioramas.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1992 (v.10#3) pg. 63

Tip on using a vacuum cleaner to help apply "static grass" uniformly to a model diorama.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1996 (v.14#2) pg. 66

Tip on making creeping vines from baling twine.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1996 (v.14#5) pg. 65

Land and sea with Sculpey. Craft-store clay is the ideal material for making realistic groundwork and water.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1996 (v.14#7) pg. 38

Creating realistic trees and foliage from inexpensive, easy-to-find materials.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1997 (v.15#6) pg. 56

Modeling realistic trees from twisted wire, spray putty, artificial foliage material, and glue.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Aug 1991 (v.8#8) pg. 413

Used, dried tea leaves are a good source of material to simulate dirt, grass, etc.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 63

Simulating hedges and hedgerows using nylon scouring pads.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Mar 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 73

Realistic trees. How to form trees from fine wire that is then covered with glue and flock powder to simulate the bark.

Tiny clay planter in the shape of a rabbit holding a heart-shaped container filled with flowers.
NUTSHELL NEWS Mar 1990 (v.20#3) pg. 78

Landscaping tips for a 1/2" scale house.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1990 (v.20#4) pg. 80, 104

Tip on making miniature trees and shrubs from grape stems and shredded foam.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1990 (v.20#4) pg. 102

Tip on using plastic foam as "potting soil" in miniature plant pots.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1990 (v.20#5) pg. 103

An herb garden in miniature.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1990 (v.20#6) pg. 72

Tip on making miniature potted ferns from green grosgrain ribbon.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1990 (v.20#6) pg. 121

Kitchen garden. A fenced-in area includes miniature lettuce, carrots, cauliflower, chives, celery, squash, tomatoes, and beans.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1990 (v.20#8) pg. 102

Miniature iris, daffodils, and lilacs.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1991 (v.21#2) pg. 88, 110

Tip on making a miniature planter from a 35mm film container.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1991 (v.21#6) pg. 109

Growing small. Landscaping and gardening in 1/4" scale.
NUTSHELL NEWS Nov 1991 (v.21#11) pg. 90

Tip on making realistic looking miniature vines.
NUTSHELL NEWS Nov 1991 (v.21#11) pg. 123

Planning and creating the landscape for a miniature house.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1992 (v.22#4) pg. 92

Maple sugaring. An outdoor scene features evaporator, trees, collection buckets, firewood, etc. Part 1.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1992 (v.22#4) pg. 96

Tips on using pencil shavings as grass and flower bed mulch.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1992 (v.22#5) pg. 111

Maple sugaring. Part 2.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1992 (v.22#6) pg. 88

Maple sugaring. Part 3.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jul 1992 (v.22#7) pg. 92

Fanatasy trees are brightly colored. Made by gluing millet to styrofoam cones and then painting.
NUTSHELL NEWS Mar 1993 (v.23#3) pg. 102

An English garden in 1/4" scale. Part 1.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1993 (v.23#6) pg. 72

An English garden in 1/4" scale. Part 2.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jul 1993 (v.23#7) pg. 86

Tip on making fir trees from the brush part of one style of hair curler.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1993 (v.23#8) pg. 103

Rose arbor for your miniature garden.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jan 1994 (v.24#1) pg. 97

A reversible miniature garden changes season in seconds from snowy winter to grassy summer.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1994 (v.24#2) pg. 48

Tip on making miniature house plants using masking tape.
NUTSHELL NEWS Mar 1994 (v.24#3) pg. 98

Build your dollhouse. Part 7. Landscaping. Adding grass, shrubs, flowers, etc.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1994 (v.24#4) pg. 80

Miniature garden scene is modeled in the side of a decorative gift bag.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1994 (v.24#5) pg. 80

Tip on creating topiary bushes from rigid foam.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1994 (v.24#5) pg. 103

Tip shows how to cast miniature patio paving slabs.
NUTSHELL NEWS Mar 1996 (v.26#3) pg. 73

Tip suggests using coffee grounds as landscaping dirt.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1996 (v.26#6) pg. 73

Tip suggests recycling gravel that washes off shingles for use as gravel in miniature landscaping.
NUTSHELL NEWS Sep 1996 (v.26#9) pg. 69

Miniature barrel planter is made from a plastic 35mm film canister.
NUTSHELL NEWS Oct 1996 (v.26#10) pg. 60

Tip shows how to make a miniature trellis from plastic canvas.
NUTSHELL NEWS Dec 1996 (v.26#12) pg. 69

How to modify purchased miniature trees to make them look more realistic.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1997 (v.27#2) pg. 65

A quartet of miniature cacti to make in 1" scale. (1) Pricklypear. (2) Flowering Bishop's Cap. (3) Flowering barrel cactus. (4) Barrel (Old Man) cactus.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1997 (v.27#6) pg. 44

Miniature landscaping made easy. How to create a realistic shoreline scene.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jul 1997 (v.27#7) pg. 46

Use tin foil, sand, and spray adhesive to make space rock substitutes.
SUPER-8 FILMAKER Jan-Feb 1981 (v.9#1) pg. 13

Tip: Dirt clods make simple, realistic moon rocks and asteroids.
SUPER-8 FILMAKER Mar-Apr 1981 (v.9#2) pg. 14