Thursday, January 26, 2017

Veggie Tutorials


Some of you may recall that for the HBS Creatin' Contest 2016 I made a vegetable garden. I used a combination of kits, loose pre-made vegetables and some good old mini ingenuity. I was contacted by American Miniaturist and asked if they could publish some of the tutorials. I was delighted but I wanted to see, if using only common craft supplies, I could make a vegetable garden all my own. I was able to pull it off using mostly office paper, toothpicks, glue, paint and Mod Podge. I am happy to share the success, so if you've got some basic craft supplies then you can make all of these for yourself!



Rather than putting everything into one gigantic post, I decided to make the How-To's available in .pdf format, as well as have the entire tutorial available as a separate page on the blog. There are six parts to the entire project, including four different vegetables and an easy raised vegetable planter.

To view, download or print the tutorial, use the link below:

How To Grow A 1/12th Garden In Just One Weekend

To see the dedicated blog page see: Easy 1/12 Scale Vegetable Tutorial

The tutorials are intended to publish in the April issue of American Miniaturist. I am super excited and hope the tutorials will be handy!

I was hoping to be finished Tuesday night so that I could start on the flower shop - no such luck. In addition to the tutorials taking a bit longer, my seven year old PC has been randomly shutting down. It is a long and technical story, so I'll just say the new PC arrives tomorrow. And we have a new wireless router. This all means I'll be spending the next few days using some colorful language, pulling my hair out, and in general being intimidated by technology. Flower shop, I'm getting closer my darling! Until then, air kisses...

20 comments:

  1. Ooohhh can't wait to print out your tutorial. My sympathies on the computer troubles.

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Hope you enjoy the tutorials!

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  2. I understand about that computer problem. Believe me. Your veggies came out great so that should make you feel a little better! :-)

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    1. Thank you, grandmommy! It is so great to have an idea turn out pretty well - even when you have to do it over several times! During all of the computer issues, I just kept being grateful for the mini distractions.

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  3. I love the veggie garden! Good luck with the new computer.

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    1. Thanks, Sam! I think we are (gratefully) up and running again!

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  4. Thank you for posting the veggie tutorials. It's something I've never tried but will be on my (ever expanding) to-do list. Enjoy installing your new pc :0P

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    1. Thanks, Pepper! I "mostly" enjoyed getting it operational because I kept reminding myself that when it was finished I could actually surf and shop without all the crashing and restarting! Phew!

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  5. Thank you for these very practical veggie tutorials.
    hugs, Drora

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    1. Thanks, Drora! If you will email me with your address, I would love to send you some crepe paper for the lettuce! jodihippler(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Even though Spring is a few months away there are now plans for a miniature garden...thank you for the great tutorials on making a planter and the vegetables that will grow there! Best of luck with the new computer installation...it truly can be a test of patience and perseverance! Cheers, Alayne

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    1. I'm so happy that you will find them useful, Alayne! Email me your address and I will also send out some crepe paper for the lettuce! jodihippler(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. What fun! These look amazing. Thanks for this. I *love* seeing how creative folk approach problem solving :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! It really is fun to puzzle mini items out. So satisfying!

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  8. Muy buenos los tutoriales. El huerto está estupendo.

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    1. Gracias Isabel! Fue divertido de configurar!

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  9. Wow such a detailed project! Thank for putting this together :) I love the crepe red and green lettuces. You did a great job explaining all the steps too. So cool that American Miniaturist is featuring this!
    I hope all goes well with the new computer - exciting but always a bit terrifying starting new!

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    1. Thanks. Kristine! The lettuce is so fun to see come together!

      Thank goodness the computer transfer and set up went pretty smoothly considering the amount of files amd programs to contend with. I hope not to have to do this again for another seven years!

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  10. Hello Jodi,
    Thank you for taking the time to make the tutorials. they are so helpful. especially when the end result is so beautiful and realistic! I am sorry you had computer problems, but, having read your next post, I'm glad the new one is making your life easier and faster.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thanks, Giac! It is so much fun to try out an idea and have it work!

      The computer was showing signs of trouble for a while, so like all things, in the end it worked out perfectly!

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