How to Make Miniature Arch Doorways

by Linda Shepard
You can make a miniature arch doorway for a miniature garden.

You can make a miniature arch doorway for a miniature garden.

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A miniature arched doorway could provide the perfect entrance to a crafted fairy garden. This charming natural archway is made of a flexible willow branch that is secured with polymer clay. Look for a thin branch that will meet the proportion of the miniature doorway. Polymer clay, found at craft stores, is hardened in the oven and will provide a perfect base for the arched doorway. Making miniature arched doorways could be a craft project at a fairy-themed birthday party.

Items you will need

  • 1 package brown polymer clay
  • 8-inch willow branch with the diameter of a pencil
  • Cookie sheet
  • Oven
  • Epoxy glue
  • Small silk flowers
Step 1

Roll the clay into a snake that is 2-inches wide and 4-inches long. Flatten the snake to the thickness of 1 inch.

Step 2

Bend the willow branch into a half circle, and insert the ends of the branch in the ends of the flattened clay snake to make depressions. Remove the willow branch.

Step 3

Place the clay on a cookie sheet in a 175 F oven for 20 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet, and let the clay cool for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Glue the ends of the willow branch in the depressions with the epoxy glue.

Step 5

Attach the small silk flowers to the arched doorway with the epoxy glue.


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About the Author

Linda Shepard has been staff writer for "C & G Newspapers" for over 10 years, covering local government and crime and serving as the newspaper's food writer. She has written for "Michigan Meetings Magazine" and is also the owner of, an online business of self-guided walking tours.

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