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Because nothing says “casual mid-century party” to me as much as Chex Mix does, I had to have a bowl of it in the rec room.  (OK, actually, my grandparents used to serve Ruffles potato chips and dip made from Lipton onion soup mix at their special home-movie viewing nights, but there is no way I am making crinkled potato chips in half scale.)  The “Chex” were made by painting a small piece of fine lawn handkerchief with yellow (Folk Art Sunflower) and brown (Folk Art Nutmeg) paint, slightly watered down.  When it was dry, I cut it into small squares, approximately 3-4 threads square.  The pretzels are fine brown floral wire, “salted” with some sand and snipped into short lengths.  The peanuts are painted microbeads. I had to mix brown, yellow and flat white Testors to get a decent peanut color.  It’s all been glued together with a little matte ModgePodge, to keep it from spilling out.  The bowl is a bead cap.

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Thanks for including the how-to! A dear miniaturist friend who recently suffered a devastating loss is the Queen of Chexmix. She makes a batch to eat in the car on long trips as well as bringing it to pot-luck gatherings. When I get sorted out, I'm going to make a batch for one of her doll houses. I'll have to upsize it to 1:12, but that shouldn't be a big problem. I'm in awe of your 1:24 original! :) 

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1 hour ago, KathieB said:

I'll have to upsize it to 1:12, but that shouldn't be a big problem. I'm in awe of your 1:24 original!

Thanks!  I hope it works well for you.  You just want a fabric with a fairly loose weave.  I'm sure your friend will love it!   How fun!

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I am always amazed at the extent of creativity and imagination that everyone has to come up with these ideas.  The chex mix looks great.  

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The detail on your Chex mix is amazing! And all in a bead cap! :eek: You have the patience of a saint.. :)

 

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