3 DIY Crafts To Upcycle Your Artificial Flowers
Artificial flowers are a great alternative to real flowers – they last longer and cost quite a bit less! But if you're of the mindset that artificial flowers are a waste of time – or if you think they require a much more advanced DIY spirit than you currently possess to make use of them – these 3 tricks are sure to change your mind.
To get started, you'll need the following supplies:
- artificial flowers
- modeling plaster
- wooden sticks
- rubber gloves
1. Flower Frame
- picture frame
- hot glue gun
- spray paint
1.1 Stir the modeling plaster with water and dip the flowers into the mixture (it's best to wear gloves to avoid making a mess).
1.2 Hang the flowers up to dry.
1.3 Remove the back and glass from the picture frame. Use a hot glue gun to paint the flowers onto the frame and then spray paint the entire thing for a finished look.
2. Flower Napkin Ring
- wooden napkin ring
- hot glue gun
- white spray paint
2.1 Dip the artificial flowers into the paster mixture and let them dry. Then glue a flower to a napkin ring using hot glue. Spray the floral napkin ring with white paint, let it dry, and your elegant table decoration is all ready.
3. Tea Light Holder
- parchment paper
- sheet pan
3.1 Tea light holders are best suited for larger flowers, such as sunflowers. Remove the attached flower bud and dip the petals in the plaster mixture.
3.2 Place the wet flowers on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper to dry.
3.3 Once the flowers have dried, repeats Steps #1 and #2. After they have set, the flowers make a great candle holder for tea lights.
Hopefully we've convinced you that artificial flowers are worth holding on to! And your family and friends will especially love their new homemade gifts.