5 Fun Flower Crafts & Recipes
No matter what kind or color you pick, flowers are beautiful! But instead of just putting them in a vase and admiring them from there, here are 5 creative ways to get the most enjoyment out of your flowers.
1. Flower Lollipops
- powdered sugar
- edible flowers
- lollipop sticks
1.1 Fill a sheet pan with powdered sugar and smooth the surface.
1.2 Use a glass to create indents in the powdered sugar.
1.3 Add a little syrup to each circle, place an edible flower on top, and cover with some more syrup.
1.4 Press a lollipop stick into each syrup circle.
1.5 Let the flower lollipops harden and then enjoy!
2. Paper Mache Flower Lanterns
- wood glue
- paper towels
- pressed flowers
2.1 Blow up a balloon, put it on a bowl, and trace a line on the balloon around the bowl edge with a marker.
2.2 Rip up some paper towels, glue the pieces to the balloon, and wait for them to dry.
2.3 Glue some pressed flowers on the dried paper towels.
2.4 Seal the entire thing with a final layer of paper towels and wait for it to dry.
2.5 Pop the balloon and remove it from the shell.
2.6 Place a tea light in the lantern, light it, and suspend it for a particularly cozy hanging flower lantern.
3. Flower Ice Cubes
- edible flowers
- ice cube tray
Place an edible flower in each chamber of an ice cube tray, fill with water, and freeze. In just a few hours, you can have special ice cubes with a real wow effect!
4. Flower Jewelry
- silicone molds
- small, dried flowers
- epoxy resin
- jewelry screw eyes
- earring hooks
- necklace chains
4.1 Divide the small flowers between silicone molds and cover with epoxy resin. Let the resin harden and then remove the "gems" from the mold.
4.2 Heat the tip of a needle and carefully poke the end of each gem.
4.3 Carefully screw a jewelry screw eye into each hole.
4.4 Now you can either attach earring hooks to the screw eyes for earrings, or...
... place the screw eyes around a chain for a necklace.
5. Rose Cheesecake
- pink jello
- edible rose petals
Prepare the jello and pour it over the entire cake. Gently push in the rose petals, pour the rest of the jello over the petals so that they are completely covered, and let the jello completely set before serving.
Aren't these 5 ideas blooming with charm? You can either treat yourself with these crafts or hand them out as gifts. Everyone will love receiving flowers that aren't the same old boring bouquet!