DIY flower crafts for girls, Mother’s Day, weddings, or??

It’s flower power Friday, with tutorials for a Carnation Topiary and Carnation Pomander. Any girl would love to dress up her room with flowers, and I think these easy, DIY topiary and pomander would be pretty anywhere in the house. And, don’t forget about special occasions, like a bridal shower or wedding. DIY your own centerpieces and décor and you’ll save big bucks walking down the aisle. Mother’s Day is coming up, too — instead of a bouquet, make mom an everlasting topiary or pomander.

Super-easy Carnation Toiary and Carnation Pomander for home decor, weddings and Mother's Day.

Pink & Green Carnation Cone and Pink & Green Pomander by Diane Flowers.

To make the Pink & Green Carnation Cone, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 15” cone (or other size of your choice)
  • Small carnations: Pink, green and white, 25- 30 of each color, about 2-1/4” in diameter
  • Low-temp glue gun (optional)
  • Tools needed: Stem cutters or wire cutters

To make a Pink & Green Carnation Cone:

1. Trim the stems of the small carnations to approximately 2”. Starting at the bottom, insert a row of green carnations around the cone. Repeat, adding a row of pink and then a row of white.

2. Continue alternating the colors and rows of the carnations until the cone is completely covered.

3. If needed, adjust the carnations to fill in any gaps. Optional: Remove stems, add a dab of glue, and insert back into the holes.

To make a Pink & Green Pomander, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 6” ball
  • Medium size carnations: Pink and green, 15 each, about 4” in diameter
  • Low-temp glue gun (optional)
  • Tools needed: Stem cutters or wire cutters

To make a Pink & Green Pomander:

1. Trim the stems of the medium pink and green carnations to approximately 2” and insert them into the sphere of STYROFOAM™ brand foam.  Alternate the colors starting with a row around the center of the sphere. Continue till the foam ball is completely covered.

2. Optional: Remove stems, add a dab of glue, and insert back into the holes.

Ideas for decorating a girl's room that you can make yourself.

Adapt these decorating accessories to your daughter’s, or son’s, favorite colors.

This wraps up the series on ideas for decorating a girl’s bedroom. If you missed any of the projects above, here’s where you’ll find them:

Girl’s Bulletin Board

Girl’s Pencil Cube

Girl’s Message Cube

Girl’s Photo Cube Mobile

Do you see the green pedestal under the Carnation Topiary? It’s a DIY project, too, and it’s made with a cube of STYROFOAM Brand Foam covered in very cool, alligator-texture paper. There are so many ways you could use these Green & Black Gator Cubes throughout the house.

Easy home accent to DIY with textured paper and foam cubes. Endless uses!

Textured papers add intrigue to the Green & Black Deco Cubes.

Before I sign off, I want to remind you about our giveaway this week. Don’t miss it!

Giveaway on CraftsnCoffee.com

You can win the kit of your choice, a collection of genuine STYROFOAM Brand Foam, and a craft apron.

And finally, with flowers on the mind, look what’s blooming in my garden. It’s spring, at last! What’s blooming in your gardens?

spring daffodils blooms at last!

Daffodils – at last!

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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2 Responses to DIY flower crafts for girls, Mother’s Day, weddings, or??

  1. LisaM says:

    More great ideas. Love them all.

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