DIY on Display- May Blogger Link Up: Now Blooming

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We’re hosting a Blogger Link Up!

Welcome to our second Monthly Blogger Link Up!

Here’s how it works:
1. Link up one blog post DIY related. (No Etsy Stores or other Link Ups please!)
2. Link to your specific post – not your main blog URL.
3. Check out our April Showers Display tutorial.
4. Link up your blog below!
5. Link back to our Blog in your post, please!

Materials

  • Plastic Cups
  • Cement
  • Approx. 5″ wide stucco corner
  • Approx. 20-gauge tie wire
  • Gloves and wire cutters
  • Tape, glue (or spray glue), and scissors
  • Tissue Paper
  • Zip Ties

Step 1. Decide on how many flowers you would like to create. Make and pour cement into the corresponding number of plastic cups. Set aside and let harden.

Step 2. Purchase stucco corner (sturdy wire) from your local hardware store. Cut the wire into desired stem lengths. I varied each stem from approximately 4 to 7 feet high. I recommend wearing your gloves for this part! Use the cement cups as a base and mold the wire into stems. Put several layers of tape around the base and around the entire stem for a smooth surface. I taped thicker paper around the entire stem to give it extra support. This worked great, especially for the taller stems!

Step 3. Spray glue sheets of tissue paper and glue onto the surface until the entire stem is covered.

Step 4. Now it’s time to make the leaves. Cut the 20-gauge tie wire into desired lengths. Leave extra length at the end to attach the stem later. Twist pieces of wire together to form the leaf base. Cut layers of tissue paper into leaf shapes. Glue the layers together around the wire base.

Step 5. Now you are ready to place your leaves on the stem. Choose desired location and poke the leaves into the stems.

Step 6. The next step is making the flowers. Cut layers of tissue paper into petals of various sizes.

Step 7. Form the smallest petals into a bouquet. Tape the bottom of the bouquet’s stem to keep the layers together. Add the next layer of petals and tape and repeat until you have reached the desired size.

Step 8. For the flower centers, cut circles out of tissue paper, scrunch the edges, and glue two layers together. For the very center, scrunch up pieces of tissue and glue in the center of the tissue.

Step 9. Attach the center of the petals, and your flower should be complete! Use zip ties to attach the flower to the stem. Adjust the stem so your flower is facing the direction you would like.

You’re done!

Submit your DIY project below and don’t forget to link back to our blog! Thanks for sharing!

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