diy-flowers

Valentine’s Day is here and it’s time to show the one who has your heart just how much you love them! Is your valentine allergic to flowers? Do they despise roses? No fear. We have three fun and easy DIY flower bouquets that are sure to surprise your nontraditional sweetie!

Fabric Flowers

Got a lot of scrap fabric laying around that you want to repurpose? Try out these adorable fabric flowers! They’re super easy to make and are a perfect craft for your little ones because they’re kind of impossible to mess up.

SUPPLIES

  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Strips of fabric – about 2″x 22″ (The smaller the strip, the smaller the flower)
  • Floral stem wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS

  1. Take your strip of fabric and fold it in half. Fold in half again and place a small dab of glue on the end to hold it. The beginning part of your fabric flower dictates how thick it ends up being. The double fold gives you a thinner flower.
  2. Start rolling the fabric to form a small bud.
  3. Once the fabric has been wrapped around about five times, place another dab of glue to secure it.
  4. Now, twisting the fabric away from the center of the flower, keep wrapping around and placing glue every few folds so your flower doesn’t come unraveled.
  5. Once you get to the end of your fabric, place a dab of glue behind your flower and press your leftover fabric onto the back.
  6. Trim up your flower and make sure the petals are even. You can tug on it a little bit here.
  7. Glue your finished fabric flower to the floral stem wire.

Paper Flowers

These paper flowers are super fun to make because of all the different color combinations you can choose from within your cardstock! Since I didn’t have a printer when I made these I free-handed the petals, but I’ve included an adorable template you can print off and use!

SUPPLIES

  • Paper flower template (or draw your own!)
  • Cardstock
  • Green crepe paper
  • Floral stem wire
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wire cutter
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS

  1. Using the template your free hand, draw and cut out your desired pieces for your flower: petals, center, leaves, etc.
  2. Cut slits into the base of the petals upward to the middle.
  3. Add a dab of glue onto one side of the slit of the petal and overlap the the other slit on top, giving the petal a curve. You’ll probably have to press the glue there for a few seconds to get a good hold.
  4. Once all of the petals have been glued, add a dab of glue at the base of one petal and layer another petal on top. Repeat this step until you’ve closed your flower. You can add as many petals and layers as you’d like!
  5. To add strips, cut out thin strips of paper and glue them to the center of the flower.
  6. To make the frilly center, cut out a long, skinny rectangle. Cut slits down one side of the rectangle, making sure not to cut all the way through to the other side. Once it’s cut, roll it up and place a dab a glue at the end to secure it. Glue to the center of the flower.
  7. Measure and cut your stem wire to your desire length. Once your bud is finished, glue it to the floral stem wire.
  8. Using your green crepe paper, cut out leaves and glue to stem wire.

Pom Pom Flowers

Who doesn’t love a fluffy pom pom?! They’re all the rage these days in the DIY world and would make an adorable addition to a handmade bouquet.

SUPPLIES

DIRECTIONS

  1. Using your pom-pom maker, make as many pom-poms as you’d like, varying sizes.
  2. Measure and cut your wooden dowels to your desired heights.
  3. Find the center of your pom pom and place glue around the end of the wooden dowel.
  4. Place the glued dowel into the center of the pom pom.
  5. Fluff up and arrange in a vase!