Wednesday

DIY floral stems

I think every room needs a little something from nature to bring the outdoors in.  Unfortunately I am not so good with plants so I stick to things I can't kill, like faux succulents.  The problem with fake faux floral stems is that they normally look cheap and plastic-y.  I love the ones at Pottery Barn, but they will cost you a pretty penny.  They actually inspired this DIY.

A few years ago I was planning a shower for a girl in our church and was trying to keep things as budget friendly as possible.  So, I created some arrangements from sticks and faux dogwood flowers.  They were a hit at the shower and only cost me around $10 for a ton of them.  I took some home and used them as a centerpiece in my dining room for a while.  This is a super old picture, but you get the idea.  You can find the original post here.


So when it was time to update my home tour I used the same idea again.  I picked up some flowers from Michaels, grabbed a glue gun and a few sticks from my yard and 5 minutes later I had floral stems that didn't look quite so fake.  I think the branches are what help them look a little more realistic.    




You can glue pretty much any flower to the branches and they look great!  My wheels are spinning for some branches I can create for fall!

13 comments:

Mrs. DeVore said...

Such a great idea for all of us plant killers!

Mrs. DeVore said...

♥ It's brilliant, gorgeous and so simple. ♥

Mrs. DeVore said...

i have done this with tissue paper for barn decor and it works well adds some color that doesn't need water!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I love this idea - pinned it from you earlier today but didn't even quite realize it was yours! My wheels are spinning for fall now too :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

This is a great idea :) I did that a few years back and I wish I would have kept them. They look great in your space! xo Kristin

Mrs. DeVore said...

Such a smart idea. I love it!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I love those on your dining room table! I did it with fall leaves a couple years ago, the leaves were all on the ground instead of the branches, I picked them up and glued them on! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you, I wish I had held onto those! I did that with leaves one year too, so many possibilities!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you and thanks for the pin! :) I can't believe it's already almost September! Fall will be here before we know it.

Mrs. DeVore said...

That's a great idea too Cassie! I'm all for anything that doesn't need water :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much Julia! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you!

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