If the world were a cupcake, flowers would be its sprinkles. They are the icing on the cake, the cherry on top, the pockets in the perfect dress. We could live without them…but would we want to? Flowers take an already beautiful Earth and add just the right amount of sweetness, color, vibrancy, and joy. We are floral junkies here and have dedicated much time and energy into coming up with various ways to incorporate them into our lives. We’ve put together eight projects to make with fresh flowers that you can make at home!
Real flower DIY projects
Flowers are the perfect summer addition to literally anything (or at least in our humble opinion). Pin them to your favorite top, braid them into your hair, or even paste them onto a serving tray to add a bit of texture and color to a commonplace household item. We’ve compiled 8 projects you can make with fresh flowers. Think DIY projects to help you incorporate more flowers into your summer activities and decor! You can also see some beautiful floral inspiration here!
1. 3 ways to press flowers
Pressed flowers are not only great keepsakes but they’re also a fun way to dress up a wall or another DIY project! There are various methods for pressing flowers and you may have better luck with one than another, so we’ve included our 3 favorite flower pressing methods for you to try out and decide which one works best for you.
2. Flower pounding
If you’re wanting to make a more compact and unique item with your favorite flowers, take a look at this fun flower-pounding project! Gather some of your favorite flowers and then hammer them into a piece of watercolor paper or a tea towel to keep a bit of spring with you year-round. We added on some embroidery to give it extra hmphf.
3. Adding dried flowers to Easter eggs (and everything else)
We elevated our Easter egg game by adding pressed flowers to dyed eggs and fell in love with the result! Although we have a while until it’s egg decorating season again, the combination of pressed flowers and mod podge is a powerful one with endless possibilities! You can mod-lodge some dried flowers onto paper to create a card or frame-worthy wall art, add them to plates and create a flowery table set, or even paste them onto a clear phone case. The possibilities are endless!
4. Dried flower wreath
Seasonal wreaths are the best because they somehow make every day feel like a holiday, and isn’t every day worth celebrating? As we head into summer this dried flower wreath is a fun and whimsical addition to any summer decor!
5. Grocery store flower bouquet
Learning how to make your own bouquets is a gamechanger. Check out this post to get tips on how to transform grocery store flowers into a beautifully curated bouquet! This saves you mega bucks while also bringing a touch of individuality to your floral pieces and is easier than you might think.
6. Pressed flower tray
Flowers make everything cuter–especially a plain ol’ serving tray. Also it’s super easy to do, an added perk! Press your favorite flowers and get ready to fall in love with this DIY pressed flower tray.
7. Cyano sun prints made from fresh flowers
They say magic isn’t real but then how do you explain cyanotype paper? Okay, science I guess, but the process largely goes over my head and it might as well be magic to me. Arrange some flowers on a sheet of cyanotype paper and let the sun work its magic to create your one-of-a-kind cyano sun prints!
8. DIY fresh floral bridal bouquet
With summer comes wedding season and bouquets galore! Flowers can be a hefty wedding expense, but you can be a bit nicer to your wallet by learning how to make your own bouquets. With the tips and tricks discussed here, your wedding bouquets will be looking so good you’ll have people booking you as their wedding florist.
Renowned poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.” Isn’t that the truth? Flowers don’t feed the masses, fix our cars, or help pay our bills, but flowers DO remind us in the hustle and bustle and hurry of life to stop and take a moment to breathe. Flowers invite us to pay attention and remind us there is so much beauty to see if we only take the time to acknowledge it. We hope you find the perfect flower project for your summer and that it sparks joy in your life and home! Happy creating!