Wish Flowers

I have flowers on the brain so that must mean Spring is around the corner. I also love adding color to my home and flowers are the perfect way to do that. The problem is I don’t have extra money right now so I thought I would DIY some flowers using supplies I already have. These Wish Flowers are fun and a little retro. They’re sure to remind you of your childhood Summer days.

DIY Wish Flowers

Here’s What You Need to make the Wish Flowers:
20 gauge wire
small styro foam balls
ball straight pins
paint to match pins

flower supplies

Cut the wire 15″ long for each flower. Cut the wire shorter if you have a smaller vase. You could also use a little heavier wire if you like, I used what I had. Poke the wire a little over half way through each styro foam ball. Paint each ball the desired color. Use a generous amount of paint to get in all the crevices. I used paint I already had and did the best I could to match the pin heads. They came out pretty close to what I wanted. You can mix the paint to get a closer color if you need too. 

paint flowers

Once they’re painted I let them dry over night. They take a while to dry since the paint is pretty thick. I love the texture and how they look fuzzy once they’re painted.

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Start pushing the pins into the foam balls in a rather random way. I have a hard time being random so I’m working on that. I used however many pins I had of each color so the number varies.

add pins

They’re kind of fun don’t you think? Yeah, a bit unusual and maybe a little satellite-ish with a kind of  mid-century feel, but I like them.

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Since I’ve been in a bit of a decorating funk lately I didn’t have a dining table centerpiece, so that’s where the flowers ended up. Who needs fresh flowers when you can make them out of odd things around the house? I actually love fresh flowers but I have to admit these are making me smile.

flower centerpiece

How awesome is this picture where they almost look like real wish flowers. Sometimes bad lighting makes really cool pictures.

flower shadows

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Wish Flowers

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{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Elizabeth @ Pineapples and Polka Dots February 26, 2015, 8:49 am

    These are adorable! I love the pops of color you’ve been adding to your home. I am trying to do the same thing! We have a lot of wooden tone and neutral furniture, and also neutral walls and floors, so I am really trying to add more color as spring comes! Thanks for sharing your colorful projects!

  • Mari February 26, 2015, 8:53 am

    Leanne this is soooooo adorable! What a great way to add color and cheer up a room indeed!!!!
    I am always looking for inexpensive ways to update my seasonal decor, thanks for great share!!!

  • pickthecoupon March 2, 2022, 2:09 am

    These are very cute! I adore the splashes of colour you’ve introduced into your home. I’m attempting to do the same! We have a lot of timber tone and neutral furniture, as well as neutral walls and floors, so I’m attempting to include more colour as spring approaches! Thank you for sharing your bright ideas!

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