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.
Here’s What You Need to make the Wish Flowers:
20 gauge wire
small styro foam balls
ball straight pins
paint to match pins
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How awesome is this picture where they almost look like real wish flowers. Sometimes bad lighting makes really cool pictures.
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