April Showers Bring DIY May Flowers

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$3
2 Hours
Easy

My magical fairy forest doesn't get enough sunshine to grow flowers so......

we made some! These would be so cute in an existing garden perhaps towering over a bed of hostas....or in a playroom.... or craft room.... or wherever you want to add some color

Aren't they cute?!

WOOD & STENCIL OR PURCHASE

You could buy your unfinished wood flowers already cut out on etsy, Amazon, or this website I found called 24 Hour Crafts. But I'm one of those lucky ones whose husband likes tinkering in the garage with tools and so all I needed was some wood and a stencil to get going.


The pine wood in the 6 ft length will get me 6 of these flowers at the cost of $1.73 for each unfinished flower measuring about 11".

The stencil is one I found online and printed, traced onto the wood, then he used his bandsaw to cut out the shape and gave it a once over with a sander.

PAINT

Once the unfinished wood flower is in hand give it a wipe with a dry cloth and pick your colors. This is my favorite part and I have tons of colors to choose from. Anything bright and cheery will do!


I like to apply the paint with a cosmetic sponge because it only needs one coat and looks good. I did need to use a skinny paintbrush to get it down between the petals.

ACRYLIC PAINTS & POLYURETHANE

Paint the center of the flower in a contrasting color either freehand or make a stencil like I did.

After the paint is dry you'll want something to seal the paint and wood if yours is going outside. It's May and we're still getting lots of rain so I sealed mine with some leftover polyurethane I had.

FLOWER STEMS!

Brooms from the Dollar Tree make great stems when you use the ones that have hollow metal handles! Just unscrew the broom head (save it for future sweeping!) and slide the handle off.

ATTACH BROOM HANDLE

Using brackets and wood screws attach a broom handle to the back of the flower with the open end on the bottom.

HAMMER IN REBAR

To display outdoors hammer a 3 ft length of rebar into the ground then slide the open end of the broom handle onto the rebar.

ENJOY THE FLOWERS!

I put my flowers in groups of 3 and love the color it adds to our fun little space here!


I did consider spray painting the flower "stems" green but haven't yet. Do you think it would add to the look or not?

My granddaughter is one of my best helpers!

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  • Maude  LaFountain Maude LaFountain on May 23, 2021

    How cute are those ?...I love those !! Great job ...I need to go to the Dollar Store and get some brooms and brackets ....I want to make some for the end of my LONG DRIVEWAY......thanks for sharing this project !!!


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  • Cherry Cherry on May 24, 2022

    Absolutely love this, my sister has the machine, so will have her do this!!!! Great idea!!! 🍒

  • Diana Rabbits Diana Rabbits on May 31, 2022

    Oh what a neat idea, I’m so going to do this! Thanks for sharing 🌺

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