If you’re looking for a more subtle Easter DIY, try this simple, ‘flower basket’ project using a couple of materials you probably already have around the house, plus two kind of flowers…
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own… a few candle votives (mine are from CB2) // wood glue or craft glue scissors // green dianthus (this is the stuff that looks like grass) // ranunculus // and veneer edging strips from Amazon
Here’s how to make mini Easter floral arrangements three ways…
1) For simple florals: Fill votive halfway with water. Cut one stem of green dianthus down so that the stem is short enough to fit in the votive. Add ranunculus. Done.
2) To make a ‘flower basket’… Cut two pieces of veneer to about 7 inches in length each (length will vary depending on size of your votive). Glue the two pieces of veneer together so that it looks finished on both sides (there is an ‘ugly’ side to the veneer edging, so you’ll want to hide it by doing this). Once dry, attach to inside of votive to create a basket handle. Clamp if necessary while handle is drying. Wait for glue to fully dry, then add water, along with green dianthus and ranunculus.
For a more kid-friendly approach, you can skip the flowers and fill the ‘basket’ with candy and other treats. Adding washi tape to the outside of the votive would make it more playful and kid-approved as well.
3) Don’t feel like making a basket? No worries. You can still make this mini floral arrangement look Easter-y. Just fill halfway with water, cut down a stem of green dianthus, and add Easter candy or miniature figurines as a decoration.
NOTE: If you use candy, do not eat it when you’re done displaying (to be on the safe side). Dianthus is a type of carnation, which means it is (mildly) poisonous to cats, dogs, and humans if ingested.
Concept, photos, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
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