If I go too long without doing a flower DIY, I start to twitch a little bit. So, I thought it was about time for another...
Since summer is basically here, I wanted to create something colorful and fun that you can wear to the pool (though I wouldn't wear it in the pool) or to an unconventional dinner party (the wine and donuts kind).
So, I put together a geometric flower bracelet that you can make in almost no time at all. 15 minutes max. Bonus! No one else at the party will have anything like it.
Want to make one? Let's get to it...
Here's what you'll need to make a geometric flower bracelet:
Floral Wire // Floral Tape // Scissors + Wire Cutters // Fresh Flowers (I used Solidago, Delphinium, and Dianthus)
1. Start by cutting a piece of wire slightly longer than the shape you plan to create. I made a triangle, but you could just as easily make a traditional circle shaped bracelet if you prefer.
2. Create the desired shape and twist the ends of the wire together. Cut off any excess wire with wire cutters.
3. Next, start cutting flowers, leaving about 1/2 to an inch of stem, before wrapping floral tape around the stem and wire several times to secure it. I started with Solidago (the yellow filler) to create an even base. Then added in additional flowers.
4. Then, cover over your previous taped flower stem with a new flower using the same process in step #3. Continue this all the way around the wire bracelet until all of the wire is covered. Wear your new bracelet to a dinner party later in the evening or a meal out with friends.
Depending on the flowers that you select, your bracelet will last about 8 hours. You can prolong that timeframe though by placing the finished bracelet in the fridge.
This would be a fun accessory for a wedding too - maybe as an alternative to bridesmaid bouquets or something simple for the flower girl to wear, instead of a floral crown.
Photography by Sarah Eddy // Concept + Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Looking for more DIY flower projects to try? Check out the flowers tag on Paper & Stitch.