Make This: Easy Easter Flower DIY // 3 Ways


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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Mad cute. RT @papernstitch: Make This: Easy Easter Flower DIY // 3 Ways:

@BuzzFeedDIY | March 6th, 2013 at 11:02 am

So CUTE! Make This: Easy Easter Flower DIY // 3 Ways via @papernstich

@LacyStroess | March 6th, 2013 at 11:09 am

HOooo that is soo lovely!

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silvia | March 6th, 2013 at 11:38 am

Thanks Silvia!

On the subject of flowers…I love your outfit in this post. The floral pants are awesome!


papernstitch | March 6th, 2013 at 11:41 am

Ooooo so cute!! I love ranunculus.
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | March 6th, 2013 at 11:46 am

super cute, teeny-tinies. RT @papernstitch: Make This: Easy Easter Flower DIY // 3 Ways:

@MotherMego | March 6th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Thanks Kel. Ranunculus are my absolute favorite flower…They’re hard to find in Jacksonville, but I tracked ’em down. 🙂

papernstitch | March 6th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Oh, so pretty! RT @papernstitch Make This: Easy Easter Flower DIY // 3 Ways

OhTheLovelyThings (@OhLovelyThings) | March 6th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Oh, so pretty, elegant and subtle!
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Clemence | March 6th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Thank you Clemence. 🙂

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Alexandra Hedin | March 6th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Umm, ADORABLE!!! I love it! That’s all.
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Dusty | March 6th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Thanks Dusty and Alexandra. 🙂 Hope you both have a lovely Easter.

papernstitch | March 6th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Obsessed and jealous at all once 🙂
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Ashley | Sugar & Cloth | March 6th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Haha. I love you Ash.

papernstitch | March 6th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

So adorable – those little veneer handles just make me smile.
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Stephanie @ henry happened | March 6th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

So stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! I am a sucker for anything mini
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Alexis | March 7th, 2013 at 11:51 am

they are cute…..
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@C_Options They’re all done. You can see the finished pieces here 🙂

Brittni Mehlhoff (@papernstitch) | March 11th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Thanks Stephanie, Alexis, and Janika. 🙂 These comments are making me smile.

papernstitch | March 11th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

So cute & simple. Love it!

Susie Jackson | March 15th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

[…] Since spring and Easter go hand-in-hand, we decided to share a project that celebrates both. Today’s Easter idea is by Paper & Stitch, a DIY blogger who shows us how to make an tiny flower baskets out of votives. […]

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