DIY Flowers: When Fresh Is Out Of The Question

DIY Flowers: When Fresh Is Out Of The Question

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 9, 2009

For some people, fresh flowers are almost non-existent during the winter months. Sure, there's the small variety at the grocery store, but during tough economic times, even an extra $10-$20 added to your bill, can feel a bit extreme. So instead of reaching for your wallet, go for your craft scissors and make some of your own! They will still make you cheery and can easily be recycled as adornment onto the next present or gift you have to give! Click through to see some of our favorites!

The sky is the limit when it comes to making your own flowers. You can always start out by ordering a few kits online (or pick them up in stores) to get you started with a few basic techniques, or check out some of the super simple ones we love below!

  • Simple Spiral Roses Tutorial: from Dozi Design. Unlike many paper flowers that require mad folding skills, this simple idea only necessitates the ability to draw a spiral and cut it out.

  • Origami Cherry/Sakura Blossoms: from the Flirty Guide. These flowers turn out beautifully and have step by step origami instructions that you are sure to master after a few tries!

  • Contemporary Pom-Pom Flowers: from Curbly. This simple tutorial will have the vase on your table full in no time. Plus, they're a great way to use up left over bits of yarn!

  • Pomander How To: by Kenziekate. Diy wedding flowers taken to the extreme became a huge internet sensation thanks to the labor of love that went into these displays. Although an exact how-to isn't included, there is instructions on creating the structure and some tips on their amazing process!

  • Watercolor Flowers Tutorial: from Our Fun Life. This process utilizes Japanese rice paper to wick the color through each petal for a natural look. Also great for other handmade items!

  • Crafted Bouquet Tutorial: from Martha Stewart. Not only are the flowers included in the step by step process, but the leaves are as well. Be sure to check it out!

    Additional AT: Handmade Flower Ideas!

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