Hey there!! I’m so glad you stopped by today. I have the easiest (and cheapest) DIY for you. Have you seen handmade gorgeous plaster flowers? I decided to try my own DIY and they turned out beautiful! The best part is, you can use dollar store flowers for this plaster of paris craft.
DIY Plaster Flowers
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What you need for plaster flowers:
- Plaster of Paris (you can find this at your local hardware store or craft store)
- Flowers to dip (My favorite were white roses from the dollar tree, I only needed to dip them once and they have a beautiful shape.)
- Plastic container/spoon and wax paper.
Move quickly so the plaster won’t harden during your project.
- Step one: Remove the stems and leaves from your flowers and lay out sheets of wax paper for drying.
- Step two: Mix some cold water with your plaster powder (use the recommended water/plaster ratio on the package). Stir until the lumps are out and it’s about yogurt consistency.
- Step three: Dip your flower, twirl it around, and completely cover it. Shake off access plaster while you are holding it inside the container. Dip again if you need more coverage.
- Step four: Lay it out to dry on the wax paper. Spread or shape the petals if you need to.
They will dry fairly quick and then you can use them! Style them in a bowl, glue them to the backing of a frame for 3D art, or display one or two on a stack of books. You could also cover a lamp base, napkin rings, or vase!
Don’t you love a good dollar store DIY? If you are looking for more ideas. Here are some of my favorite ideas.
Leave me a comment and let me know which one is your favorite or what you have been working on lately. I would love to hear from you!!