Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Anthro inspired mantel flowers

A recent trip to Anthropologie and I saw these cute flowers displayed and they were made from Q-tips!! I just knew I wanted to try and make them at home!

Small foam balls
hot glue
wire floral stems

Cut the Q-tips in half. Poke them into the Styrofoam ball. I put a little bit of glue on the half before putting it inside the ball because I have cats and I didn't want little Q-tips all over the apartment. But they do stay in place without glue too.  I loved the aqua color that Anthropologie did, but I like the white ones I did and I also did a few with blue stem Q-tips, I also saw they had pink which would be pretty. Snip the stems off of some fake flowers.  Keep the wire inside the stem. Poke it into the ball. You may want to secure it with a bit of hot glue. I put each flower then in a wine bottle I painted green. I love the colors!