These posts have been a long time in the making.
If you’re married then you are probably aware of how quickly the cost of a wedding can build up, for our wedding, the biggest way that I saved on expenses was to DIY a few of the decorations. Which included these adorable little flower pots:
The pots themselves were part of the leftover favors from my bridal shower that my mother-in-law hosted for me. The rest of the supplies were things that I already had around my house. However, if there isn’t a mini-Michaels hidden in a cupboard in your kitchen as well, here’s your shopping list:
- Paint (and brush).
- Craft paper.
- Hot glue (and glue gun).
The first thing you need to do is paint your pots! If you get clay pots they will dry very quickly, making this an easy one day craft. Once the paint is dry, wrap your twine and hot glue it into place.
The most complicated part of the whole project is really just making the paper flowers. Make sure your hot glue gun is heating up while you start to cut your paper so that you can apply it where need be. (Example below is not a finished product, I was just trying to show you guys how I made the one pictured above).
From left to right:
- Cut an oval (or circle) out of your craft paper.
- Cut the paper into a spiral.
- Begin to roll the paper up, it does not need to be perfect and you can roll it with the colors inside or out depending on which one you prefer.
- After you’ve tightly rolled up your paper, hold on but gently release your grip so it loosens up and unrolls just a bit.
- Now get your glue gun. You need to secure the paper in the spots which will hold it’s form the best. Look around the outside for “petals” that can be glued together and make sure to also secure the center.
- Fit your paper flowers into your pots and hot glue where they touch each other, but also where they come into contact with the pot.
That’s it! These were so easy and I got a lot of compliments on them on our wedding day. Plus since they’re so little it’s easy to fit one or two into your permanent decor around the house as a subtle reminder of your special day.