Wednesday

Craspedia Flower DIY

Craspedias are easily my most favored flower. They were the main flower at our wedding and I couldn't imagine not having them flourish our special day. When I was looking to order Craspedias, I couldn't find fake ones ANYwhere online, and they weren't in any flower shops near our home town. I ended up ordering them from a lovely company (if you want to stress yourself before your wedding, order mail in flowers..oy). Thankfully, they arrived right on time and beautiful as could be. However, sometimes I really just want a vase of them without having to order a large bulk. This is where this sweet DIY comes in...
Supplies: Styrofoam balls, mustard yellow paint, floral stems
Pantry Supplies: Scissors/or wire cutters, paint brush.

Take the Styrofoam and stick the floral stems in securely. Paint them yellow and let them dry! Add something pretty, such as feathers, and place them in a mason jar. This DIY makes a pretty statement center piece, perfect for spring.

It's projects such as this that give me the substantial hope and desire that spring will come early this time around. We've had sweet teasers of 60 degrees a few times this week, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Warm weather is a guaranteed dose of creativity and inspiration. Once those sunny days hit, I can't help but feel this itch inside me to create. What sparks your creative streak?

Hope your week is turning into all things lovely.
Sincerely,
Kinsey

32 comments:

  1. great DIY! so fun and adorable!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  2. This is precious! And looks so easy..perfect for spring!

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  3. Love! They look jut like the real thing!

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  4. Where do you come up with all of these amazing DIY?! Your brain?! I like your brain! :)

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  5. Absolutely love this DIY! Definitely giving it a try!
    (unintentional rhyme!) :)

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  6. i like it , very niсe idea <333

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  7. Fantastic, i love the feather-flower idea!

    (New blog needing some love and support: http://inwhirlofinspiration.blogspot.com)

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  8. These are adorable!!!
    I will definitely try this.

    Have a great end of the week! :)

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  9. I adore yellow, especially in these cold months. Like you say, it's like a ray of sun shining through the grim and dismal cold. I can't wait for summer, sundresses and sandals. Oh! The sandals! This DIY is so sweet and would look great year-round! It's a non girly and non-traditional flower too!

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  10. Waw! It so original and wonderfully!))

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  11. These are so lovely! I the feathers mixed in with the flowers! How cute :)
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com

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  12. oooh! these are wonderful! i love them!!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  13. I've been meaning to make things like this for my room! Brilliant, Thanks so much
    :)

    http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/02/mid-week-musings.html

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  14. so cute<3
    http://fancycuteness.blogspot.com

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  15. I absolutely love this DIY! I'm getting married in May and this would go perfect with our decor. I may just use this :)

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  16. This is just beautiful - rustic and elegant at the same time. Gorgeous!

    acleanercloset.blogspot.com

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  17. Such a great idea! And I love that you put them in a jar with feathers.

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  18. Such a fun DIY, Love it! So glad I just found your cute blog, and I totally just spent entirely too much time stalking through your archives :-)

    xoxo
    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  19. These are so fun! I've always referred to these as Billy Balls and am thinking of using them in my centerpieces too ;)

    ps. I'm hosting a lovely giveaway on my blog! http://victorypaperdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-mymemories-digital.html

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  20. i tried these this weekend, and they came out beautifully! i love them!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  21. I love craspedia too! I had them in my wedding. I put some from my wedding in a mason jar + they dried + still look the same. I couldn't believe that. This is a great DIY! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. This is perfect for a photo shoot I am about to do and wouldn't have thought about it myself, so thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  23. These are super cute. What a great idea.

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  24. These are super cute. What a great idea.

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  25. Wow! This is so easy and I never thought about it. Like you, I searched and searched to find fake craspedia in stores and online. Now, I'll take a page out of your book-or blog, as is the case- and make them myself. Thanks for posting.


    DIYinDesign.wordpress.com

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  26. Been searching for fake or cheap dried out craspedia flowers all day! Going to try and make these tonight thanks to you saved money and time! Thanks for posting your great idea!

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  27. Been looking where to get fake craspedia flowers all day! Now I get to try this out and it saves money. Could I ask now where you got such nice looking feathers? Thank-you for posting this idea!

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  28. where did you order the craspedia balls from? im looking for them for my wedding in the end of september. i cant find anything... are they all real? im scared i will order them and they will die before my wedding. if you have an answer for me, can you please email me at ammeggison@yahoo.com

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