I love paperwhite flowers! They are so elegant looking, and add such a nice touch over the holidays. Especially when there are no flowers to pick from the garden.
When I was decorating my shed for Christmas, I really wanted to have some paperwhites out there. But that wasn’t an option, because my shed isn’t heated, and they wouldn’t survive. I looked online to purchase some faux ones, but I didn’t want to pay alot. Well, they were more than I wanted to spend, so I made my own! After looking at several pictures of paperwhites, I was on the hunt for supplies. Let me share how easy they are to create.
I started by looking for inexpensive faux flowers in the dollar store. I found these pom pom type flowers. The leaves were perfect! The key is to find greenery that look like onions….long and slender. Tulip leaves are too wide, and I couldn’t find faux daffodils in the dollar store. I looked online for faux scallions, because they would have worked, but they were way too expensive for me. The pom pom type flowers were perfect! I had the sprig of small white flowers in my stash already.
I removed the flower heads from the long slender stems. I bent that little wire end over. (If you study paperwhites, they grow from the side of the top of the plant)
Next, I removed a white flower from the sprig. These particular flowers were full, with three layers. I took the layers apart and put the flower back together, leaving just one layer. I was lucky because these particular flowers had yellow centres already, as paperwhites do! After dabbing a small amount of hot glue on the wire, I placed the flower on. Wrapping a small amount of floral tape over where the flower meets the stem…it cleans it up, and I think makes them look more real.
These particular stems were really long, so I cut the ends off to the length I wanted. I placed floral foam inside a terra cotta pot, and proceeded to pop my flowers in randomly.
I covered the foam with burlap.
The next container I used, I covered the foam with pea gravel. Some little pine cones would be cute, or even moss!
That is it!! These are so easy to create! I hope you give these easy flowers a try, and if you do, let me know! Tag me on Instagram, or Facebook!
Thank you so much for stopping by! And happy crafting!
The flowers are amazing!!!! I had no idea how you made them. WOW! Coconut and Nutmeg add the perfect accents. Love Mom. xoxoxo
Thanks Mom! xo
great idea…yours look so life like
Thanks so much!
Perfect addition for your shed!!! And Coconut looks majestic as usual 😀.
Thanks Lynnie! xo