If you’re trying to make a statement with your outfit, try something floral! Maybe you’re thinking about the great Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada, “Florals? Groundbreaking…” But here the thing: they can be with flower jewelry!
Making jewelry out of fresh flowers is a really fun and unique to spice up any outfit. Whether you want to stand out at the next party you go to or you have flowers from a special event that you want to save in homemade jewelry, you should try one of these DIY floral jewelry ideas.
DIY Succulent Earrings
Any plant enthusiast knows it: succulents have gotten really popular over the last few years and it seems like they’re here to stay. They should be too! These hardy plants are drought friendly and easy to care for. But they also make really beautiful jewelry. Are succulents incorporated in your wedding day decor? This flower jewelry could be a great handmade addition for your bridesmaids on your special day!
- Earring posts
- Floral glue
- Miniature succulents or small succulent clippings
- Choose your succulents: If you are making earrings that are only succulents, it is best to choose a smaller variety so they fit on the backing. However, if you plan on taking old earrings and spicing them up with succulents, any size that fits the earring will do.
- Create the earring: Put a pretty small dab of floral glue onto the earring posts. Gently place the succulent onto the post.
- Let the glue dry and enjoy!: The best way for the earrings to dry is upside down. If the succulents will stand upside down, you can leave them to dry. If not, try to hold it until the glue completely dries. It should take no more than two minutes.
DIY Fresh Flower Bracelet
You can use silk flowers if you want something that will appear fresh for multiple occasions. If you want a fun, fresh craft that will make you feel like a god or goddess when you’re wearing it, then go with fresh flowers! This could even be a fun alternative to a corsage that your date can keep to remember the special night by.
- Beads of your choice
- Dental Floss
- Flowers of your choice
- Cut the Floss: Cut two 16” pieces of the dental floss. Thread the first bead to the bottom of one of the pieces of floss and loop it around. You now have your starter bead.
- Start threading your bracelet: Thread 5-6 beads and a few flowers. Continue with this pattern three more times and end with three or four beads. Using the second string of floss, string on ten more beads going the opposite direction. This way the flowers on each strand should be facing the opposite direction.
- Continue the pattern: Now, continue the previous pattern, flowers, five or six beads, flowers, five or six beads until both strings are even. Be sure to leave enough floss on each end to tie them together!
- Add ribbon: Cut about 16 inches of ribbon. Securely tie the ribbon onto the bracelet using the dental floss. Leave a large piece of ribbon on each side. Trim the dental floss very short. Repeat this on the other side of the bracelet.
- Finish it off: Tie the two long pieces of ribbon from each side together, forming the bracelet. This is easiest done when someone is wearing the bracelet, so grab a friend or one of your kids and have them help out!
DIY Real Pressed Flower Necklace
This is the perfect project if you have pressed flowers from a special occasion, like a wedding or a funeral, and you want something to do with them. This way you can wear the pressed flowers in a beautiful and handmade necklace anytime you need a boost or are just feeling nostalgic.
- 2 part epoxy resin
- resin molds (and mold release if they are not silicon or coated with mold release)
- small plastic cups and stir sticks
- packing tape or sticky kitchen shelf liner
- coloring dyes or backgrounds
- pressed dried flowers and leaves
- Mix the resin: Mix the resin per the manufacturer’s instructions on the container. Mix this resin slowly and let it rest before you use it so you minimize bubbles.
- Pour into the mold: Pour a fairly thin layer into the mold. Pop any bubbles with a toothpick.
- Add your color: If you want to add colors to some of your pieces, divide the resin and add a powdered pigment.
- Let the resin cure: Cover the resin and let it cure for 24 hours. Be sure it’s covered or you may get dust that dries in the resin!
- Add flowers! Place the flowers in the resin and apply the sealant. Let it dry overnight.
- Finish off your project: Drill a hole in your set resin to add a chain, beads, anything else you like!
Whichever project you decide on, the end result will be the same: you will be styling with flowers. Don’t forget, Bouqs has your flower needs for all your flower power fashion covered!Shop All