homemade ginger: Anthropologie Inspired Blooms

Anthropologie Inspired Blooms

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 After a recent trip to Anthropologie,  I was inspired to make these spring blooms:

Before I explain, here are the ones from Anthropologie (pictures taken with my phone)

We noticed these huge flowers as part of the decor. So cute!

How did they make these?

Yes, Q-Tips!! (sorry for the fuzzy phone pictures)

I just knew I had to try it myself!

So, I went home and gathered some supplies:

I experimented  a few different ways, but this method was the easiest:

Cut the Q-tips in half

Poke them into the Styrofoam ball:

If you make them too close together, the q-tips won't push down very far.

Once you are finished, mix up some water and food coloring.  I loved the aqua color that Anthropologie did, but I'm sure they would look adorable in yellow, orange, green or any other spring color!

Keep rolling the ball around in the food coloring until all the q-tips are evenly colored.

Set it on a towel to dry.  The color will lighten a little when dry, so keep that in mind when you are mixing up your color!

Now, snip the stems off of some cheapy flowers.  Keep the wire inside the stem.

Poke it into the ball. You may want to secure it with a bit of hot glue.

And there you have it! A cheap and easy project inspired by my all time favorite store. :)

Has anyone else created something inspired by Anthropologie?

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