So, this month, I have joined the #DIYblogchallenge! Excitinggg! What is the #DIYblogchallenge you may ask? Basically, every month a few bloggers take part in a DIY challenge. Each month a new material is chosen for us to work with. I was introduced to the #DIYblogchallenge by the lovely Evija – From Evija With Love.
This month, the material for us to work with is faux flowers. And of course, I was very happy to hear that. If you have read some of my previous posts, I think it’s quite obvious how much I love flowers and faux flower DIY’s. I love the idea of being able to make something out of flowers. If you’d like to see my last flower DIY, check out how to make a flower wall > here.
After the faux flower challenge was set, it didn’t take me long to start thinking of ideas of things to make out of faux flowers. I started to think of different ways of making things with faux flowers, and then it hit me! For a while now I have really wanted to get myself a box of long lasting roses. They have been all over Instagram for a while now.
It is basically a luxury box filled with real roses that have been preserved. And as much as I would love to just get some, they are quite pricey to purchase. Instead of buying the box of roses, I thought why not try and make a DIY flower box instead!
The great thing about making the DIY flower box is that because the roses are fake, they won’t die so they’ll last as long as you need them. And they’re extremely simple to make too! Cuts costs on buying the real ones quite a lot!
To make the DIY flower box you’ll need:
- A gift box/perfume box
- Thick polestyrene
- Faux flowers
- Tape Measure
- Strong pliers
- A ribbon
Step 1. You want to start by measuring the stems of the flowers to make sure it fits the height of your box.
Step 2. Once you know the height you want the stems of the flowers, cut them using your pliers.
Step 3.You want to then, using the pliers again, strip the whole outer layer of the stem leaving only the metal wire underneath.
Step 4. Repeat this step for all of your flowers. (I used 3 bunches of roses which fit perfectly into a round box with a diameter or 23cm.)
Step 5. Get your polystyrene and insert it into your box. My polystyrene was a little bit too big to fit inside my box so I cut it down a little with the scissors.
Step 6. Start to insert your flowers. I put mine in at an angle so they create a dome shape as I filled up the box.
Step 7. Once all of the flowers are in, use your ribbon to tie around the box. This is optional. (My box was slightly discoloured and had a line going across it so I chose to use the ribbon to hide it.) Then take the lid and place it at the bottom of the box. And you’re finished!
Check out the video tutorial below if you would like to see how I made it.
And here it is! It’s a really simple DIY and depending on what type of flowers you prefer, you can change it up. I hope you enjoyed!
Check out what the other lovely bloggers made with faux flowers!