Nothing makes me happier than waking up and smelling the roses. Corny, I know, but just putting flowers on the table makes you smile! Especially in the time of COVID, it’s so great to have plants around you, something living since you can’t be around your friends at the moment.

One of my favorite hobbies is working with flowers, whether it’s growing them in my garden, or using them to make different crafts. I’m just using flowers that I find out of my garden now for these projects (or in the case of the wreath, some silk flowers I bought before quarantine). My mom and I have been having fun coming up with new ways to use her flowers, next we’re thinking candles and soap!

Flower Crowns for Every Occasion

The crown is a fun project to make with your young ones! Get them involved in deciding what plants and flowers to use! Pretend to be fairies for the day, host a tea party with the crowns, or just use it as your WFH accessory of the day. Enjoy the smells of the fresh flowers (or even dry them) for a fun activity at home.

List of Necessary Items:

  • Florists Tape
  • Florists Wire
  • Flowers
  • Scissors or Wire Cutters

 

  1. First start out by cutting the wire and measuring it around your head.
  2. Wrap wire around itself so you have a circle of wire that fits your head!
  3. Then you can start adding flowers
  4. Put the flowers next to the wire and wrap them with florists tape
  5. You can layer the flowers on top of eachother
  6. Repeat however much you want
  7. Voila! You’ve got a flower crown!

Meghan Markle, you ain’t got nothing on me!

 

Flower crowns in Manhattan, where I live, range from $50-150! That’s so crazy! I bought all the supplies at Michaels and the Flowers at Whole Foods and spent about $40 making three crowns!

 

Flower Wreaths to Welcome in the Spring!

It’s hard to be at home for so long. I know I’m going crazy in my tiny one bedroom Manhattan apartment! But this is a great time for home improvement, and I don’t mean repainting your whole house. Just add a few touches to give you a smile about it being spring! Flowers make you feel happier. Why not add a wreath to your front door?

You can order silk flowers, or use your flowers out in the garden. You can even try to use more unusual plants? Why not! You’ve got time! You could even try a succulent wreath, trust me, it’s gorgeous.

What you need:

  • flowers (silk or real) or succlents
  • Wreath
  • hot glue gun
  • extra glue

What you do:

  1. Lay out the flowers in an arrangement on the wooden wreath. Change it up to see what works best!
  2. Once you’ve decided that you like the design, start gluing!
  3. Voila! You have a beautiful wreath!