DIY Wooden Flowers


I making Lu and Ellie a shop for Christmas that can be either a flower shop or an international sweet shop.  I'm not quite finished with the actual shop yet, but I thought you might like to see some of the finished pieces:  wooden flowers!  I plan on including these with the flower shop printable I made earlier. 

I'll walk you through the steps too so that you can make your own wooden flowers if you'd like. 

Here's what you'll need:
wood flower cutouts (I found mine at Michaels),
1 5/8 in Candle Cup with 7/8 in. Hole
Wood Doll Pin Heads (mine had a 1/2 inch hole)
Tie Pegs 2 7/16 in.
1/2 inch diameter dowel rod
drill and wood glue

 Drill a hole in the center of the flower wood cut outs.

Add wood glue to the end of the dowel.  Place the dowel throughthe flower with the hole and add the doll head pin to the end.  I made sure to add glue to the bottom of the doll head so that it would attach nicely to the flower petals part. 

 Easy, huh!

For the other type of flower, take the candle cup and drill both sides of the candle cup.  Use a small drill bit on the inside to fit the tie pegs, then drill a larger 1/2 inch hole to fit the larger 'stem' dowel.  You can see from this picture that it is a little tricky.  You can actually see the tie peg in the picture below.  You don't want to drill too deep such that you don't have a base left for the tie peg. 

but as long as you watch out for this, you shouldn't have a problem.  I glued the tie peg into the cup and let it dry.

Then I glued the top part to the dowel just like I did above.  Then it was time for painting!

Here are the finished flowers:

Pretty cool huh?  I can't wait for the kids, Lu especially, to see them on Christmas morning.

They are great for the kids, but I can think of so many other fun uses for them.  Bridal bouqets.  A vaseful for the house.  Maybe even headbands or bows.  I'd love to see what you come up with!

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