Store Window DIY: Desert BloomsOctober 7, 2016
If you’ve stopped by one of our stores lately, you probably noticed the rainbow of blooming cacti in the windows. Not too bad for a container garden, right? Well, we’ll let you in on a little secret—not only are these beauties a cinch to take care of, they’re super easy to make, as well. Thanks to this beginner-friendly DIY from our visual team, our houseplants have never looked better.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Acid dye
- Assorted sizes of paper merchandise tags (available at office supply stores)
- Craft foam balls
- Low-temperature hot glue gun
HOW TO MAKE IT
Mix dye bath according to package instructions.
Dip tags into the bath, leaving some in longer than others to create a range of shades.
Lay flat to dry.
Cut the strings off the smallest tags.
Using your hot glue gun, begin to adhere the smallest tags to the foam ball; this will become your flower’s core.
Continue adding the smallest “petals,” overlapping in a circular fashion, for a few layers.
Build the next layer with slightly larger tags, working in a circle.
Build the final layer with your largest tags.
Finesse the petal shapes and fan out the outermost pieces.
Admire your completed flower! These blossoms can be mounted onto wire or wooden dowels for stems.