How to Make a DIY Floral Bough from the Dollar Tree

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Want to add a little spring flair to your home for cheap? This DIY floral bough is made entirely out of dollar store flowers and looks fabulous hanging on a mirror, door, or even placed as a table centerpiece!

I know, I know, another post about arranging flowers… But I just can’t get enough of the florals this spring!

And when you can easily create stylish floral arrangements from the dollar store, what better way to add some affordable decor to your home.

Am I right?!


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This fun DIY project was created by my assistant, Amber, and is showcased here in her boho/mid-century modern home.

But you could easily create this DIY floral bough using whatever color and type of flowers you prefer to match your home’s style.

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Let’s get started, shall we? ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Floral Bough from the Dollar Tree

For a printable copy of the materials and instructions, scroll down.

Materials Needed:

Tools Needed:

How to Make a DIY Floral Bough

STEP 1: Cutting the Stems

First you will take your stems and cut off all the flowers.

I cut mine at varying lengths all between two and four inches.

I also left some with the leaves pushed up to where the flower is or just had some stems with only leaves.

Once you have cut all your stems, section them off into groups by type of flower.

STEP 2: Preparing the Foam Block

Next, take two pipe cleaners and wrap them around the foam block, about two inches away from each end.

Secure them by making a twist on the opposite side, leaving just enough room for your finger to fit through.

You can also do the same thing with zip ties for extra security or if you decide to use real flowers.

Be sure to have the twisted part of the pipe cleaners in the front where you will be covering with flowers.

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STEP 3: Arranging the Flowers and Greenery

Now is the fun part!

I started at the ends to make sure they were longer.

Take some of the longer flowers and stems and simply start poking them into the foam!

I liked using a fern and a delphine, then added in a couple other longer roses and leaves.

Be sure to add longer stems and flowers along all the outer edges with the two ends being the longest.

Now just start filling in, choosing from the different flower groups!

STEP 4: Finishing Touches and Hanging

Look around at your new floral creation; do you see any gaps?

Be sure to fill in any empty spots.

Once you feel like it’s got the right shape and fullness, it’s time to hang your bough!

You can either take some wire or just use some more pipe cleaners like I did to hang your work.

I just took two pipe cleaners, laced them through the ones wrapped around the foam, twisted them together to create a place to hang my new bough!

I ended up hanging it on the mirror above our mantel, but we also tried it on the front door like this:

Isn’t it pretty?

I love that it is so versatile – set or hang it pretty much anywhere for a pop of spring.

As promised, here are the printable instructions:

Yield: 1 Bough

DIY Floral Bough

DIY Floral Bough

An easy DIY project from the dollar store that will add fun and stylish spring florals to just about anywhere in your home!

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Tools

Instructions

  1. Cull all the flowers off your stems at varying lengths (2-4") and leave some with and some without leaves then group them into piles by flower type.
  2. Wrap two pipe cleaners around the ends of your foam block, each about 2" from the end, and secure them by twisting them to themselves, leaving just enough room for your finger to fit underneath.
  3. Starting at the ends, stick some of the longer floral or greenery stems into the foam.
  4. Then fill in the longer front, top, and bottom sides with smaller stems.
  5. Keep adding flowers until the entire foam block is covered and the bough feels "full."
  6. To hang, put wire or pipe cleaner between the two original pipe cleaners and use that to place it on a nail or tack.

Notes

This bough can also be set on a table or mantel for a beautiful centerpiece!

I hope this gives you another fun DIY craft to make while you’re home this month!

As always, let me know if you have any questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

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