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Flower Dome DIY




I've been dreaming about flower domes for months. They're unique and special, and really make a statement in a home.


As you may know, we live on a 10-acre farm so we have flowers and botanicals a-plenty - but this piece can be created using little greenery goods you find around the neighbourhood or at the park. If you have a daughter this could be a fun weekend project to do together, and she could keep the dome for years to come.


Choose colours that fit into your home or will be cohesive with the room you're making it for.


What you'll need:

  • A glass dome and lid (I chose this large glass canister from K-mart for $8.50. If you'd like to build a mini dome you can also try this smaller glass canister for $4.50)

  • Flower foam (I chose this one from the Warehouse for $8.00)

  • Glue

  • Flowers and favourite botanical pieces - I used some dry and fresh pieces from the farm


Method:

  • Cut the flower foam to the size of your dome bottom (lid). I kept it about 1-inch thick and about 1-inch from the edge of the jar (see photo). The foam can be cut with a knife quite easily. Don't worry if it isn't perfect, you'll cover the foam with foliage. Do not press or crush the foam when in dry form.

  • Glue the foam piece to the bottom of the wooden lid. I used an all-purpose glue but a glue gun would work also.

  • Cut your stems to the appropriate length. I just worked as I went. I worked from the center to the outer edge. The foam is forgiving but to an extent. Once you've placed your stems, add some moss to cover the remaining foam if there is some showing. Once you're happy with the arrangement, *carefully* slip the glass dome over the arrangement and secure it onto the lid. This was the most difficult part for me, and required trimming some of the plants back to fit. If I were to do this again I would use less flowers and stems - to give the piece room to breathe.

Voila! You are done and have a beautiful keep sake for spring.


Did you give this a try? If so, share it and let us know.


Have a great weekend x



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