10 DIY Planters

Celebrate spring with these ten planter diys!And I’m backkk! All the California sun must have gone to my head because I can’t stop dreaming of plants. Part of me really wants to turn my apartment into a jungle oasis, but if we’re being honest, it would last a week or two before it started to die. After seeing these ten planter diys however, I think I might give it a go! Are there any low maintenance plants you recommend? Because I’m about to have a ton of planters to fill!

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!1. Gold Leaf Planters by The Sweetest Occasion

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!2. Hanging Copper Planter by A Bubbly Life

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!3. Plaster Planters by Zilverblauw

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!4. DIY Bunny Planter by Fall for DIY

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!5. Easy Planter Makeover by The Crafted Life Continue reading…

Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

Time: 15- 20 minutes
Materials: flowers, sponge, bamboo skewers, wire, scissors

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake ToppersThat’s right folks, cupcakes AND flowers. together. at last.

I tend to make a lot of practical crafts for this blog, but this week, I wanted to do something fun for spring. Are these flower cupcake toppers a reasonable craft for a large party? Debatable. Will they rock said party if you decide make them? Absolutely! Sometimes you just gotta let loose and follow your crafty dreams.

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake ToppersCut your flowers short, leaving only about 1-1 1/2″ of stem. You want enough to secure to the skewer, but not so much where the flower goes into the cupcake.

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake ToppersCut a very thin layer of sponge, then dip in water. Aline your flower stem beside the skewer (or slip onto the skewer if able), cover the base with the damp sponge, then tape in place. You’ll want to cover the tape with wire, or maybe even scrap fabric, so it does not show. I started with floral wire, but found it a bit too difficult to mold. A thin, flexible jewelry wire should do the trick.

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake ToppersPlace toppers in your cupcakes and serve! If you are having several guest over, these would also look great on a singular cake. For reference, the ranunculus lasted ~4 hours, the lilac ~5 hours, and the daffodils ~7.5 hours, all without refrigeration.

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

Looking for more floral inspiration? Follow my instagram hashtag, #sundayflowerseries, for a new flower every week! 

DIY Gold Foil Vase

Time: 45 minutes
Materialsgold foil kit, jar, flowers

DIY Gold Foil Vase | The Crafted Life

Every now and then I’ll make something that tugs on my heart strings. It doesn’t happen too often, but over the holidays (when I was on a bit of a crafter’s high) I made some votives that made my heart swoon. They were easy to make, matched everything, and most importantly, were covered in gold. Rather than pack those beauties away all year, I decided to keep them out for spring and use them as bud vases. It’s always great when a project can be used for more than purpose, don’t you think?

If you have yet to work with gold foil (I strongly suggest you do, it’s addicting!) hop on over here to get the step by step instructions for this project.

DIY Gold Foil Vase | The Crafted Life

DIY Gold Foil Vase | The Crafted Life

DIY Gold Foil Vase | The Crafted Life

For my arrangement, I bought a single bunch of ranunculus, two roses, and one stem of berzelia. With that, I was able to fill one vase with a blend of each of the flowers and the other with just ranunculus. As much as I love a large vase of flowers, there’s something nice about having mini pops of color around our living room.

DIY Gold Foil Vase | The Crafted Life

And if you happen to have a hankering for more flowers, be sure to follow along with my new Instagram series #sundayflowerseries! Even if it’s only a stem or two, I’m making the effort to keep fresh flowers in our home on a weekly basis. I’ll be sharing my picks for the week on Sunday, thus, Sunday Flower Series!

DIY Gold Foil Vase | The Crafted Life

What are some of your favorite flowers?