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Floral arrangements are the perfect touch to a dinner party or cocktail social. Don't limit your floral creativity to just vases, though – set aside a few extra blooms for these easy and elegant DIY flower charms.
Project: DIY Flower Charms for Glassware
Materials Stemmed Flower (Roses, Carnations, Cala Lillies) Accent Flowers (Baby's Breath, Stemmed Berries) Floral Tape Floral Wire Scissors
- Cut both the stemmed flower's and the accent flowers' stems to 3 inches.
- Cut a 5-inch piece of floral wire. Hold the stemmed flower and accent flowers together at the base of the blooms, and wrap the wire tightly around the stems 3-4 times. Leave the excess wire hanging.
- Wrap the floral tape tightly around the stems of the flowers and around the excess wire. The wire should be completely covered with floral tape – this will wrap around the glass.
- Trim the end of tape and excess wire to your desired length.
- Wrap the excess wire around the stem of your glassware in a spiral motion to secure the charm.
Note: If you prepare the charms a few hours or a day before use, sprinkle a few drops of water on them and store in the refrigerator.
Pro Hostess Tip: Use different flowers so guests can tell their drinks apart by the design of their flower charm.