Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration.

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

Level: Easy

Materials Stemmed Flower (Roses, Carnations, Cala Lillies) Accent Flowers (Baby's Breath, Stemmed Berries) Floral Tape Floral Wire Scissors

Directions: 

  1. Cut both the stemmed flower's and the accent flowers' stems to 3 inches.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Trim the end of tape and excess wire to your desired length.
  5. 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.

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