DIY Floating Spoon Flowers

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.



DIY Floating Spoon Flowers

These floating plastic spoon flowers look pretty floating in a pool or bowl of water at night. Add them to an outdoor pond, fountain, or indoor body of water for a pretty floating flower that lights up! They are simple to make, and you can make them match the colors in your party theme or backyard flowers.

• Use waterproof glue so that your flowers will not fall apart when you place them in the water. It takes some patience to wait while the glue dries, in the end, it is worth the few extra seconds of time. I linked to a few types of waterproof glues that will bond plastic.

• Felt was used in this craft. The wet felt is what will keep your waterproof tea lights on.

For the materials you need to make these floating spoon flowers, head over to your nearest Michaels or you can order the supplies from the links below.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


DIY Floating Spoon Flowers Materials:

• Felt
• Scissors
• Marker
Waterproof Floating Tea Lights
• Clear Waterproof Glue that will work on plastic. Some choices: Gorilla Clear Grip Contact Adhesive, Loctite Clear Silicone Waterproof Sealant or Marine Goop (my favorite!)
Plastic Spoons (8 spoons per flower)

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


DIY Floating Spoon Flowers Directions:

• Cut a circle of felt the same size as the bottom of your tea light. The tea lights used in this craft had to be wet to activate, so make sure if your tea lights also need to be wet to turn on that you do not cover up the felt all the way. The wet felt is what will keep the tea lights on.
• Glue the felt to the bottom of the tea light.
• Cut two 1-inch by 1-inch squares of felt for each floating spoon flower you are making.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Cut the handles from the 8 plastic spoons using scissors. Do NOT try to cut all the way through the spoon handle or the spoons will crack. Make a groove in the handle where you want to “cut”, and then gently snap along the line, which will cleanly remove the handle.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Arrange 4 spoons in a cross pattern with the rounded side down. Glue to one of the pieces of felt (see photo) and allow to dry.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Glue the other four spoons to the other piece of felt. Allow to dry.
• Arrange the second spoon “petals” so they fit between the first set of spoons. (Turn to fit)

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Glue the felt bottom of the tea light (and the tea light with it of course) to the center of the spoon circle and allow to dry.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


When the glue from the flowers is completely dry, place the floating flowers in a bowl of water or a pool. When the water touches the bottom of the tea light, the lights will turn on and your flowers will glow!

You could use these in a centerpiece, float them in shallow buckets for a party, your pond, your pool… anywhere you can fit them on water.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• To print the Floating Spoon Flowers Instructions, click here.


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Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!



Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft

Sponge painting is pretty easy to do. You use acrylic paints and an acrylic medium along with an hour of your time, and voilà! a fun party decor, something cute to set a summer table with, to give as a housewarming present, shower gift and more.

These napkins are nice as they do not have to look uniform to be a set. You could cut two sponge stamps, one with a bite, one without. Or, two different bites. Or three sponges, two different bites, one no bite. The possibilities are endless.

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


For the materials you need to make painted napkin craft, head over to your nearest Michaels or you can order the supplies from the links below.

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft Materials:

• Cardboard
• Sponge
• Permanent Marker
• Scissors
Dark Green Acrylic Paint
Light Acrylic Paint
Pink Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Black Metallic Paint
• Paintbrushes
• Cloth Napkins: White Cotton Napkins will work best, shown are oversized cotton napkins
Acrylic Medium

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft Directions:

• Lay down some cardboard or other protective material on your work surface.

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


• Take a dry sponge, and using a permanent marker, mark the flesh of the watermelon and the rind on the sponge. You are just drawing lines so when you cut out your sponge, it resembles a cut piece of watermelon in shape.
• This tutorial cuts a little bite into the watermelon. That is totally optional.
• Wet the sponge and squeeze out all excess water.
• Cut out the watermelon stamp along the lines you drew.

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


• Mix the paint and your acrylic medium in an approximate 2 to 1 ratio with more acrylic medium used than paint. This will help the design remain flexible on your napkins and it will not get stiff.

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


• Layer a corner of your napkin onto the cardboard.

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


• Paint mixed light green and pink onto the sponge and press it paint side down onto the napkin.

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


• Let the paint dry.
• Add accent paint with your dark green and black paints. To make it look even more like a watermelon, seeds were painted onto the sponged watermelon that is painted on the napkin.

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


• Also added were yellow dots around one-half of the napkins, but not the other half. This was to make the designs similar for each napkin, but not exactly the same. You, of course, may wish to make yellow paint dots all over your napkin, or not make any yellow dots at all.
• Let the paint dry at least two hours.

Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft. An easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!


• Place your napkins into a clothes dryer and dry on high heat for one hour. This will set the paint and allow you to wash the napkins after use without ruining the design. You can also iron the back of the design to set it if you do not want to risk paint in your dryer. (However, these did not leave any paint behind in the dryer.)

This Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft is an easy, fun craft to make your own watermelon napkins using a sponge and acrylic paint! If you are looking for a fun summer napkin, a housewarming gift or shower present made with your own hands, this is it!

• To print the Watermelon Painted Napkins Craft Instructions, click here.


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How to Make a Watering Can Planter

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!





How to Make a Watering Can Planter

You will not believe how easy it is to transform a simple watering can into a planter for herbs, flowers, and other small plants. In just moments, transform your boring patio or yard into something amazing with the watering can planter!

This is a great recycle craft (upcycle craft?) if you have an old watering can laying about. You can use a small can (the one in this tutorial is small) a large can, or in-between! One size will be just right to fit on the deck with your patio furniture, inside your house on a windowsill or on the kitchen table, or simply in your garden as part of the garden art and decor!

A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!

If you do not have an old watering can handy and would like to purchase one to do this project, stop at your local Home Depot or nearest gardening center for a great selection!

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


Watering Can Planter Supplies:

• 1 Watering Can
• Drill
• Rocks, Broken Pottery, etc (for drainage)
• Potting Soil
Gardening Hand Trowel
• Small Plants
• Tray (to catch water from watering if this is not set in your garden)

Watering Can Planter Directions:

• Make sure your watering can is free of debris and wash it with soap. If you are reusing an old watering can and had used it to mix with something besides water, this will remove any old residue that may harm your new plants. Not sure which plants to use? Well here are 75 Acid Loving Plants (from slightly acidic to OMG must have acid soil!) and 75 Alkaline Friendly Plants (from slight alkaline soil to very alkaline) to help get you started on your choices. Recognize that most potting soil is going to be closer to neutral, but read the package before deciding!

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Make a drainage hole in the bottom of your watering can using an electric drill (as always, read the manufacturer safety recommendations before using any power tool). This will help you not overwater your plants.
• Place a few rocks, stone, broken pieces of pottery in the bottom of your watering can (without blocking your drainage hole(s). This will also help promote drainage.
• Fill the watering can mostly full of soil.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Use the trowel to dig a hole in the center of the can for your plants. The flowers seen in this tutorial were broken into smaller sections and planted around the inside of the watering can (remember, a small can was used in this tutorial).

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Place a tray underneath your watering can to catch excess moisture from watering if you plan on placing your can anywhere other than in your garden.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Water your soil with another watering can. Do not over-water even if you have a drainage hole in the bottom of your watering can.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• That is it! Place your watering can planter in a sunny spot or in the shade depending on what type of plants(s) you chose to grow. Make sure to check your can every day or two to see if it needs water as shallow containers dry out quickly.
• If you keep your watering can planter outside, when frost threatens, just take the watering can planter inside!

This is truly a simple and easy way to reuse old watering cans while adding a touch of garden art to your outdoor (or indoor!) garden.


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