Flowers instantly give an elegant feel to most any room but trying to keep fresh flowers out can be expensive and troublesome. Of course, you have lots of choices for using artificial flowers and plants but those get sort of boring, don’t they? Vases full of flowers, flower wreaths, dried flowers glued onto other décor pieces; it’s all been done before! If you love having beautiful flowers in your home, but you’re interested in a new way of displaying them, you’re in luck! There’s a simple process where you can make floral spheres which are gorgeous and unique.
Use Styrofoam balls to make the floral spheres you want. The size of the ball you choose is up to you. Each floral sphere you make can be different if you use various sizes of Styrofoam balls, assorted colors and types of flowers, as well as different techniques for grouping and displaying them. For example, if you use tiny flowers to cover the balls you’ll create a totally different look than if you use large flowers.
Choose the flowers you want and use wire snips to cut the stems down to two inches. Poke the stem of the first flower into the ball, take it out, then put a drop of glue in the hole. Now reinsert the flower and go to the next one. Continue adding the flowers until you’ve made a circle around the center of the ball. Now go below that row and make another row of flowers, and another. Continue this until you’ve covered one half of the ball. Now go above the original line and cover the other half of the ball. Each time, poke a hole, remove the flower, then add glue and put the flower back in the hole.
Group the finished floral spheres in a dish and display them. Make all the balls the same, with all the same flowers, or group various sizes and colors. The dish of floral spheres can become a centerpiece for a table or can sit on a bathroom counter top. They can be displayed in the kitchen, a bedroom or other area.
Make a giant floral sphere for a wedding or as an everyday centerpiece by first cutting a section off a large Styrofoam ball. Follow the instructions for making the regular floral spheres but don’t add flowers to the flat side of the ball. Making floral spheres gives you a new and unique way of decorating with artificial flowers.