When decorating for Valentine’s Day, I love repurposing some of my red and white Christmas decorations, such as this red vase with decorative white twigs:
It was a cheap vase I fell in love with at a big-box craft store years ago. Lightweight, but has a gorgeous textured pattern on it, and I love its shape and color too:
For Christmas, I had this vase (with the white twigs) displayed on our mantel in the living room, but for Valentine’s Day I decided to move it into our dining room, on top of our corner wine table. To change it up a bit, I added some faux flowers that I made out of dryer sheets, which I showed you how to make last Fall. This time I didn’t stain the dryer sheets with tea, since I wanted white flowers to stand out with the white twigs. The only embellishment to these flowers was a bit of pearly mist and some chunky red glitter. Here’s how you can make these same flowers . . .
Tutorial and Supplies
You can follow my Dryer Sheet Flowers Tutorial for the step-by-step instructions.
Used dryer sheets – 3 sheets per flower (see tutorial)
Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl
Martha Stewart chunky red glitter paint
Red 24-gauge wire
Scissors (see tutorial)
Heat tool (see tutorial)
And here’s some steps specific to these Valentine flowers . . .
Here’s the white-colored used dryer sheets. I tend to keep them flat when storing them to avoid Who am I kidding? I bring these used sheets upstairs to my craft room and toss them into the pile on a shelf. When the pile gets too big, the sheets eventually tumble off the shelf and begin a secondary pile on the floor. Just keepin’ it real here.
Once you have painted the glitter onto the flowers, put them into an upright container or vase to dry. (I let mine dry overnight.) That’s all there is to it!
Here’s what all four flowers look like together as a floral bouquet, almost like one giant flower:
And here’s a look at the undersides of the flowers, so that you can see all of the glittery goodness:
Now it’s time to nestle the flowers within the decorative twigs . . .
Crafting at night = need camera flash. Snapping pics in dining room corner = need camera flash. But I wanted some natural light photos, so I took the vase with twigs and flowers into our kitchen to snap some more pics . . .