Today I want to share with you how you can create these Spring Flower Glass Domes, which are perfect for your Spring decorating in time for your Easter entertaining.
If you would prefer to watch a step-by-step video on how to make these DIY Spring Flower Glass Domes, make sure you watch my mini tutorial below.
These Flower Glass Domes Crafts are fun and easy for you to do with any type of item, either by yourself or with the kids. In particular I think giving the time of year flowers work really well, because as Easter passes and Summer heads our way this Spring accessory will be timeless for the two seasons.
What you need:
- Glass Domes – as many as you need/want. In the range of sizes you prefer.
Top Tip: Remember to use odd numbers when it comes to your styling arrangements.
I purchased my glass domes from Hobby Craft, and they come in a variety of sizes. These ones I love in particular because they come with a light wood base, which suits our Living Room colour scheme and light wood furniture we have throughout.
There are other available Glass Domes around, if the light wood base isn’t your style. It’s simply a matter of shopping around, and knowing what your price point is.
For example, Ikea do a lovely glass dome range with gold metallic base, which are alternatively reasonably affordable.
- A selection of faux flowers.
I purchased my faux flowers from Hobby Craft. These came as bunches, and have a thick stem to create a sturdy styling technique with the flowers.
Top Tip: Select flowers that suit your personal taste and that will compliment your interior style (for the room they will be featured in).
I particularly love the wild flower assortments to create intrigue for each of the domes. I went for bunches that had mainly pink, yellow colours involved, along with foliage. As well as one bunch that was all neutral and white with bold flowers including roses and peonies.
Our living room colour scheme is currently duck egg blue. In the Spring Season I love to introduce yellow and pink into the colour palette to keep it light and fresh.
The pink and yellow arrangements I purchased, are perfect for this seasonal refresh. Along with the white faux flower bunch I selected, which will break up the pink (especially), so it’s not too overpowering in the living room as an additional accent colour.
- Select the faux flowers you think will fit nicely into your chosen glass dome size.
- Arrange them roughly together, and slide them into your glass dome.
- You will be able to get a sense as to whether the flowers all fit into this dome. And if they don’t, simply remove the ones you think are not needed. See if you can use these in another dome instead.
Top Tip: If you have any spare faux flowers left over, display these in another vase or vessel you have, and display in another room of your home for Spring.
- Once you’ve chosen your flowers to fit in the dome, and are happy with the flowers you’ve selected, it’s then time to get styling! This is where the wire stem comes in very handy. You need to simply roll up the wire stem to create different height stems for each flower.
- Then the fun begins! Where you can start to use your creative senses, and channel in to your flower arranging skills to create your flower glass domes.
- Build up the flowers using different heights, and you can even tangle the wire stems together to create more of a sturdy and full arrangement.
- When you’re happy with your flower arrangement, gently place this into your glass dome.
- This is where it gets a little fiddly and a tad frustrating at times. You may have to hold the flowers with one hand in the glass dome (tilted to one side). Whilst your other hand can sort out any folded over petals, or move the flowers around to fill in any visible gaps that appear.
Top Tip: Remember you are only seeing one side of the glass dome, so do not worry if the wire stems are showing on the other side. Your wall the dome backs onto will disguise this.
- When everything is place, you can then close the glass dome with its base. You should not need to tie up the flowers together, or glue down the flowers to the base. Especially if the wire stems on your flowers are sturdy and thick, much like the ones I bought from Hobby Craft.
- If you are finding the flowers move around a lot or ‘wilt’ in the glass dome, tack the wire stems in place on the base of the dome instead for extra security.
And there you have it! A quick and (hopefully) easy guide to making your Spring Flower Glass Domes. Adding some quick and beautiful Spring Accessories into your home for the Easter and Summer months.
The beauty about these flower glass domes is that you can interchange them at anytime of year. Are you thinking of Winter ideas already? Make sure you read my DIY Christmas Glass Dome Blog here.
I would love to know how you get on with this Craft activity, and where you decide to display your Spring Flower Glass Domes.
Please do get in contact and send me a photo of your creation in situe, along with letting me know how you get on.
If you’re on Instagram, make sure you search for me there (@laurafelicity), and tag me in your Posts and Stories to let me know how this Craft activity went.