This week’s Frugal Homemade features an easy DIY Nail Polish Flower Bouquet. I made two: One small nail polish bouquet for a gift, and a larger nail polish bouquet for a fundraiser gift basket raffle. I’ve seen similar ideas floating around Pinterest from time to time, so thought I’d give it a try. They were pretty easy to make, and I think these bouquets turned out great for a spring birthday and a summer raffle!
DIY Nail Polish Flower Bouquet
What you will need:
bottles of nail polish
gift basket/pail/etc. (Dollar Tree has some cute containers you could use, but mine were from the Easter clearance section at Target.)
foam craft cube ($1.00 at Dollar Tree, $3.99+ at JoAnn)
green paint or tape (to cover the wooden skewers)
a filler of some sort to cover the foam cube and the skewers (I used shredded paper gift bag filler for one and a scarf for the other — making this two gifts in one!)
green scrapbook paper
Let’s get started!
First, paint all but the bottom section of your skewers green or roll them with green tape. (I used green washi tape from my holiday wrapping stash.) While the paint is drying, you can cut out leaves for your flower stems from the scrapbook paper.
Cut the foam craft cube to size (a bread knife works well) and put it in your basket. If you’re using a larger basket, you may need to stack two pieces of foam on top of each other. (You can “stick” them together with leftover wooden skewers cut to size.)
Glue the leaves to your stems and then stick the stems in the craft foam. Place your filler inside your basket to cover the foam and the sticks. Finally, put a thin bead of hot glue on the back of each nail polish bottle and affix each bottle to a stem. Hold in place until dry.
That’s it — What a great gift for girls of all ages, and a great way to repurpose some of the free and cheap nail polish you may have picked up on drugstore deals throughout the year!