Have some left over wood scrap? Crafts like these Wooden Spring Flower Pots are a great way to use up a wood block or two. They make great spring table decorations, centerpieces for Easter, or can just add a little spring color to your home!
- Two 2x4 blocks (one cut to 5 inches tall the other to 7 inches tall)
- Five gallon paint stick (cut to two 4-inch pieces)
- Two flower cutouts (you could buy pre-cut pieces at the craft store or use a heavy cardboard)
- 1/4" dowel cut into two 6-inch stems
- Wood glue
- Sand paper
- Paint and brushes
- Green ribbon
- Embellishment for center of flower (ribbon rosettes, paper, buttons, a fabric flower, etc.)
- 1/4" drill bit
- Start by drilling a 1/4 in hole into the top center of each 2x4 block, about 1/2 inch deep.
- Paint blocks and paint stick pieces brown, stem pieces green, and flower cutouts whatever color you want.
- Once the paint is dry, sand down all the edges on the flower pot pieces and the flowers.
- Assemble the flower pots by gluing the stick piece onto the top of the block--be sure it's the end with the drilled hole. You could also glue a small scrap of wood with a hole drilled into it onto the back of each flower just to help stabilize the piece.
- Add a dab of glue to the end of the stem stick and insert it into the flower block. Let dry.
- Add your flower center to the cutout piece.
- Once that is dry, place a bit of glue into the hole on the flower pot and insert the flower.
- Tie a snippet of green ribbon onto the stem to form your leaves and your beautiful garden is done!