I’ve spent a lot of time making crepe paper flowers, but what about the little extras? Those accent flowers? These are things I want to make, but I don’t want to spend a lot of time making them. I want to spend my time making the flowers. I came up with some super-simple and easy techniques to make fillers for my flowers. This post is dedicated to those easy extras for your bouquets.
You’re probably thinking, what about eucalyptus? Sure, those are beautiful too, but take a lot longer to make, and I have no problem being a lazy crafter, and that’s where these ideas came from – me being lazy.
I’m not going to fill this post with too much text, as I will attach the video for more details.
- Crepe Paper – weight and color of your choice
- Styrofoam Balls – small, I mean really small – 2-5mm at most.
- Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue
- Tacky Glue
- Floral Wire
The process of using hot glue with the tiny styrofoam balls can be utilized multiple ways. One way, that I don’t show in the video and wish I did, is using multiple floral stems, with hot glue and styrofoam balls to create a bush-like appearance. I think I’ll demonstrate this in a future video.
Using these mini styrofoam balls and hot glue to create little extras for your bouquets is the easiest and most versatile way to really make your bouquet look fuller and more elegant.