I was looking for a craft that I could make using some glass jars that I had in my stash. I have had these glass jars for ages and think I got them from Michael’s a long time ago. There was definitely something I could use them for. I just didn’t know what. Then inspiration hit as I was scrolling through Pinterst and saw these Plaster of Paris dipped flowers. I knew when I saw them that they would be a perfect fit for the jars I had in my stash and would be useful in my bathroom. I thought if I could put all of the elements together I would have a lovely feminine storage container for those small things like Q-tips and cotton balls. So I turned to Dollar Tree of course.
I purchased some faux roses from Dollar Tree to use for dipping in the plaster. The roses came in a bunch and cost me $1. I headed over to Michael’s and bought some Plaster of Paris for 5.99 (I had a 20% off coupon). The spray paint and spray varnish I had on hand. I used hot glue to adhere the roses and that was it for supplies. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.
What you will Need: How to Make Plaster Dipped Flowers
- Plaster of Paris
- Faux flowers
- Glass jars
- Hot glue
- Spray paint
- Spray Varnish
Step 1: Prepare the Flowers
Cut the flowers from the bunch with some of the stem remaining so that you will be able to dip the flowers into the plaster. Prepare a cookie sheet r other space with parchment or wax paper on the bottom so that you can lay your flowers to dry.
Step 2: Prepare the Plaster
You will want to prepare the plaster following the manufacturer’s instructions. I used DAP plaster of Paris and it called for two parts plaster to one part cold water. I mixed 2 cups of plaster to 1 cup of cold water and mixed thoroughly.
Step 3: Dip the Flowers
Holding each flower by the stem dip it into the plaster until it is completely covered and a little bit of the stem is covered as well. Place the dipped flower on the parchment covered cookie sheet until it dries to the touch. I allowed mine to dry for about 10 minutes. I then dipped them again to get good coverage and let them dry for about an hour.
Step 4: Prepare the Jars
My jars had glass tops to them but I wanted to paint them white to go along with the theme I was looking for in this project. I decided to use high gloss spray paint to paint them but wasn’t completely sure how this would turn out. But, I gave it a go anyway and it turned out great. I spray painted the tops to my jars and let the spray paint cure thoroughly while my flowers were drying. I chose high gloss so that it would look like porcelain when it was finished. hopefully.
Step 5: Glue the Dipped Flowers to the Tops
Now that the tops are painted and the flowers are dry I clipped off the rest of the stems as close to the bud as I could get. I hot glued the one flower bud to each of my tops.
Step 6: Paint the Dipped Flowers
Now that the flowers are glued to the tops, spray paint the flowers and tops again for a uniform finish.
Step 7: Varnish the Flowers
To seal in all of the paint and strengthen the plaster spray varnish the top. Once it has dried fill your jars and place the tops on. You have finished your dipped flower jars.
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