April showers bring May flowers! And this time, these aren’t just regular flowers – we upcycled colorful badminton birdies into this playful bouquet!
These flowers are super fun for Mother’s Day, or just a creative activity to do with kids this weekend! Keep reading to see the full instructions on how to make your own badminton birdie bouquet – say that five times fast!
what you need:
- Badminton birdies in multiple colors
- Giant pom poms
- Colored paper
- Fringe scissors
- Green craft foam (or cardstock)
- Floral tape
- Hot glue gun
- Foam-coated gardening wire
- Wire cutters
- Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint
Cut a rectangle of colored cardstock and cut a fringe along one side. Roll the fringed paper and cinch at the base so that the fringes spread out into a circle. Hot glue this together and then into the inside of the birdie. Then take a pom pom and glue that into the birdie too.
Remove the rubber ball-like end on the birdie if possible. Bend the garden wire and hot glue it to the plastic base.
If you like the color of your wire, you can leave it as is and skip this step. We wanted something a bit brighter, so we wrapped the stem with white floral tape all the way down.
Next we applied a quick coat of green paint and let dry.
Finally, we cut a few leaves out of green craft foam and hot glued them onto the stem of each flower.