This dollar store flower decorating technique is going viral (7+ projects)

Plaster of Paris is an easy-to-use hardening agent. It's commonly used in projects like paper-mache and ornamental decorations. One trend that's blowing up Pinterest is using this plaster to coat flowers and create beautiful decorative floral pieces.
Plastering the flowers is as simple as mixing the plaster, gently coating the flowers and allowing them to dry. The result is surprisingly stunning. Check out how these crafters have taken the trend to the next level.
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1. Plaster of Paris flower jars
Add a little pop to your bathroom storage solutions by attaching smaller plaster flowers to the lids of glass jars. Fill the jars with cotton balls or other essentials, and pop the cute lid on top. Feeling more decorative? Fill the jars with colored sand, shells or marbles. Check out the project from Artsy VaVa.
2. Plaster flower candle votive
This stunning project gives you elegant decor that's pretty and functional. You can even add tint to make the flowers a color that matches your home. Check out the full tutorial from Design Mom.
3. Plaster of Paris flower hanging votive
This is a fun twist on the plaster-of-Paris flower trend. Once the flowers have hardened completely, attach the flowers and a small candle to a painted board for a pretty wall decoration. Get more information on this project at Design Rulz.
4. Plaster plant cast
This pretty take on the plaster-flower trend is more delicate. You use real flowers and things you find outside to create plaster artwork. Check out some of the beautiful pieces featured on Colossal.
5. Plaster-dipped flowerpot
Give your herbs and spices a makeover with this adorable pot. After using plaster to coat your flowers, you can attach it to a pot to dress up your favorite plant. Have fun with these by painting the petals or adding jewels or extra pop.Check out the cute design on Crafty Chica.
6. Plaster flower picture
Try a more traditional project for your plaster flowers. Choose a frame that's the same color as the plaster (white if you don't add tint), add plastered flowers, and hang it on your wall. Use different flowers in each frame for a modern design pop. Make has the full project.
7. Pretty plaster garbage can
There's no need to throw your trash in an ugly bin! Make it pretty by attaching plaster flowers to a wire garbage can. Note: The flowers are heavier in plaster, so you might want to try smaller flowers first. Check out the cute results on The Bluebirds Are Nesting.
8. Plaster rose sculpture
This project is decidedly elegant! It looks stunning in all white (no tint needed), but you could go a little artsy and tint just a few of the flowers (or all of them). This project uses paper roses, but you can use any flowers you get from the dollar store. Check out the full tutorial from Ozma of Odds.
Ready to make these projects? Watch the full plaster of Paris technique in the video below:
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