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.
1. Plaster of Paris 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.
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.
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.
4. Plaster-dipped flowerpot
Give your herbs and spices a makeover with this adorable flower pot idea. 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.
5. 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.
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6. 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 below: (If you want to be super matchy matchy, we recommend a white wire basket.)
7. Plaster rose sculpture
This project featured below 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).
A single rose can also have a more dramatic effect as shown below.