this is a great project for valentine's day, but could easily be adapted to suit any season or decor just by switching out the flowers. (personally, i think it would look so cute in a little girl's room or on a vanity table.)
candlestick - thrift or dollar store finds work great!
styrofoam ball - mine's about 3 inches, i think.
silk flowers - once again, the dollar store usually has some. (but these came from joann's.) get twice as many as you think you'll need! i originally got 2 bunches but ended up needing 3 1/2.
craft glue of your choice
1. attach your styrofoam ball to the candlestick. you could use hot glue or epoxy...but i'll let you in on a little secret. i just stuck mine on with double stick tape. that way i can switch out the top if i want or take it off for easier storage.
2. pull the flower heads off your sprig, leaving the bottom stem attached. (see photo.) squeeze some glue onto the stem. then, starting at the base of your ball, shove the stem of your flower firmly into the foam.
3. continue this process, placing the flowers in rows as you move up the ball.
4. once your ball is completely covered, tie a ribbon around your candlestick.
it's not a complicated project, but the result is so pretty.
add it to a little valentine's vignette for a romantic look.