You all know how passionate I am about flowers. There’s not any specific reason on why I love them so much. I just believe flowers are one of those awesome miracles from above that smell wonderful and are one of the most beautiful pieces of nature. I can honestly say that I do not judge a flower by its type. I love all flowers and while I do have favorite go-to’s, I just really love them all! I normally love to photograph flowers. This has been one of the best ways for me to learn how to use a DSLR camera and how to perfect some of my angles and lighting. With a beautiful subject, it’s usually hard to go wrong, and this little fact encouraged me to keep taking photos when I would see how lovely they would turn out after taking them. While I love taking pictures of flowers and will still continue to do so, I have had on my mind that maybe it would be nice to change it up and incorporate flowers into our posts in a new way.

I’ve decided to come up with a few DIY projects involving real flowers where they can be made use of outside of the traditional vase. While I’ve heard people be vocal about their disliking of carnations, I have to say: What’s not to love about them? They are flowers, they are beautiful, they smell good, and the white ones are so gorgeous! One thing I love about carnations is how fluffy they are. They make a perfect filler flower and if I had a bed of these to dive into that was as cushiony as these flower mobiles, I would totally do it. My first project to share with you all are these DIY: Flower Mobiles. These make great decorations for parties and even weddings. And the great thing about carnations is that you don’t need many of them to fill the space on these wiffle balls.

Step 1: Gather your supplies. You will need 1 bouquet of fresh carnations (or around 30-50 fluffy flowers), your desired amount of hemp string, 1-3 wiffle balls, garden shears.

Step 2: Cut your hemp string and tie in a knot through a few of the holes in your wiffle balls.

Steps 3-5: Cut your flowers with enough of a stem to reach through to the other side of the wiffle ball. Insert your flower stems into the holes of your wiffle balls until they are full. (You may get to a point where the stems on the inside are taking up too much space to allow more flowers on the other sides. At this point, just cut the stems a little shorter on the new flowers you are putting in). Fluff out any flowers where there are gaps and replace any if necessary to give a more even look.

Step 6: Hang in a window for the best lighting and make more mobiles!

Photography by Marilyn Nimz


3 Comments on DIY: Flower Mobile by Marilyn

  1. cristinaelisemoreno
    August 8, 2014 at 11:34 am (7 years ago)

    This is so pretty! Also, I love carnations. They’re a simple flower; not too fussy, but pretty.

  2. Kelsey @ Badger Kitchen
    August 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm (7 years ago)

    So just sticking the flowers through the holes holds them in place? I’m looking for some DIY ideas for wedding decorations and this seems like a pretty easy and inexpensive idea!

    • Brewed Together
      August 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Kelsey! Yes, amazingly enough, with carnations, simply sticking these through the holes holds them in place very solidly. The only issue you might run into is that these will not have water, so if you are making them ahead of time, you may consider pre-cutting the flowers and storing them in the fridge the night before. Good luck with your wedding decor and congratulations! 🙂


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