How to Make Fake Dirt for Floral Arrangements

Budget-friendly crafts are a creative way to save money and decorate a space. Adults and kids alike will enjoy making simple, aromatic floral arrangements with "dirt" made from edible chocolate and coffee.

Things You'll Need

  • Styrofoam
  • Coffee grounds
  • Glue
  • Pot
  • Silk flowers
  • Paper towels
  • Newspaper
  • Chocolate roses
  • Strawberry

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Set a flower pot on a table covered with newspapers. Put a piece of Styrofoam into the pot. The size of the Styrofoam depends on how many flowers you have, and how much "dirt" you want to be visible. Use a taller piece of Styrofoam for more dirt to show; it should be less than 2 inches from the top of the pot.

Cover the top of the Styrofoam with Elmer's glue. Use paper towels to smear the glue, if necessary.

Push chocolate roses into the Styrofoam by the stems.

Pour coffee grounds into the pot. Make sure all of the glue is covered with the grounds.

Cover pieces of strawberries with powdered sugar. Place them on the dirt to create a snow-covered effect.

Tips & Warnings

  • Only use enough coffee grounds to cover the glue; only the top layer will stick.
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