Beach cruisers make me happy but beach cruisers decorated with the prettiest florals? Those have me doing high kicks. We first fell in love with this floral infused bicycle here and have since been dreaming of crafting a get away bike of our very own. The Little Things, Sweet Annie Floral Design and Ruth Eileen Photography came to the rescue with this simple DIY that will leave you doing high kicks and maybe a few jazz hands too.
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From The Little Things…A custom, floral laden beach cruiser just might be the ultimate “getaway vehicle” for any beach celebration, and they’re easier to put together than you may think! Be prepared for envious stares as you’re riding off into the sunset on your own personalized floral beauty!
Blank hanging sign
Flowers with thick, sturdy bases, such as roses, dahlias, carnations, zinnias
Floral wire, clipped into 6” pieces
Start with an awesome beach cruiser- preferably one that you grabbed off of Craigslist and fixed up to suit your color palette (like we did)!
Use your squeeze paint to write something simple and sweet on your hanging sign, such as “hitched,” “Mr. and Mrs.,” or “forever.” Be sure to practice writing with the squeeze paint first!
While your sign is drying, place your basket on the bike and secure it with zip ties. Fill your bike basket with florals until it’s bursting at the seams, and use another zip tie (or floral wire) to hang your sign.
Take your flowers out of water and clip them so only the base of the flower remains. Thread the floral wire through the base of each flower.
Take your wired flowers and place them up against the wheel spokes, starting from the inside of the wheel and working outward. Wrap the wire together and around the spokes as needed so the flowers are affixed and will stay in place throughout the day.
Once complete, clip off any extra floral wire peeking through, and you’re finished and ready to ride off in the best beach cruiser ever!
Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Floral Design: Sweet Annie Floral Design | Design And Concept: The Little Things | Venue: Beach