Craft Ideas for Dried Flowers and Dried Flower Petals
Wondering what you can make with dried flowers and dried flower petals? Need ideas for what you can do with old pressed flowers or dried flowers from a wedding, prom, your birthday bouquet or from any other special occasion? Well, if you need ideas for dried flowers crafts in any form, keep scrolling: You’ll find bunches of ideas for dried flower decoupage art, dried flower arrangements, dried flower wreaths and more.
What Can I Make from Dried Flowers? Find Dried Flowers Crafts Ideas:
Dried Flower Decoupage Art
Dried Flower Arrangements
Dried Flower Wedding Bouquet
Here’s an example of a wedding bouquet that can be made using dried flowers. Isn’t it beautiful? And an arrangement like this is easy to make. Simply choose your flowers; arrange them artistically, paying attention to the color placement; bundle them together; and tie the bouquet at the base with ribbon or twine to keep the flowers together.
Dried Flower Wreath
To make a dried flower wreath, you need a wreath form, some dried flowers, some greenery and a way to attach your flowers to your wreath. Some people use florists’ u-shaped pins, otherwise known as “floral pins” or “greening pins” for this; some people use a hot glue gun; and some people use twine to tie them on. What you use is up to you! You could also use corn husks, evergreen branches, or other botanical materials. Bows and other embellishments are also an option.
There are many different types of wreath forms. A grapevine wreath is particularly lovely to use with dried flowers, but you can choose whichever type of wreath form inspires you.
To make your wreath, you might want to plan your design out on paper before you start. Then simply spread all your materials out on the table; grab the flowers you need and attach them to the wreath form using your greening pins, hot glue gun or twine. That’s it! It’s easy! When you’re finished, you’ll have a gorgeous wreath made from dried flowers and botanicals.
Oshibana: Dried Flower Art
One of our top FAQs: “What is dried flower art called?” It could potentially have many different names, but one of the most popular names for it is “Oshibana” (押し花 in Japanese.) This term is used to describe dried flowers, dried flower petals, dried leaves, dried stems and other dried botanicals that have been arranged to create a picture.
How to Make Pressed Flowers (This is SO EASY!)
To make pressed flowers, you need some freshly-picked flowers and a stack of heavy books. Simply open the books and insert the flowers between the pages. Close the books carefully and stack them on top of each other, making sure that the books with the flowers are at the bottom of the pile. You’ll have to be patient for the flowers to dry out; this process takes time. As time passes, the moisture will evaporate from the flowers, and you’ll end up with pressed, dried flowers.
So there you have it: Dried Flower Crafts Ideas including pressed flowers, Oshibana, decoupage art, dried flower bouquets, and dried flower wreaths. We hope you enjoyed this roundup of dried flower crafts.
Over to You:
Have you tried any of these dried flower craft ideas? IF so, we’d love to know which project(s) you tried, and how your project(s) turned out. The floor is open for comments, so please drop us a note and share your experiences with dried flowers crafts. Thanks in advance for any insights you’ll share!
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Posted By: Amy Solovay
This page was last updated on 8-26-2022.