Thursday, 11 May 2017

DIY - Dried Flowers Arrangements

Dried flowers bouquet - the star of the dining table

I love flowers and I always have fresh flowers in my vases, but they eventually dry out. There was a time when I never had flowers in my home, precisely for this reason. Slowly, I started to buy fresh flowers because I needed them as props for my product photography. Then I kind of got used to how my home looks like with flowers so I made sure my vases were full all the time.

On my recent visit to Knightshayes Court, there was a dried flowers bouquet on sale so I bought it. At the time I didn't have any plans with it, just to find a space for it along with a dried poppies bouquet, but after visiting a few home decor shops I saw those jars with plastic flowers everywhere. They look very pretty and I do have some plastic flowers I got from a friend that I don't really know where to put or how to use so I thought I could make some floral arrangements. As I was getting ready, I laid my eyes on the dried flowers bouquet in the corner of my window, so I instantly changed my mind.

Separating and cutting the flowers

I was so excited about them that I started my project straight away, without taking photos of the bouquet, but I managed to take some as I was making the arrangements. This is an easy project that everyone can do and you can use any flowers you want, including plastic or paper ones.

You will need:

  • dried flowers of your choice
  • transparent jars 
  • lace to put around the jar
  • scissors to cut the stems 
  • needle and thread to sew the lace

Getting the lace ready

I placed some dried flowers that fell off inside the jar and then I started to add dried poppies and other dried flowers one by one, cutting them to the right length. As I was placing the flowers in the jar, I noticed some lavender and purple flowers that I thought would look nice together so I put them on a side to use for a second arrangement that I placed in a bamboo candle holder.

Using the leftovers 

In the end, I was left with a few flowers that I placed in a rustic style jug but I might use them for another transparent jar floral arrangement. The pictures show the 'making of' process and while I was writing this blog, I came out with an idea of how I can use the plastic ones I've got from my friend. I am thinking of somewhere outside.

Happy with the floral arrangements 
If at any point you want to change your decor, simply place your jar with the dried flowers bouquet in a flower pot as I did in the below picture. 

Dried flowers bouquet by Teodora Totorean

2 comments:

  1. My nan used to grow those helichrysums every year especially to refresh her dried flower arrangements, I've not seen them for years, what lovely memories. I love how many different arrangements you got from your bunch.

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