Placing a rose petal in between a book is one of the oldest forms of preservation of flowers and memories. Through the years, crafters became more creative with their presentation of dried flowers. You can now make a hand bouquet of dried flowers for a wedding or make a flower arrangement of dried flowers for your wedding car. Below are more ideas on how to create long-lasting appeal with dried flowers:
- Dried Flower Crowns
This is a lovely accessory for prom, homecoming, weddings, bridal showers, and other events. It lends a touch of romantic and rustic appeal to the event. Dried flower crowns win over plastic flower crowns as it looks more alive and yet you don’t have to worry about the flowers looking wilted before the end of the day.
- Dried Flower Brooch
You can also DIY a brooch for the groom and his entourage, your prom date, or even for your entourage. Dried flower brooches are awesome to have as a keepsake after the special occasion is over. You can find several tutorials online on how to make dried flower brooches without pressing or flattening the flowers.
- Dried Flower/Leaves Confetti
If you like the idea of confetti but don’t want to be wasteful with paper or plastic confetti, dried flowers and leaves make an eco-friendly choice. You can dried flowers for a birthday, a wedding photo shoot, or on the big day itself. Pressed or air-dried flowers add a whimsical touch to your celebration. You can also punch holes of different sizes and shapes on dried leaves to make your confetti.
- Ombre Dried Flower Wall
Dried flowers of varying shades can make a great backdrop for photo ops. It is also a wonderful addition to your room, perfect for preserving flowers from your debut, dates, anniversary, or wedding day.
- Dried Flower Hanging Garland
You can make a hanging mobile using a dried branch, some strings, and dried flowers. You can also add some dried leaves to add to the variety of your hanging ornament. You can hang it by the door or on a wall. You can also add a satin ribbon at the top for a romantic appeal. It gives a nice pop of color to a rather blank wall.
- Framed Press Flower Monogram
If you have some pressed flowers in between books, why not frame them? Arrange them in the shape of your initials and use a wooden frame to add a more countryside appeal. You can also use a black frame to modernize this beautiful creation.
- Dried Flowers Shadow Box
This technique of preserving flowers is a great idea for preserving a wedding bridal bouquet. If you have special bouquets that you want to preserve in its original arrangement without having to tear down the arrangement to press the flowers, find some tutorials online to create a DIY shadow box. You can also find a florist that can help you make a shadow box with dried flowers.
- Dried Flower Monogram Art
If you don’t like framing pressed flowers, you can also create a big monogram block of dried flowers for your wall art. Dried flowers have a lot of visual texture and will draw attention the moment you enter the room.
- Dried Flower Bouquet
While you’re at a flower shop, you can also ask your local florists to create a bouquet of dried flowers you can give as a gift. This is a beautiful idea as you don’t have to worry about counting the days until your flowers start to droop and no longer give life to your home. This floral arrangement will last throughout the season in your home.
- Dried Flower Candles
This makes a great giveaway at weddings and other special occasions. You can also make a few of these for your coffee table or your bedside table at home. Adding dried flowers to your scented or DIY soy candle making at home will surely add a romantic and homey feel to your crafts.
- Dried Flower Potpourri
You don’t need fresh flowers to create potpourri. An abundance of dried flowers and a few drops of essential oils is a great way to extend the fragrance of flowers. You can also give these potpourri bowls as a gift to friends.
- Dried Flower Scented Sachet
These scented sachets are not meant to be hidden in the closet. If you have bowls of potpourri, you can make a solid scented sachet and use that in place of an air freshener to make your home smelling great! Bonus: It makes for a lovely wall art décor too.
- Wooden Dried Flower Coasters
This is another special project you can make using pressed flowers. It works best using a combination of large flowers and a dainty flower. You can also add a few leaves to make the presentation more beautiful. These DIY coasters are also functional. It would make a great gift for a homemaker, mom, in-law, or even for your hubby.
- Dried Flower Canvas Wall Art
There are plenty of home décor ideas you can make using dried flowers and this is one. If you like to make art on a piece of canvas but you don’t have the talent for painting, you can use dried flowers to make an original masterpiece instead. It’s also a no-fuss idea and a breeze to make. You can either paint the stems or intentionally dry the stems too so you can create this piece of art.
- Dried Flower Door Wreath
This hanging ornament is a fantastic way to beautify your home throughout the year. Different flowers lend a different appeal so you can make a dried flower door wreath for the holidays too. There are limitless ways you can make a door wreath that will perfectly complement different holidays and occasions at home or even in your local shop or restaurant that you own.
- Dried Flower Terrarium
Flowers on a vase is not the only way you can create a presentation of a floral arrangement. You can also make a home terrarium or miniature garden for your desk or a centerpiece for the dining table or kitchen counter. You have plenty of options on what type of box, jar, or glass container you want to use to create your terrarium in. You can also add rocks and moss to create a lovely effect.
- Journaling/Scrapbooking with Dried Flowers
Don’t just press the flowers you got from your crush in between the pages of your diary, turn that page into art so each time you see this journal entry, you will know how special you felt. You can also use this idea when you’re making a scrapbook. It is less costly than buying scrapbook materials and it is environmentally-friendly too.
- Pressed and Dried Flower Phone Case
Now, this is an idea that is becoming a trend. You can either use plain-colored cases, go for a white case, or a transparent phone case. You will love taking phone calls, playing apps, and messaging your friends with a phone that has a trendy flower case made using decoupage techniques.
There you go, eighteen clever ways for a long-lasting flower bouquet that you can enjoy for years to come. You can make them for home décor or as a giveaway or gifts to your family and friends. There are crafts that can be done using pressed flowers or air-dried flowers. Try them.