Learn how to make a beautiful DIY Dried Flower Arrangement with this easy tutorial. Decorate your home for fall with an everlasting bouquet of pretty fall-hued preserved flowers, grasses and branches.
Fall is inching its way closer and I am taking baby steps this year. Don’t get me wrong, fall is my absolute favorite season, but I am taking it a bit slower this year. I’ve transitioned some of my pillows and accents to rich, fall colors. But I haven’t gone full blown pumpkin yet, lol!
- DIY Dried Flower Arrangement
DIY Dried Flower Arrangement
If you missed it, I shared over on Instagram that we recently painted this shiplap wall in our living room a rich, dark green color. Paint is Studio Green by Farrow & Ball. I LOVE the color and it’s the perfect backdrop for this new DIY Dried Flower Arrangement that I made for our mantel.
This pretty arrangement reminds me of this Rustic Eucalyptus Wreath that I made a few years ago with fresh eucalyptus branches and dried flower stems.
Making this bouquet of pretty fall-hued dried grasses and flowers was easy and I’m excited to share how it all came together. Keep reading for all the details!
How To Arrange Dried Flowers
What I love most about making a DIY dried flower arrangement is how much easier it to work with the stems. While they are more rigid than fresh flowers, dried flowers and grasses can be arranged in a more haphazard way. There is definitely a rustic feel to a dried flower bouquet.
It is best to arrange dried flowers in groups, rather than individually by the stem. Let me show you how I arranged this fall version.
Start with your largest bunch of flowers. This dried babies breath is perfect for holding all the other flowers and grasses in place. I cut the stem accordingly and placed it directly inside my vase.
Next, add another grouping of large flowers. I kept the eucalyptus stems together and tucked them into the dried babies breath branches.
Add the rest of your dried flowers to the arrangement. I placed the pampas grass stems on one side and allowed them to sort of cascade down. I added a few stems of the bunny tails and white nigella to the front of the arrangement and places where I felt the bouquet needed some texture and interest.
Tip: Spray your pampas grass with hairspray to prevent it from shedding!
Dried Flower Arrangement In A Vase
When you are shopping for dried flowers, it can add up pretty quickly, but this DIY dried flower arrangement will last forever! And you will have a few bundles of bunny grass, nigella and maybe some pampas grass leftover for another project or vase.
And since fall is just barely making her entrance, I can transition this arrangement through the season by adding more color to it.
DIY Fall Arrangement Supplies & Sources
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Now, check out these Fall DIY ideas that my friends have shared today. Happy creating!
DIY Textured Vase at The Happy Housie
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Fall Wreath How-to at Hallstrom Home
Fall Dried Flower Arrangement at Modern Glam
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DIY Inexpensive Fall Wreath at The Happy Happy Nester
How to Make a Fall Wreath at A Pretty Life
Air Dry Clay Leaf Twinkle Lights at Clean & Scentsible
Embroidery Insects at Life is a Party
Dried Florals for Fall at Lemon Thistle
DIY Feather Wreath at Dans le Lakehouse
DIY Fall Wreath Tutorial at She Gave it a Go
How to Make a Succulent Table Runner at My Sweet Savannah
DIY Fall Harvest Nut Wreath at Sincerely, Marie Designs
DIY Fall Cutting Board with a Cricut at The DIY Mommy