Is that the cool note of fall I feel creeping in the air? I can sense the change of season right away, as I am always looking forward to cooler temps. This year I’m actually on the ball and have already started prepping for autumn. I’m starting with a few dried arrangements and this one, in particular, is all the fall things.
It’s time we talk about dried floral arrangements. It’s clear if you follow my stories on Instagram that I have a deep love of floral design, and lately, it’s all about the natural textures and hues. Dried florals are the perfect embodiment of organic design, not to mention a ton of fun to whip up. You just need a good vase! Check out the DIY for the one I used here.
The first step in designing your fall arrangements is to source the blooms. Craft stores are beginning to carry more and more variety. I also recommend floral supply stores and online retailers. Some flowers you will need to dry yourself, so pay attention to seasons, and make friends with a local florist. You’ll see the names of the plants I went with below.
Supplies needed for DIY natural dried arrangement:
Several dried flowers and ornamental grasses
A milk vase
Aqua Net or sticky hair spray
To prevent your grasses from getting all over the place, prep them with hair spray; the same trick works on dried flowers that need securing.
First, lay the palm leaf flat on a table and start arranging the rest of the blooms on top of the palm leaf. I like to place my tallest, most prominent plants like pampas grass in the back and the larger more clunky flowers such as the sugarbush in the front. Once you are satisfied with your design, use floral tape to loosely bind the bouquet. Add the arrangement to a milk vase and adjust as needed.
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