How to Create Spectacular Arrangements With Dried Flowers. There nothing more eye-catching than a gorgeous flower arrangement in the home! They can create a welcoming feeling for guests, provide cheerfulness or relaxation, and are great compliments to any decor.
They can either be purchased pre-arranged or can be handmade using your favorite types of silk or dried flowers. If you’re like many of us and are on a budget, it’s a more cost-effective choice to make the arrangement yourself. This way, you’re sure to find sales on the materials and aren’t paying for someone else to do the arranging for you!
Life Imitates Art With Dried Flowers
One neat trick to making a dramatic statement in a room is to purchase a painting (or use and existing one) and re-create the scene in the picture. For example, a silver bowl filled with pears in a painting can inspire you to find a silver dish at a rummage sale or thrift store and then buy some faux pears at the craft store when they are on sale. You can probably make something like this for under $20 whereas, if you had purchased it pre-arranged, it could cost $100 or more at an upscale design accessory or craft store.
You can do the same scene mimicking with flower arrangements. Find (or use an existing) picture or painting to springboard the type of dried flowers and colors you’ll be using in your project. Even if you don’t have a picture of a flower arrangement, use any existing framed work of art and locate 3 or 4 main colors and begin there. For example, a café scene in a frame could inspire you to pick up the red in the awning, the orange in the outside bistro tables, and the brown in the jars of coffee beans inside the shop window. You can really play around with your arrangements and make the picture come to life with your arrangements! Use the tallest stalks in the center for height and then add shorter ones around the outer perimeter. If you’re using silk plants, gently bend them so they appear more like the real thing.
Ah, the Aroma of Fragrant Dried Flowers
Fragrance is one of the great advantages to using dried plants and flowers. Buy dried flowers in bulk for the best deals, for example, buy bunches instead of stalks, and you’ll save more money. Dried lavender, chamomile, China tea, eucalyptus, or roses can be bought by the bunch and have fragrances that can’t be beat! You can also buy just the dried buds of the flowers and make dishes filled with combination’s of fragrant flowers, pine cones, dried wood shavings, or tiny gourds, and sprinkle them with potpourri spray or essential oils so they can bring a pleasant aroma to any room they are in.
Budgets are Welcome
If you’re working on an especially tight budget, online coupons and specials can be found easily along with weekly specials in the paper or from your mailbox. You don’t have to look very hard to find special discounts and deals these days! You can definitely make numerous arrangements for your home with very little investment. Any of these great ideas also make super gifts to give for any occasion. Try making one for your mom, sister, or a friend and see how touched they are when they see the beautiful arrangement you’ve created just for them!