Here's math that we really like:
BEAUTIFUL + LOW MAINTENANCE = 💛 💛 💛
That's why we love dried flowers so much.
Dried Florals are Magic
For us, dried floral bouquets are a revelation and can add to any space. You can make a bouquet once and then enjoy them for YEARS to come. Truly.
Our love for dried flowers is why we put together our dried floral bar in the shop! We have a bunch of dried flowers all lined up on a farmhouse table, and we invite you to play! To dig in and make your own bouquet.
Some folks dig right in and start creating, but others feel like they would LOVE to make their own bouquet, but they don't feel like they know how.
The truth is there's no "right" way to create your dried floral bouquet. But we wanted to help give you a starting point, so we asked our florist friend Liz of Marigold and Green to share some tips. And boy did she deliver!
Here are Liz's tips on creating a dried floral bouquet... even if you don't have any experience.
How to Make a Dried Floral Bouquet: Tips from Local Florist Liz of Marigold and Green
Making a dried flower bouquet can be a fun and creative project, so don't feel intimidated! With a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful and unique bouquet that you can be proud of.
Choosing your flowers
Deciding which flowers to choose can be the hardest part!
- Start off by thinking about a color palette to use. Will you create a monochromatic or more pick flowers with a variety of colors to create a vibrate color scheme?
- Next, think about creating different textures and heights within the arrangement. For example, you can use some flowers with a more delicate or airy feel, and balance them out with more substantial blooms or dried greenery.
Arrange Your Flowers
Once you have chosen your flowers, begin arranging them in your hand. Take your time and adjust the position of each flower until you are happy with the overall shape and size of the bouquet.
Tip: Group flowers in odd numbers, such as threes or fives, which creates a more visually interesting and dynamic arrangement.
Don't worry if it takes a few tries to get the perfect arrangement - it's all part of the creative process!
Remember to secure the stems with florist wire or floral tape to hold the flowers together. Finally, add a ribbon of your choice to finish it off!
Enjoy your everlasting flowers!
Huge thanks to Liz of Marigold & Green for putting together these tips for us! She's a local florist with some pretty amazing offers... go check out her rental flower bar (!!!), flower subscriptions, or her Instagram.
In Seattle? Come on over!
Ready to make your own dried floral bouquet? If you're in Seattle, come into our retail shop and pull from our dried floral stem bar.
The specific flowers we have varies depending on availability (feel free to call to ask), but we often have: strawflower, ammobium, marigold, larkspur, verbena, lavender, poppy pods, eucalyptus, billy buttons, bunny tails, statice, dusty miller + much more.
Top photo is from Hallie Kathryn Photography