What to do with Dried Flowers: 13 Ideas for a Rainy Day

Dried flowers are a beautiful and unique way to decorate your home. They add a touch of elegance and romance, and can be used to create stunning displays.

There are many ways to use dried flowers in your home. You can display them in vases, use them to create a floral arrangement or create some stunning everlasting flower crafts.

If you're not sure what to do with dried flowers, here are some ideas:

1. Pressed flower frames

Pressed flowers make beautiful and unique frames. You can press your own flowers, or you can purchase pressed flowers from a craft store. The easiest way to make a pressed flower frame is to arrange the pressed flowers and add them to a backing card. Then, you can place the card into a picture frame.

How to make pressed flower frames:

- Pick flowers that are flat and not too thick.

- Place the flowers between two sheets of wax paper.

- Put the wax paper and flowers in a heavy book.

- Leave the flowers for two weeks, then check on them.

- Once the flowers are dry, remove them from the wax paper and glue them to a frame, or add them to a piece of card paper and place them inside a photo frame.

2. Create a wreath

Dried flower wreaths are perfect for any season and make a beautiful addition to any home. You can purchase a pre-made wreath, or you can make your own at home.

How to make a dried flower wreath:

- Gather a variety of dried flowers and foliage.

- Tie the stems together with florist wire or string.

- Wrap the wreath base with the stems, making sure to secure them well.

- Hang the wreath on a door or wall.

3. Make bath salts

Bath salts are a wonderful way to relax and unwind after a long day. You can make your own bath salts at home, and adding dried flowers is a great way to customise them.

How to make dried flower bath salts:

- Combine 1 cup of Epsom salt, 1 cup of sea salt and 1 cup of baking soda in a bowl.

- Mix in 1 tablespoon of dried lavender, rosemary or chamomile.

- Add 10 drops of essential oils, if desired.

- Store the bath salts in a glass jar.

To use, add 1/2 cup of the bath salts to a warm bath and enjoy.

4. Make a flower garland

Garlands are a beautiful way to decorate your home for any occasion. You can create a garland using all dried flowers, or you can mix fresh and dried flowers together.

How to make a dried flower garland:

- Gather a variety of dried flowers and foliage.

- Tie the stems together with florist wire or string.

- Hang the garland on a door, wall or staircase.

5. Arrange a flower bouquet

Bouquets are a classic way to display flowers. You can create a bouquet using all dried flowers, or you can mix fresh and dried flowers together.

We recommend starting with the larger dried flowers such as dried banksia, dried palms or proteas. These flowers will be the focus of your everlasting bouquet.

Then, start adding in smaller flowers and 'fillers' such as dried baby's breath and add in dried hydrangea to finish.

The best way to create a dried flower bouquet is to just experiment with different flowers of all sizes and textures. Flower arranging really is an art and may not come naturally to everyone!

How to arrange a dried flower bouquet:

- Gather a variety of dried flowers.

- Remove the leaves from the stems.

- Cut the stems to different lengths.

- Arrange the flowers in a vase or jar.

6. Preserving flowers in resin

Resin is a great way to preserve flowers. You can use all fresh flowers, or you can mix fresh and already dried flowers together.

How to use dried flowers in resin:

- Gather a variety of dried flowers.

- Remove the leaves from the stems.

- Arrange the flowers in a silicone mould.

- Mix equal parts resin and hardener.

- Pour the resin over the flowers.

- Allow the resin to cure for 24 hours.

- Remove the flowers from the mould.

7. Create resin coasters

Resin coasters are a beautiful and practical way to use dried flowers.

How to make resin coasters with dried flowers:

- Gather a variety of dried flowers.

- Remove the leaves from the stems.

- Arrange the flowers in a silicone mould.

- Mix equal parts resin and hardener.

- Pour the resin into the mould, being careful not to disturb the flowers.

- Allow the resin to cure for 24 hours.

- Remove the coasters from the mould.

8. Create an everlasting flower arrangement

Arrangements are a beautiful way to display dried flowers. You can use all dried flowers, or you can mix silk and dried ones together.

If you're displaying dried flowers in a vase, make sure to choose the right type of vase. A clear glass vase is ideal so that the beauty of the dried flowers can shine through.

You'll also want to consider the size and shape of the vase when choosing your flowers. Make sure the flowers are not too big or too small for the vase.

When arranging the flowers in the vase, start with the biggest flowers and then fill in with smaller ones. You can also add some greenery or other filler to give the arrangement more texture.

How to make a dried flower arrangement:

- Gather a variety of your favourite dried flowers and foliage.

- Remove the leaves from the stems.

- Cut the stems to different lengths.

- Arrange the flowers in a vase or jar.

We recommend adding flowers with different textures and heights to create a stunning everlasting arrangement.

9. Add them to candles

Candles are a beautiful way to decorate your home. You can purchase candles that have dried flowers inside them, or you can create your own dried flower candles.

How to add dried flowers to candles

- Start by melting the candle wax in a double boiler.

- Remove the melted wax from the heat and add the dried flowers.

- Stir the wax and flowers together, then pour the mixture into a candle mould.

- Allow the candle to cool and harden before removing it from the mould.

10. Create potpourri

Potpourri is a great way to freshen up your home. You can make your own potpourri using dried flowers, or you can purchase it from a store.

How to make potpourri:

- Gather a variety of dried flowers and foliage.

- Place the dried flowers in a bowl or potpourri bag.

- Add a few drops of essential oil, if desired.

- Store the potpourri in a cool, dry place.

11. Make drawer sachets

Sachets are a great way to keep your clothes smelling fresh. You can make your own sachets using dried flowers, or you can purchase them from a store.

How to make dried flower sachets:

- Gather a variety of dried flowers.

- Place the dried flowers in a sachet bag.

- Sew the bag shut or tie it with a string.

- Place the sachet in a drawer or closet.

12. Flower Confetti

Petals are a beautiful way to decorate your home. You can use them to decorate vases, bowls, or platters. Or you can use them at weddings as a more sustainable confetti option.

These are just a few ideas of what you can do with dried flowers. There are many other uses for dried flowers, so get creative and have fun!

13. Create a shadow box

If you're looking for a more creative way to display your dried flowers, try putting them in a shadow box. You can create a scene using the flowers, or you can just arrange them in a beautiful way.

How to make a dried flower shadow box:

- Gather a variety of dried flowers and foliage.

- Remove the leaves from the stems.

- Cut the stems to different lengths.

- Arrange the flowers in a shadow box.

- Hang the shadow box on a wall or place it on a shelf.

FAQ

What can I do with already dried flowers?

Everlasting flowers can be used in a number of ways.

  • One way to use dried florals is to display them in a vase.
  • Another way to use dried botanicals is to create your own dried flower arrangement.
  • You can also use already dried flowers to create some dried flower crafts such as dried flowers in resin or petal confetti.

What do you do with dried flowers in a vase?

If you're displaying dried flowers in a vase, we recommend finding a spot in your home that is away from any direct sunlight, wind or humidity (so avoid placing it directly under the air conditioner). This will help to ensure that you get the most out of your florals.

We always recommend neutral flower arrangements if you aren't too sure what colour to choose. This is as neutral flower colours are timeless and you won't get sick of having a bold and bright flower display in your home in just a few short months.

The best way to use flower decoration at home is to place your dried flowers in a vase on a bedside table, coffee table or entertainment unit.

How do you keep dried flowers from falling apart?

The best way to keep dried flowers from falling apart is to use a flower sealant. This will help to keep the flowers hydrated and prevent them from crumbling.

You can also store the your dried and preserved flowers in a cool, dry place. Keep them out of direct sunlight and away from any moisture.

How do you make dried flowers last longer?

The best way to make dried flowers last longer is to use a flower sealant. This will help to keep the flowers hydrated and prevent them from crumbling.

You can also store the dried flowers in a cool, dry place. Keep them out of direct sunlight and away from any moisture.

Do dried flowers attract bugs?

Dried flowers can attract bugs if they are not stored properly. Be sure to store them in a cool, dry place. Keep them out of direct sunlight and away from any moisture. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to the flowers to help repel bugs.

Conclusion

These are just a few ideas of what you can do with dried flowers. There are many other uses for these flowers, so get creative and have fun!

Dried flowers can be a beautiful and sustainable way to decorate your home.