Dried Flower Bouquet Tips

Dried flowers bouquets can provide beauty and colour to your home for years, as opposed to the short-lived beauty of fresh flowers.

Kits, DIY, and Pre-arranged Options

There are multiple options when it comes to original arrangement options. If you are feeling creative and are confident in your abilities to create a lovely bespoke arrangement, then DIY can be a cost-effective option. Simply purchase dried flower stems in the varieties or colours desired, and create your own bouquet.

If you are interested in DIY but don't quite trust your arrangement skills, a kit can be a viable alternative. These kits come with a selection of flowers that are all chosen because they work well together. You are then provided with instructions or inspiration sheets on arrangement methods. A benefit of a kit is that it provides a foolproof way to begin learning about flower arranging. On the other hand, if DIY doesn't sound appealing in any form, there are plenty of bespoke dried flower bouquets available that have been pre-arranged for you.

Flower Varieties

Flower varieties are important. Generally, dried flower bouquets tend to look best when they contain several different types of flowers. When choosing flowers, opt for a combination of large and small flowering types. These will provide both varying colours as well as size differences, both of which aid in creating a visually interesting bouquet.

Foliage isn't as important in dried flower arranging as it is with fresh bouquets, usually because foliage doesn't typically dry well. Yet, you may still want some filler items to add more interest. For these, look for seed pods, such as the feathery tops of certain grasses or the interesting pod arrangements of poppies and lotus flowers. These dry beautifully and can provide interest beyond the flowers themselves.

Style Goals and Display Methods

Finally, consider your final style goal and how you will display the bouquet. Most dried flowers are best in eclectic, informal displays. Combine several flowers of complimentary but varying colours, sizes, and textures, to create an attractive eclectic bouquet. Limit the choices to two or three flowers, and up to one filler. For a more formal bouquet, consider using only one type of large flower variety, such as all roses or all yarrow.

Don't overlook how you plan to use the flowers, either. For framed and small vase displays, less is more. For large vases or hanging wall cones, an abundance of flowers, perhaps tied together with a bow, can be more attractive than fewer flowers.

Contact a florist to learn more about bespoke dried flower bouquets and your options for creating your own.