DIY dried flower bouquet
Make your own bouquet from dried flower bunches such as delphiniums, dried oats, and daisy-like white acroclinium or similar white rhodanthus flowers.
How to make a dried flower bouquet
I used one bunch each of the flowers listed above, except the acroclinium, which only required 12-15 stems. As well as the flowers, you will need some ribbon, an elastic band, secateurs and sharp scissors for this DIY project.
Start with four bunches of dried flowers
Prepare the delphinium stems by removing any side shoots and sharp sticks
Make a DIY hand-tied bouquet
Holding the bouquet in one hand, slowly build it up by adding a stem at a time (a few stems of oats), rotating the bunch a little each time and slowly placing the stems lower down the bunch
Tie a ribbon around the flowers. (L-R) Wrap the ribbon around the flowers three times; tie a half-knot so that one end points top right; make a loop with each end; wrap one loop around the other and pull through. If you’re not confident that the ribbon will hold the flowers in place, wrap an elastic band around the stems before you start and hide it underneath
Finished professional-looking bow. Trim the ribbon ends at an angle and cut the stems straight across.
Display the dried flowers as a gift or in a vase
The finished bouquet is about 45cm long and is suitable to give as a gift, or skip the ribbon stage and display informally in a jug
Make a floral posy with the trimmings
Collect together all the loose stems that are left over for a small matching posy
Buy dried flower bunches
These dried flower bunches are available to buy in our shop via these links:
Pink delphinium bunch – this dried flower bunch is available most of the year
(white delphinium bunch available seasonally).
White rhodanthus dried flower bunch or similar white acroclinium dried flower bunch
Dried oats bunch – we can usually supply this dried grass year round.
For what’s looking good right now – visit our new Seasonal Dried Flowers department.
For our full list – see our dried flower bunches department.
Read more about making dried flower bouquets