Make a pink dried flower bouquet

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.

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Start with four bunches of dried flowers

processing dried flower bunch for diy hand-tied bouquet

Prepare the delphinium stems by removing any side shoots and sharp sticks

Make a DIY hand-tied bouquet

making dried flower 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

tying dried flower bunches to make a DIY hand-tied bouquet

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

finished pink dried flower bouquet

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

matching dried flower posy

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

2 responses so far.

  1. Rebecca Heather says:

    Good Evening,
    I want to make a DIY dried flower bouquet with dried heather as the main theme. I have dried bunches of lung and bell heather. Could you recommend some dried flowers that would compliment the heather in the bouquet.

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Rebecca,
      That’s a tricky one – if you include flowers with larger heads, they will naturally dominate. You could mix in some blue dried lavender or white dried gypsophila for a bit of contrast, or some dried grasses – I think oats might look quite nice, which dry a pale green colour.
      Good luck! Ruth

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