Making little dried flower gifts
Using up floral odds and ends
I had some bits and bobs and offcuts left over from various floristry projects. I absolutely hate throwing anything away so was looking for things to do with them and came up with two answers! Firstly I made anything with a stem up to about 10cm long into a little dried flower bouquet, and secondly dry flowers with no stem have been sorted into tiny jars.
How to make tiny bouquets
- Take three to five little stems of co-ordinating flowers such as Gypsophila, Rice flower, Hydrangea, Statice, Limonium, Eucalyptus, Carthamus, Wheat, Oats and Fern. Some of mine were natural and some were dyed.
- Hold carefully while you wrap the stems three times with the twine, and tie a half knot.
- Trim the ends of the stems and twine.
By the way I hope you like my bling scissors – they were in a sale and I couldn’t resist them, but they cut ribbon and twine really well! The twine is by Nutscene in a dark teal, although I couldn’t tell you the precise shade.
Tiny gift jars of flowers
These cute little jam jars came from Wilko and are only about 5cm high and they have gold screw-top lids.
How to make jam jar flower gifts
- Tiny flowers and botanicals I’ve found to fill the jars so far include: Hydrangeas, Rice flower and Gyp pieces, tiny Pine cones and seed pods, Fern fronds, dyed Moss, Statice, Clover flowers and Rhodanthus buds.
- Once full, add a pretty sticker and finish with twine around the lid.
Tiny dried flowers jar
Inexpensive Christmas gifts with a botanical twist
I’m writing this in November, and in the run up to Christmas, little makes like this can make great little stocking fillers and table decorations. See my Christmas section for seasonal projects using inexpensive natural materials and botanicals.