Variations in shade and texture
For this DIY bouquet I combined five types of dried flower:
- Lagurus grass dyed crimson red
- Amaranth flower in natural burgundy
- Pussy willow stems from my own workshop
- Miscanthus grass, natural and fluffy
- Poppy seed pods
I built up the bouquet by adding a few stems at a time of each type in my hand, varying the length a little. Then I tied it with it a romantic red ribbon of course!
Lagurus grass dyed crimson red
There’s got to be some red in the bouquet, it is Valentine’s after all ;)
Lagurus comes in all sorts of dyed shades.
Amaranth flower in natural burgundy
This flower adds a touch of drama with its dark red shade plus texture with its tactile spires.
Pussy willow stems
This Pussy willow was sourced from a UK grower and dried in my workshop. It’s a lovely sign of spring and you can find out how to dry your own Pussy willow stems in my previous post.
Miscanthus grass, natural and fluffy
These soft, tactile grasses also lift the feel with their pale colour.
Poppy seed pods
These poppy seed heads are a similar colour to the miscanthus but a completely different shape and form, adding interest to the bouquet. They just happen to also be an inexpensive filler!
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!
All these bunches can be purchased from my shop – we even have a Valentine section (visible seasonally).