Saturday, 12 July 2014

Four DIY Crafts For Dried Flowers

It can be hard to throw away a vase full of cut flowers. I suppose that's why I hang them upside down to dry out in my garage. But now I can use this as DIY crafts.

1. Card stock. You've probably seen those insanely high-priced greeting cards made from handmade paper with leaves and flower petals meshed into it. Simply distress some pre-made paper or card stock (rub it with coffee grounds, stain it with tea bags, and crumple it a bit) and then rub on a little tacky glue and carefully press the petals on.

2. Sachets. Voila! Instant potpourri.

3. Wall art. Old-timey hand-drawn flowers torn from the pages of flora and fauna guidebooks have recently made their way into home stores everywhere in the guise of chic, framed art for your powder room.

4. Hats. If you're one of the many women who appreciate a good chapeau, then pretty up your brim with some dried blooms. Probably the best method for drying them is to use glycerin (which leaves the flowers slightly malleable and lasts longer than other methods).

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