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How to Decorate a Floor Vase Using Dried Flowers

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Overview

Enhancing the decor of any room from floor to ceiling utilizes a variety of options from elegant light fixtures and decorative ceiling tiles to area rugs and ornate throw pillows. Highlight these decorative touches with a floor vase arrangement filled with a touch of outdoors blending nature's colors along with those of any room. From tall stems of grass and reeds to tiny straw flowers and delicate baby's breath, enhance any room with an array of long-lasting natural dried blooms.

Freestanding Floral Arrangement

Step 1

Place the vase in a work area that provides plenty of light and easy access to an electrical outlet.

Step 2

Lay assorted flowers, foam, scissors, paper or peanuts and moss on the worktable. Plug in the glue gun and place in a safe area.

Step 3

Create a freestanding arrangement using flowers and grasses inserted into the mouth of the vase. Depending on the height of the vase and the flower or grass stems, adjust the stem length by trimming stems to the proportionate height desired for the arrangement.

Step 4

Fill the base of large floor vases with layers of newspaper crushed into balls or foam peanuts for painted vases. For clear see-through vases, use tissue paper crushed into balls, decorative sand, pebbles, acrylic water or gel cubes and beads. The fillers serve as a platform that allows regulating the height of the flowers and holds the stems in place. Once all stems are in place, fill the vase with additional filler within 2-inches of the lip of the rim.

Step 5

Fill in and around each stem with moss to cover the filler, which adds extra security for the stems and adds a natural touch to the arrangement. Apply a dollop of hot glue to short flower stems and insert the stems into the moss to add additional color to the arrangement.

Stationary Floral Arrangement

Step 1

Measure the mouth of the vase from one side of the rim to the other side. Use the knife to cut a piece of Styrofoam matching the dimensions of the vases' mouth.

Step 2

Place the foam piece over the opening and gently press into place just enough to ensure it will fit the opening. Remove the foam and place on the worktable.

Step 3

Apply 2 to 3 thin layers of hot glue over the top of the foam then cover with enough moss to conceal the foam. Allow to dry.

Step 4

Place the foam on the worktable. Select assorted flowers using the craft scissors to trim excess length and remove unnecessary leaves. Begin inserting the flowers into the foam to create the arrangement. An option for extra hold is to add a dollop of hot glue to each stem prior to inserting into the foam.

Step 5

Insert the arrangement securely into the vase opening. Be sure the piece is level before pressing down on both sides of the foam at the same time wedging it inside the opening as far as possible. Carefully add additional flowers to the arrangement, if needed. Add moss between the stems and hot glue pieces around the outer edge of the base to cover any exposed foam.

Tips and Warnings

  • Place the hot glue gun in a location where it is not accessible by children or pets or easily turned over.

Things You'll Need

  • Large vase
  • Assorted dried flowers
  • Craft scissors
  • Knife
  • Newspaper
  • Foam peanuts
  • Sand
  • Acrylic water
  • Gel beads
  • Pebbles
  • Bag of moss
  • Hot glue gun
  • Clear glue sticks
  • Sheet of Styrofoam
  • Tape measure
Keywords: floor vase arrangement, dried flower arrangement, dried flower arrangements, decorative floor vases, decorating floor vases

About this Author

Vickie Ferguson began freelancing in1998 and hasn't put the pen down since. Her editorial stints have included working as a reviewer, managing editor and senior managing editor. She writes for several websites and covers a range of topics, including travel guides, gardening, home decor, crafts, pets and wildlife. Ferguson specializes in flower craft articles and has worked in the flower craft business for some time.