How to Make a Dried Flower Arrangement


Floral arrangements add accents of beauty and hints of aroma to your home surroundings, and depending on your decor scheme, different arrangements accentuate the environment more. Dried floral arrangements, an alternative to silk floral arrangements, create a bohemian appeal to even contemporary homes. Making a dried flower arrangement to add to your own home's decor is a simple process, and you can experiment with a variety of flowers and craft materials. Obtain an assortment of dried flowers for your craft by either drying them yourself or buying them from a country craft supply store or online retailer. Dried flowers, such as carnations, Gerber daisies, tiger lilies and roses, are attractive for a home arrangement.

Step 1

Place your selection of dried flowers into the vase of your choice.

Step 2

Allow the flowers to fall naturally in the vase, as they don't require strategic arranging.

Step 3

Place a few dried eucalyptus spikes into the vase, strategically. Even dry, eucalyptus still produces a fresh and pleasant aroma, adding to the ambiance of the dried arrangement. Follow the eucalyptus spikes with a couple shoots of dried bamboo for added texture.

Step 4

Hold a can of hairspray about 5 inches from the flowers and spray a fine mist of it over the entire surface of the floral arrangement. Rotate the vase so you spray every side of the arrangement. Allow the hairspray to dry on the flowers. The hairspray further preserves the dried blossoms, keeping them intact.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted dried flowers
  • Hairspray (maximum hold)
  • Decorative vase
  • Eucalyptus spikes
  • Decorative dried bamboo shoots


  • Texas A&M University Extension: Drying Flowers
  • University of Missouri: Drying Flowers and Foliage for Arrangements
Keywords: drying flowers, dried floral crafts, floral arrangements

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