How to Decorate a Picture Frame with Dried Flowers


You can dress up an old or new unfinished picture frame with dried flowers. Use home-grown dried straw flowers, miniature rosebuds or purchased blossoms. The frame can display little girl, engagement or wedding photos. It can be hung on a wall or set up on a table surface or shelf. The colorful frame will make a nice gift or personal home decoration. You can easily learn how to decorate a picture frame with dried flowers. This is a craft that can be done with children that have shown patience when crafting.

Step 1

Prepare dried flowers by removing floral wire or stems with wire cutters or heavy shears. Lay the flower heads on the worktable.

Step 2

Place frame on to a freezer paper lined work surface. The paper protects the work table from the thick glue. Pour about 1/4 cup of white tacky glue on to a foil pie plate or plastic container cover. You can choose to use a hot glue gun if you are crafting this project alone. Tacky glue is safer when working with children.

Step 3

Dip a sponge brush into the tacky glue and apply a thick layer straight down the length of the bottom of the frame. Fill the bottom area in with the glue.

Step 4

Place dried flower blossoms in a uniform line down the length of the glued surface. Continue placing flowers in an even row until the area is filled in.

Step 5

Repeat by continuing in horizontal lines with glue and flowers until the entire frame is covered. Finish by applying flowers to the sides of the frame.

Things You'll Need

  • Unfinished wooden or chip board frame
  • Dried flower heads
  • Freezer or wax paper
  • White tacky glue or glue gun
  • Sponge crafting brush


  • What to do with your dried flowers

Who Can Help

  • Dried flowers from Victory Garden
Keywords: dried flower craft, frame decoration, dried flowers

About this Author

Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written ad copy and online content for Demand Studios and Associated Content. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Chilldren's Literature course in 1988.