Hello fall! Have you brought out all of the fall decorations yet? Need an easy and beautiful fall decoration?

How about making beautiful DIY dried flowers in a wall basket? It is wonderful for an inside door in your home or on a wall.

stunning dried flowers

Why use dried flowers? Dried flowers are a beautiful and versatile addition to any floral arrangement. They offer a number of advantages over fresh flowers.

  • Last longer than fresh flowers – Dried flowers can last for months or even years, making them a great way to save money and reduce waste.
  • Low maintenance – Dried flowers do not need to be watered or fertilized, and they are not susceptible to pests or diseases.
  • Versatile – Dried flowers can be used in a variety of ways, such as in floral arrangements, wreaths, garlands, and potpourri. They can also be used to make crafts, such as jewelry, cards, and home decor items.
  • Beautiful – Dried flowers have a unique texture and beauty that can add interest and charm to any space.
  • Sustainable – Dried flowers are a more sustainable option than fresh flowers, as they do not require the use of pesticides or herbicides.

No matter how you choose to use them, dried flowers are a beautiful and versatile way to add a touch of nature to your life.

There is something beautiful in creating décor for your home with items from nature. Especially flowers you have grown in your garden. I love using flowers and shrubs from my gardens in my floral arrangements. It is an economical way to decorate your home.

What plants are good to dry?

Dried Hydrangea Stems

There are many wonderful flowers, herbs and shrubs to dry. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Astilbe
  • Baby’s breath
  • Boxwood
  • Celosia (cockscomb)
  • Coneflowers
  • Cornflowers
  • eucalyptus 
  • Ferns
  • Globe amaranth
  • Gomphrena
  • Herbs
  • Most Hydrangeas
  • Lavender
  • Pansies
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Roses
  • Statice
  • Strawflowers
  • Sunflowers
  • Tansy
  • Yarrow

Is it hard to dry flowers or shrub clippings?

No, it is not hard to dry most plants. When choosing flowers or other plants to dry, it is important to select blooms that are fully open but not yet wilting. The secret to harvesting the flowers is before they begin to show color and before they begin to fade.

To dry flowers, simply hang them upside down in a cool, dark place with good air circulation. Most flowers will be dry within a few weeks. Hydrangeas will dry in 2-3 weeks. You can read about How To Dry Hydrangeas here.

Once your flowers are dry, you can use them in a variety of ways, such as in floral arrangements, wreaths, garlands, and potpourri. You can also use dried flowers to make crafts, such as jewelry, cards, and home decor items.

Pro Tips:

Here are some tips to remember for gathering your plants to dry:

  • Harvest flowers in the morning, after the dew has dried;
  • Remove any leaves or foliage from the stems;
  • Tie the stems together in small bunches;
  • Hang the bunches upside down in a cool, dark place with good air circulation; and
  • Check the flowers regularly and remove any that start to wilt or rot; and
  • Once the flowers are dry, you can remove them from the bunches and store them in a box or container.

With proper care, dried flowers can last for months or even years.

Supplies

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  • Dried flowers
  • Wall basket
  • 2 blocks of floral foam
  • Butter knife for scoring the floral foam
  • Season Fall Pick such as a pumpkin
  • Floral scissors
  • Krylon 11 oz UV Floral Protectant Spray

Step By Step TutoriaL: Beautiful DIY Dried Flowers In A Wall Basket

1. Add Floral Foam

You may need to cut the floral foam to fit inside your basket. You can use a butter knife to score and then snap the block.

Play around and cut blocks until you can fill the basket.

It does not have to look pretty. Just needs to be functional.

2. Add Background Greenery

Dried boxwood stems are used in the background as the greenery.

Insert the boxwood to fill the space towards the back of the arrangement

3. Fill In With Dried Flowers

The two large dried limelight hydrangea blooms are inserted in front of the boxwood.

Three medium size strawberry sundae dried hydrangea blooms are placed on each side and the back center. A large sunflower anchors the center for a pop of color

Add more color and texture filling in any empty spaces with other dried items.

4. Add A Fall Embellishment

Gorgeous dried flowers with texture woven faux pumpkin

A organic looking faux pumpkin adds a touch of fall. You can use faux red berries, acorns, small dried gourd as an embellishment.

A small bow placed off to the side would look beautiful too.

WHAT TO USE TO PROTECT FROM FADING FROM UV LIGHTS

Kyron Floral Protectant for silk or dried flowers

Some Dried flowers tend to loss their color over the years. To protect your flowers, try Kyron Ultra UV Floral Protectant. This product protects silk and dried flowers from damage caused by damaging UV light rays. You should use this spray outside or somewhere well ventilated.

Note that it did fade the color of my Sunflower. It did not affect the color on the other flowers and plant cuttings.

Beautiful DIY Dried Flowers In A Wall Basket

wall basket with dried flowers

What a beautiful way of bringing the outside into your home. This lovely flower arrangement brightens up the door of the kitchen. It is elegant yet rustic. Adds that touch of charm to space.

side view of wall basket with dried flower arrangement

A project that you can easily do in your home. Try it and tell me all about it.

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So next time you have a bouquet of fresh flowers, do not throw them away when they start to wilt. Instead, try drying them and enjoying their beauty for months to come.

Hugs, sweet friend!

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