For the holiday of love, let’s make a dried flower garland with baby’s breath and some culinary dried roses that I’ve been using for baking!
Dried Roses and baby’s breath
As soon as I got out my bag of dried culinary roses that I bought last year, I started thinking that there must be some simple craft idea that I can use these for. Then I saw my friend Sandy of The Collected Garden post a wreath using baby’s breath and well as with all projects, one thing led to another and in about 30 minutes I had a very simple dried flower heart garland.
Here’s what you will need:
heart-shaped cookie cutters or a heart pattern in 2 sizes
scissors, box cutter, and a pencil
dried flowers (I used two different kinds for color, but you could use all one kind). Dried Rose Petals
twine and cord
How to make a dried flower garland
- Using a heart cookie cutter or a heart pattern, trace onto cardboard and then trace a small heart inside the larger heart.
- Cut out the hearts so that you have a heart frame.
- Working in small sections, glue a section and then cover with dried flowers. Continue until the surface is entirely covered in flowers.
- Decide if you will repeat on the back. If the hearts will be displayed flush against a wall, it’s probably not necessary. I used mine on my coffee bar and they sort of twirled around, so I decided to cover both sides in dried flowers.
- Wrap twine and tie to a cord to create a garland.
Adding a heart garland to the coffee bar
Other ways you could use dried flower hearts
You could add them to a package or tie them onto a bottle of wine. They are a little messy, so keep that in mind. You could use a Dried Floral Protectant Spray.