a simple valentine craft featuring the popular trend: dried flowers. We took a little trip to check out Field Trip Flowers in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC. Field Trip Flowers opened in 2020. They are inspired by wildflowers, cutting gardens, and locally grown flowers. They have fresh and dried flowers, as well as plants, but it’s the dried flowers that we are interested in today.
Field Trip Flowers
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC
I’m joining some talented bloggers today to share valentine crafts. My idea was to create something rustic for a tablescape for having a few girlfriends over for lunch around Valentine’s Day. I wanted something I could use on the table, but also something my friends could take home.
I first made them using fresh flowers and shared them on Instagram. They looked pretty, but they didn’t last long. Since dried flowers are so popular, I decided to use dried instead of fresh flowers.
This post was inspired by other projects I did using twigs. I love the simplicity, the rustic and earthiness aspect of using twigs.
Supplies to make Valentine Craft using twigs & dried flowers
Here’s how to make rustic napkin rings/party favors with dried flowers
- Gather twigs and cut them the same length (about 4-5″ each)
- Glue them together to form a triangle
- Secure dried flowers to two sides with a little hot glue and/or thin natural cotton twine
- Add a piece of macrame cord or twine at the top
- Add a name for place card on card stock or I used air dry clay and stamped an initial like I did here. These are the stamps I use for the clay tags.
- The linen napkins are from Magiclinen. I’ve had them for a few years and use them every day. They wash and dry beautifully, but I did press them for this post!
Add a clay tag to your Valentine Craft with dried flowers
I use DIY clay tags often for gift tags and Christmas ornaments. They are so easy to make and very versatile. I use this kind of clay. and if you store it in a ziplock bag, it will last for months. It comes in terracotta, white, and cement grey color.
The clay heart tags were the perfect addition to the simple rustic triangle napkin rings/party favors.
Shop for the Supplies
Pottery Barn Heart Shaped Pillow Knock-off // Craftberry Bush
DIY Wood Heart Garland // The Happy Housie
Rustic Twig Party Favors // Most Lovely Things
DIY Twine Wrapped Heart Filler // Zevy Joy
Breakable Chocolate Heart Tutorial // Happy Happy Nester
Air Dry Clay Heart Keychains // Modern Glam
Simple Hanging Paper Heart Tree // Sincerely, Marie
DIY Stucco Heart Wall Art // The DIY Mommy
Valentine Paper Placemats (or Platemats?) // My 100 Year Old Home
Fingerprint Heart Mug // My Sweet Savannah
Easy & Affordable Valentine’s Day Wreath // The Design Twins
Christmas Garland to Valentine Wreath // Tatertots & Jello