Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Beautifying Dead Flowers

It's that time of year when the grass turns brown, leaves fall off the tree, and flowers die,
but even though nature is going dormant for the Winter,
we can still enjoy the beauty of it by making a flower box with "dead" flowers :)


And the nice thing about these flowers is that you don't have to water them
which is great for someone like me since I tend to forget to water my plants.
For my flower box I used poppy seed pods and some weeds from my yard.
You can use whatever you desire.
Be creative :)

Items Needed:
wood (I used scrap wood)
screws
paint
paintbrush
dried grass or moss (something to fill your box with)
dead flowers
lace or ribbon

Okay, lets have some fun...

Assemble your flower box.
The front and back wood pieces for my box were 2 ft long and 3 1/2 inches wide.
The 2 sides pieces were 3 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide.
And the bottom piece was 22 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide
(the side pieces slid down the side, that's why the bottom piece isn't 2 ft long).
This is what it looked like before I painted it.


Paint the flower box (I used the color 'Slate Green'); let dry.
Fill with the dried grass, moss or whatever kind of filler you like.
If you need to, you can place foam on the bottom to hold your flowers in place then add your filler.
I did not need to use anything to hold my flowers in place - the filler I used did the job.
And then arrange your beautiful dead flowers :)
Tie on some lace or ribbon for the finishing touch.







Add some pine cones to your centerpiece.


 Or pretty pearls.



Have fun creating :)

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30 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Such a great idea and one that we can all put together...I'm sure there is no shortage of those 'products' in our yards...You are a clever lady! xo

Elise@growcreative said...

This is beautiful :)

Lauren Davenport said...

I love it! You are very creative. I also love that your blog is in honor of your "dear Grandmother." Very sweet :)

Hope said...

Good Morning Stephanie,

Your table looks so pretty. I love dried flowers and often hang them around to dry. My husband does not really understand this; he likes buying fresh flowers.

I like the added pine-cones around the table.

The picture on my post today is not of me; it just reminded me of sitting at my grandmother's table eating dessert when I was six.

Thanks for visiting!
♥Hope

Hope said...

By the way... I love that top photo of the roses and tea.

:)Hope

Nurdan Kanber said...

Lovely, lovely and lovely!

You showed us how to make big changes with small touches!

Hugs and kisses!

Delvalina said...

It's so wonderful idea! Thank you steph! as I can tell that this blog always new like God's mercy is new every morning :D
it sounds you have lovely home, fulfill with creative items of yours..room tour picture or video maybe!! :) just saying..

Love,
Delvalina

Sylvia said...

Looks so easy and simple. The dried flower arrangement is so lovely.

Debbie said...

I love the pearls with the arangement, very pretty. Those poppy pods are the coolest!
As always, I just love coming to the blog! <3

Joy to you!

Zaa said...

Dear Stephanie .. Your so right about nature..It's funny , but .... Today I was searching out the twigs and dried seed pods for a bouquet...Creative minds think alike( ha Ha).. However... I must say I would have never thought to make my own box....and It's so very pretty and unique. Thanks for visiting " The Grand Lady " ... I am also your newest follower....Hugs

Barbara Jean said...

that tray of dead flowers is so fun!!!

thanks for sharing!!

blessings
barb

ApplesofGold said...

Thank you for your encouraging comment! I don't update frequently but you've inspired me to continue the work of blessing others through blogging. Your blog is so beautiful and uplifting as well. :) Will definitely stop by in the future~^^

God bless!

bj said...

What a great idea. Thanks for showing us how.
And, thanks for following me. I am following you right back....:))

Sandra said...

Thanks for the idea! It's so easy and is a great way to add nature to our homes.

Kate M said...

Hi Stephanie - popped by to say hello . Have just come in from the sun - it's great to be warm here in Spain - it's still dull and damp in England!! We go home on Sunday so I am making the most of the weather.
Love your idea of a display of "dead" flowers! Just goes to show there is beauty in all things. Must have a go at this when I get home.
Take care.
Kate
xx

Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

I love your arrangement, and the added touches of lace and lace napkins. A lovely. Arrangement.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Crystelle said...

This is so cute... I love the funky shapes of the dried poppies....

:)
Crystelle

Ewa said...

They Look great in that box

Kathie said...

They look lovely! I love the box they are displayed in as well. Thank you for sharing this at Gettin' Krafty With It. I hope to see you again this week.

Doni said...

I'm going to have to go scavenging in my yard to find something to save for this project! Great idea, and the photos of your table are wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us for Pearls and Lace Thursday! So nice to have you!
Doni

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

Wow this turned out beautiful! I love the flower box. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing :)

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Stephanie,
This came out so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
from Wednesday until Sunday.
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Chenille Cottage said...

Your blog is so beautiful. What a pleasure to find your lovely post.
Blessings,
Carolynn

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

How unique and clever! A charming accent!
Thank you for sharing the idea!
♥ Jil

e Joops said...

So beautiful!

My PINK is also a giveaway so come and check it out, you might want to join. Have a great weekend.

J Rye said...

Very crafty!

Delightful and so pretty!

Come and link up at my Coolor Connectio meme through my PINK entry. Hope you join the fun!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I have a lot of those in my garden but never thought of using it, great idea!

Healthy Pink Snacks
Have an enjoyable Pink Saturday!

Genie said...

I never would have thought of this. You are a very talented gal. I just love the idea. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us. genie

Austine Etcheverry said...

I love the music you have playing on your blog. Who would have thought that the most amazing flowers could still look beautiful even though they were dead.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This looks marvelous - I love the look of seed pods and dried fliowers - wonderful idea - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

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