Preserving your wedding bouquet is a beautiful way to create a lasting keepsake. Learn how to make a dried flower bouquet with preserved flowers and these simple steps from bouquet designer, The Faux Bouquets.
Materials: Choose a variety of preserved and dried flowers. Combine different textures, colors, shapes and styles to achieve this look; like pampas, wheat, lavender, preserved roses, etc. You will also need several sprays of artificial greenery, tape (floral tape or duct tape), shears, and ribbon.
Tip – Prepare the rose heads for the bouquet prior to getting started on
this project by attaching the preserved rose heads to stems.
Step 1: Begin your bouquet by designing in a clockwise fashion, so that you don’t break your dried stems. Start with the flowers you want in the middle and work outwards.
Step 2: Continue to add small bundles of similar stems to the bouquet as you work in a circle around the center.
Step 3: Add artificial greenery around the outside of the bouquet. Slightly bend the wire stem to create a cascade.
Step 4: Secure with tape when your final shape is captured.
Step 5: Clean up uneven stems with a simple trim.
Step 6: Finish with ribbon so the tape isn’t visible. Tightly wrap the bouquet stems with and tuck the ribbon end into the wrap, secure with a pin or hot glue to keep it in place.
Take pictures and show off your new dried bouquet!
This dried floral arrangement will look stunning walking down the aisle or as a table centerpiece. With a mix of dried wildflowers and preserved rose heads, this arrangement is timeless!
Beautifully designed by The Faux Bouquets.