I love simplicity in decor and for Autumn- it's pretty much
white pumpkins, wheat and dried florals
though I admit...
I think that dried flowers are perfect for decorating for any time of the year
Remember that dried roses garland that was draped on the mannequin
in my Autumn Office Makeover post?
It's simple. It's a bit romantic.
It's a sweet touch to add in a room to a drapery rod or fireplace.
it is super easy to make in just a few minutes.
Here's what you need:
Dried roses or flowers or your choice
a length of rope- this one is around 6 feet long- but choose accordingly for your needs
hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
I have bunches of dried roses and flowers that I save all year long
and so for this garland- I simply chose some of the roses that already had a short stem
or that had the color or size I was looking for
I love the tea stained colors and a few spray roses in a darker tone
Clip the stems of the flowers short if they aren't already
and fire up the glue gun
Starting at one end of the rope about 4" from the end
I placed the first rose onto the rope with a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the flower
where the stem is. You don't need a ton of glue- just enough to cover be able to attach it to the rope
You will want to hold it for a few seconds to let it dry as well- or you might be gluing it again.
Note: If the stem is too long- trim it off to be only about 2"
but don't trim it too much- some flowers will fall apart when dried
if they are cut too close to the base of the flower
I continued spacing and gluing the roses about every 4-6" depending on the size of flowers
I varied which ones I chose- since I wanted a more random color look
I then added a few dried bunches of the spray roses to some of the larger roses
just by gluing them to the base of the larger ones with a small dot of glue
The smaller roses have a bolder color- so just one or two here and there was all it needed
to add a little bit more oomph to the garland
You could add more flowers to the rope if you wanted a fuller look or space them much closer together
It's also perfect for draping on a mantel
or across the top of a frame if you would like
So easy to incorporate into an everyday design or for Autumn or Christmas
Yes, I am already thinking about Christmas decor over here...
and you can bet that it will have some dried florals mixed in with the pine