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15 minute dried flower wreath

I might have just a few dried flowers around the house
and sometimes, 
those flowers dry so perfectly that they are like a work of art.

Layer upon layer of paper thin petals curled just exactly as they opened
that become perfectly frozen in time.

Of course, not all flowers dry perfectly-
 many times, they simply just dry and fall apart
but when they do 
 what do you do with them?

I was looking for something for an inspired romantic garden fairy 
type photo shoot and so, a simple sweet dried flower wreath was perfect.
One of my favorite flowers to use for a project like this are
spray roses.
 Since they are small
 they tend to dry really well and they group together beautifully.

This wreath has several different spray roses - from larger more garden type rose variety
to the little rose bud variety that you usually find in the store.

This wreath is fairly small- because of the amount of roses
that I was working with and because of where I intended to use it- 
but you can make it whatever size and shape you would like to 
and if you have a ton of dried flowers- you can load it up.

Here's what you need:

Dried flowers
wire for a frame - or a wreath, frame, etc.
hot glue gun & glue

Shape your wire to the size you would like and secure it by twisting the wire together.
(I used a tinsel wire because this wreath needed to be able to be conformed to a couple of different size/shapes for the photos.)

 Clip the dried stems off of the flowers so that you have mostly just a the flower head itself.
You can leave a touch of the stem- especially if it is running the right way
 (like the flower head drooped a bit and then dried) 
 but don't leave too much or you might see it popping out.

I start with the larger blooms to lay a base for the wreath.

Hot glue each flower head to the frame.
Make sure to hold it in place for just a few seconds to ensure the whole flower sticks to the frame
otherwise, all you will do is pull off several of those paper thin petals
when the flower falls off.
Definitely not the look you are going for.
Continue around the wreath frame until it is covered. 
After you get the larger blooms placed all the way around
 then go back and fill in the spaces in between them
with the smaller blooms.
I also like to use the buds that didn't really open here and there as well.

Keep adding until you are happy with how full the wreath is, 
tie a pretty ribbon on it and voila!

A perfect little wreath for a cupboard door
or old shutter on a window

or to place on a favorite statue.

Simple, sweet, charming
 and you can make it in just about 15 minutes

Happy Tuesday that feels like a Monday this week

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  1. Hi Courtney,
    I love this project...simple and sweet. I really like you chose to display your little rose wreath, on the statue.Thanks for always sharing such creative ideas with us!
    Cheryl @ 22 Applegate Lane

  2. I always describe creations done with dried flowers: "Just another kind of beauty" and usually they last longer than you even want them to.

  3. Thank you for sharing this project. My roses have been doing very well, and drying the buds to use in wreaths, is certainly a lovely way of enjoying them longer.

  4. I have some dried roses I could try this on! Thanks Courtney!

  5. What a great idea! I have some large dried roses and can save up some smaller ones to make a large wreath with later this summer. Thank you for your wonderful ideas!

  6. Bonjour chère amie,

    Quelle bonne idée que cette couronne de roses sèches...

    ❊ ♡ Gros bisous ♡ ❊

  7. seriously darling!!! thanks for sharing! xox, emily

  8. I always loved the look of dried flower wreaths, especially roses. Your wreath is charming! I think the wreath on your statue is lovely too. Thanks for sharing Courtney!

  9. Darling idea! Love your little flower crown.

  10. So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration, as always! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

  11. Hi Courtney, I love drying roses too, some dry so beautifully. Your wreath is lovely, I'll have to try that. I have a statue of St. Mary, and lay my dried roses at her feet, but a wreath on her head would be very pretty. Have a great week.

  12. Do any of you use sandbox sand to dry the roses?