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How to arrange dried flowers and foliage

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

Dried flowers and foliage are a beautiful and long-lasting décor option that can bring a touch of nature to any space. But arranging them can be a little daunting if you're not sure where to start. In this blog are some tips and tricks for arranging your dried flowers and foliage to create stunning and unique displays.

  1. Choose your vase: The first step in arranging your dried flowers and foliage is to choose the right vase or container. Consider the size, shape, and style of your vase, as well as the colours and textures of the materials you'll be arranging. A simple glass vase is a classic choice, but you can also get creative with containers like vintage jugs, woven baskets, or even repurposed jars.

  2. Select your materials: Next, choose the dried flowers and foliage you want to use in your arrangement. Consider the colours, textures, and shapes of the materials, and think about how they will work together in your chosen vase. I enjoy using sculptural shapes to complement Leaflace such as Nigella pods and Bearded Wheat (seen in my bouquets), Some other popular dried flowers and foliage options include eucalyptus, lavender, pampas grass, and dried roses.

  3. Create a focal point: Every arrangement should have a focal point that draws the eye and anchors the display. This could be a larger or more colourful flower or foliage stem, or a unique object like a dried seed pod or piece of driftwood. Place your focal point in the centre of your vase or slightly off-centre for a more dynamic look.

  4. Build your arrangement: Once you have your focal point, start adding in the rest of your materials. Work in odd numbers, using groups of three or five for a balanced look. Vary the heights and textures of your materials to create visual interest, and be sure to leave plenty of negative space between the stems for a light and airy feel.

  5. Adjust as needed: As you work on your arrangement, step back and take a look at it from different angles to make sure you're happy with how it's coming together. If something isn't quite right, don't be afraid to make adjustments or remove stems altogether. The beauty of dried flowers and foliage is that you can always reuse them in a new arrangement if you're not happy with the first one.

Best wishes with your arranging!

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