Dried Flower Ornament

I made these simple ornaments many years ago. Since the are made with dried flowers they can only hold up for so long, but they were so pretty I thought I try them again. You can make these dried flower ornaments with a simple glass or plastic ball, some dried flowers and a hot glue gun.

Learn how to make these dried flower ornaments with a simple glass or plastic ball, some dried flowers, and a hot glue gun.

The idea is to make it look like a little bouquet or arrangement coming out of the top of the ball.

Learn how to make these dried flower ornaments with a simple glass or plastic ball, some dried flowers, and a hot glue gun.

I started with a few eucalyptus leaves on the sides.

Learn how to make these dried flower ornaments with a simple glass or plastic ball, some dried flowers, and a hot glue gun.

Then build your arrangement with a few larger flowers. Fill in with smaller ones and taller thin pieces as you like.

Learn how to make these dried flower ornaments with a simple glass or plastic ball, some dried flowers, and a hot glue gun.

Slip a cord or ribbon through the hook and tie it in a knot. Then you can carefully turn it so that the knot is hidden by the flowers. Use a little cup to set it on and turn it as you go to see where you may need more plant material.

Learn how to make these dried flower ornaments with a simple glass or plastic ball, some dried flowers, and a hot glue gun.

Storage is somewhat of an issue. The best way I found is to use the interior plastic holder that the ornaments came in and set it in a larger box or cover with tissue paper.

Learn how to make these dried flower ornaments with a simple glass or plastic ball, some dried flowers, and a hot glue gun.

Dried flowers are harder to come by these days, but you can find them online, and if you have some that you have dried from your garden, you are way ahead of the game. I bought my bunch from Curious Country Creations. I already had the eucalyptus but it can also be found online and in many craft stores. You can make many ornaments from one bunch, making this an easy and inexpensive craft to decorate your tree, or to give as a gift.

Learn how to make these dried flower ornaments with a simple glass or plastic ball, some dried flowers, and a hot glue gun.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Pattie, these ornaments are very pretty! Such a creative idea to add the dried flowers, I never would have thought of that. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to Inspired By You, we hope to see you back every week!

    • Thanks Kim,
      I trying to get back into linking up with some parties but there’s never enough time.
      If you are interested I’m also hosting a party on Monday nights at 9pm est.
      Have a great week.
      Patti

  2. Oh Patti, these are just beautiful!!!

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