Like old memories, dried flowers have a comforting appeal. What better way to incorporate dried flowers into your décor than using them to decorate a photo frame? This simple project takes only a few minutes, and it makes great gifts for any occasion.
What you'll need:
- photo frame with a wooden edge, at least 1" wide
- bunch of dried flowers
- glue gun
- scissors or floral snips
Clean and wipe the wooden frame to clean it of all dust and debris.
- Snip the heads off of the dried flowers and lay them on a towel.
- Snip the filler flowers, like baby's breath and ferns, into lengths of 1" to 2".
- Start by gluing the larger flower heads onto the wooden frame, leaving small gaps in between. Do not attach flowers to the sides of the fame, and do not attach them toward the center or they may cover your photo area.
- Between the flower heads, glue and tuck in little pieces of the filler flowers. The filler flowers should give width to the arrangement, protruding beyond the outer frame edge.
- Sit the frame upright and view it from all angles, adding flowers to cover all empty spaces.
- For a special touch, you can add an arrangement of buttons or charms in a corner, or you can add a small satin ribbon, wound through the flowers and tied into a bow at the top or bottom.
Dried flowers collect dust and are too fragile to clean with a rag or feather duster. Craft stores stock cleaning spray for dried florals that remove dust without harming the flowers.
Add a photo and display the frame in your home, or give it as a gift.
About The Author: Shauna Smith Duty is a freelance writer with a penache for writing family and parenting articles. She composes articles for both print and web publications, reviews children's books and movies, writes short plays, and provides editing services.
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