Today I have put together a collection of my top 25 DIY crafting flower and botanical projects so that they are all in one easy place for you to find.
Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or new to DIY, this collection of flower and botanical projects is sure to ignite your creative spirit and inspire you to bring a touch of nature’s beauty into your own home.
We will start with projects made that use pressing or imprints of flowers and botanicals, then a few craft ideas made with dried flowers, projects for the garden, creative ideas using moss, and finish off with favorite projects using artificial plants.
Pressed Flower & Imprint Projects
Did you know that you can DIY pressed flowers in a matter of minutes?? No big heavy books & waiting around for weeks!! Here is a neat technique to make pressed flowers using your microwave.
The microwaved pressed flowers actually hold their original colors more vibrantly too!
Air-dry clay is so much fun to work with and you can create so many impressive decor projects with a little bit of creativity.
The idea for these botanical coasters came from a set that I saw at an expensive home decor store. Like so many of my projects, I wanted to figure out a way to make a pricey item on a budget!
Pressed Flower Plaques
Make your own botanical imprint wall art using a few simple craft items. For this project, I used unfinished wood plaque frames, terracotta air-dry clay, & various botanicals.
Clay Leaf Trinket Dish
This DIY botanical craft came out so neat! I really love how the clay leaf trinket dishes turned out. First I collected 3 differently shaped leaves from my garden to imprint in the clay. The details of the leaf veins look fantastic once they were painted. It is a fun way to create a garden memento.
One last project using clay! This time making heart-shaped botanical imprint ornaments with clay. Pictured here was a wall hanger made with a few of the ornaments gathered together.
Dried Botanical Crafts
This botanical shadowbox project was inspired by something that I saw from Pottery Barn. You will need an unfinished shadowbox frame as the base. Paint or stain the frame first, then line the inside with fabric. Finished was a simple weaving with a cotton macrame cord to make places to pop in dried flowers, seed pods, grasses, or anything else you would like to display in your home.
Preserved Flower Memory Shadowbox
Here is a pretty way to preserve a few of your wedding flowers or other meaningful occasions. This is a project that I made for a friend from her wedding centerpieces. For these flowers, I used silica gel to preserve them and was really impressed by how they turned out.
Dried Grass & Flower Wreath
Here is a neutral-colored wreath that has so much texture to it! It is made on a straw wreath base with a variety of dried grasses and flowers. Very easy to make and looks great year-round!
Dried Hydrangea Wreath
If you collect your hydrangea blooms at the end of the Summer here is a 10-minute wreath to keep in mind for Fall. For a different look use a square metal wreath frame as the base for this simple dried hydrangea and mini pumpkin wreath.
You can see over 30 DIY wreaths for every season that I have made here.
Dried Botanical Ornaments
To keep with my natural theme on my tree I used dried botanicals and flowers to make a set of glass ornaments. This is a thoughtful DIY gift idea for the gardener in your life.
No special skills needed, just a set of glass flat ornaments and your choice of dried flowers. Very pretty and easy.
Dried Wheat Centerpiece
A Fall favorite project on Cottage on Bunker Hill. This is a super easy project and all you really need is blocks of floral foam, a bundle of dried wheat, and a glue gun.
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Clay Plant Markers
Instead of just sticking in those little plastic markers that are stuck in your garden plants this year why don’t you make a personalized set to add a little cottage style to your garden?
Dried Flower Garden Wreath
For the past few growing seasons, I have wrapped up the garden by collecting a basket full of flowers and then making a garden wreath for my front door for Fall.
This year I am even expanding the variety of flowers I’m growing with drying flowers in mind to use in future projects and arrangements.
Fresh Herb Kitchen Swag
Although I made this herb kitchen swag as a hostess gift last winter with store-bought herbs the same thing can be made with herbs fresh from your garden.
Moss Art Projects
Using moss in craft projects is an easy way to bring a bit of nature indoors. Here are a few DIY ideas for adding more green to your home.
Moss Wall Art
Make a set of hanging moss art to spruce up a wall in your home. Here I used 3 different colors and textures of moss and square frames to create this unique project for my home.
This wreath was inspired by a very expensive one that I had seen in the Anthropologie catalog. My dupe wreath even uses the exact same moss but this one will save you a boatload of $$$ to make.
One of my favorite projects this year! Easy-to-make DIY moss branches are perfect for filling a vase in your home. Plus they work for all four seasons.
Have you noticed that mushrooms are everywhere this year in decorating and home decor accessories? Here is a fun way to incorporate a little bit of that fungi trend into your home without breaking the bank!
Moss Hanging Hearts
Although this moss project was made with grapevine hearts it could be easily made with round mini grapevine wreaths to work for any season. Perfect for hanging on a wall or on a mirror for a French country touch to your home.
Faux Botanical Projects To Try
Although I love working with real flowers and botanicals, sometimes artificial ones can look amazing in your home too! Here are two of my latest projects using faux botanicals to make Pottery Barn dupes for my home!
Eucalyptus Potted Plant
Here is an easy way to create your own artificial potted plant or mini tree by following my tutorial. For the one I made, I used faux eucalyptus but ficus, fern, or even flowering branches could be used too. This is a more affordable option than buying a premade one at Home Goods or other decor spots.
Succulent Wall Art
OK, this is one of my personal favorite DIY projects that I’ve made. In the Summer Pottery Barn catalog, I spotted a larger version of succulent wall art…but it was $399! Oh no, I knew I had to show you all how to achieve the same look for less.
The 2 succulent frames are hanging behind my desk and make such a cool-looking background for when I am on video calls for my blogging work.
Next, we will check out some ideas for fresh flower arrangements that you can make at home. From budget-friendly ideas to some themed flower arrangement ideas you could use for parties.
See all the flower arrangements that I made with $35 worth of flowers from Trader Joe’s. There are some tips and tricks for working with fresh flowers and arrangement ideas.
Recently I put together this Tale of Peter Rabbit themed flower arrangement for a Books in Bloom event at our local garden club. It would be perfect for a Peter Rabbit or Beatrix Potter themed baby shower or children’s birthday party. Also, perfect for a garden party or library event.
Instead of a vase of tulips. try this DIY centerpiece using potted bulbs and Spring flowers. A perfect fresh look for Spring!
Make your own gallery wall with these free botanical printables.
Now it’s time to let your creativity blossom!
Remember, each craft project you make is a chance to infuse your own personal touch and create a piece of art that reflects your individual style in your home.
So, gather your supplies, embrace the therapeutic power of crafting, and let nature be your guide.
I can’t wait to see the incredible creations you bring to life. If you do use any of my DIY tutorials and make any of the projects I would truly love to see them and feature you in my weekly rewind newsletter! Email your projects to: firstname.lastname@example.org