Here is a quick and easy way to make beautiful dried flower ornaments in just a few minutes. Using a box of clear glass ornaments and a variety of dried flowers and botanicals.
How to Make Dried Flower Ornaments
Did you buy a box of clear glass ornaments and now you are looking for something to do with them?? I have an easy and beautiful ornament idea using a variety of dried flowers in natural colors.
Of course, you can use them on your own Christmas tree but they would make a lovely gift for a garden-loving friend too.
For these ornaments, I am using the clear glass ornaments that are on the flat side but you could use the round ones as well. In fact, last year I made a set of Botanical Ornaments using a variety of flowers, greenery, and fake snow.
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Supplies You Need To Make Dried Flower Ornaments
You will need a set of clear glass disc-shaped ornaments and dried flowers of your choice. Today I am using a mix of dried plants from my garden and some that I purchased on Amazon.
Making the Dried Flower Ornaments
It’s really easy to make these and there are only a few tips that I would suggest. Trim the stems down on the bunny tail grass but leave a few inches. The bunny tails will sit inside the glass ornament better without flopping around with a piece of the stem still attached. If you clip them right to the fluffy part they will fall to the bottom of the ornament.
To move the stems around and spread them out inside the ornament I used a wooden chopstick, but a small skewer, dowel, or even a pencil would accomplish the same thing.
When I was adding the dried hydrangea flowers to the ornament I tore flowers from the main bunch small enough to get through the hole on top. These hydrangeas were pretty faded out but they matched the tone of the rest of the flowers that I am using for this project.
Originally I had a piece of dried sedum from my garden that I thought I would try using…but guess what it made an awful mess and I ditched that idea and hit my workshop to see what else I had. I decided on using dried cress.
I’m glad I did because I just love how dainty this ornament came out!! Especially how the cress hugs the sides of the ornament.
But without a doubt, my favorite ornament was the one that I made using dried cream-colored baby breath. It is simply beautiful!
The ornaments came with silver tops that I dressed up with a little antique gold Rub n Buff before putting them back on.
Instead of just hanging them from ornament hooks I tied a piece of gold organza ribbon to make a hanging loop then added a small bow around it.
Such a simple DIY ornament project but they really are just so pretty!
The natural feel of the dried flower ornaments fits in with the rest of the creamy and gold metallic tones of my Christmas tree this year.