36 Dried Flower Crafts

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Yes, it’s remarkably quick and easy to dry flowers, but once you’ve got a beautiful collection of dried flowers, what on earth do you do with them?!

You check out this list of my favorite dried flower crafts! Whether you pick a project right from this list or use it to inspire you to create your very own project, you’ll find lots of wonderful ways to use dried flowers right here!

1. Beads

Incorporate dried flower petals into homemade beads for a charm bracelet.

2. Botanical Facial Steam

This tutorial uses store-bought dried flowers, but now you know how to make your own!

3. Botanical Prints

Your dried and pressed flowers are art. Display them as such!

4. Canvas Wall Art

Here’s another way to display your dried flowers as art.

5. Coasters

If you’ve never played with resin before, this is a great project to learn how to use it.

6. Resin-Free Coasters

Don’t want to play with resin? Don’t worry! These coasters are just as lovely, but made more simply using glass tiles and copper tape.

7. Decoupaged Glasses

These glasses are beautiful, but be wary about the instruction that the finished project is okay to hand wash… or maybe the rest of the world just washes things more gently than I do…

8. Decoupaged Rocks

Painted rocks are a big thing right now, but decoupaged rocks are just as fun to make–especially when you’re decoupaging using dried flowers!

9. DIY Room Spray

This room spray is easy to make in batches, making it a great holiday gift!

10. Dried Flower-Embellished Nails

This nail art is next level!

11. Embroidery Hoop Art With Dried Flowers

This is a delicate, intricate project that’s not for the faint of heart, but the final result is absolutely stunning.

12. Fall Leaf Note Cards

My favorite part of this tutorial is the puffy paint embellishment!

13. Floral Bath Salts

Save your sweetest-smelling dried flower petals to make sweet-smelling bath salts.

14. Floral Phone Case

Buy a clear phone case and then embellish it with dried and pressed flowers.

15. Flower Fairy Fashions

Kids will LOVE using dried and pressed leaves and flowers to create outfits for their fairy friends.

16. Flower Petal-Infused Handmade Paper

I love making paper by hand, and embellishments like these make it even prettier.

17. Flowers Pressed In Wax Paper

The tutorial makes a bookmark, but you can use any size of wax paper for this project and use your creation for any purpose you’d like!

18. Garland

A dried flower garland is a lovely autumn decoration for your mantle.

19. Luminaria

Dried flowers make beautiful shadows in these lanterns.

20. Mandala Sun Catcher

Embroidery hoops are the secret ingredient to making these mandala sun catchers using dried flowers and leaves.

21. Paper Weight

Here’s another resin craft for those of you intrigued by the coasters, above.

22. Potpourri

This is not your grandma’s potpourri! I mean, it kind of IS your grandma’s potpourri, because you and I both know that your grandma totally had a bowl of potpourri in her bathroom, but this one smells nicer. I promise.

23. Pressed Flower Art

Why not lay out an entire buffet of beautiful pressed flowers and invite some friends over for an art night?

24. Pressed Flowers On A Picture Mat

I love the idea of using dried flowers to embellish a picture mat, but I think there should be at least one more step to the process: seal it! Use the tissue paper method found in the pressed wildflower bookmark tutorial, below, or brush on several layers of Mod Podge.

25. Pressed Flower Ornaments

These ornaments are simple AND beautiful!

26. Pressed Wildflower Bookmark

I love this project so much that I made it with my own kids last week, and our bookmarks came out just as lovely as the author’s did!

27. Laminated Bookmarks

This bookmark project is much less eco-friendly than the one above, but it’s also far less fiddly. It’s a good craft for a group of little kids to do!

28. Resin Crystal With Dried Flowers

There are apparently a lot of dried flower and resin crafts out there!

29. Scented Wax Sachets

Essential oil gives these sachets their scent, but dried flowers make them even more lovely.

30. Shadow Box

Display an entire dried bouquet in a DIY shadow box.

31. Smudge Stick

Did you know that you could make your own smudge sticks? Now you do!

32. Soy Candles With Dried Flowers

I really like making my own candles, especially when I can embellish them with more beautiful, natural creations.

33. Embellished Pillar Candle

If you don’t feel like making your own entire candle from scratch, you can also embellish a store-bought candle with dried flowers.

34. Stained Glass Sun Catcher

Using wax paper makes this project pretty similar to other projects in which flowers are pressed in wax paper, but the addition of crayon shavings takes it to the next level. The sun catchers are super colorful and fun!

35. Temporary Tattoo

I had no idea that this was possible, but again, this was also the first time that I’d heard of such a thing as eyelash glue, so there you go…

36. Wood Pendant

Pressed and dried flowers are the perfect embellishment for this natural wood pendant.

Do you have a favorite dried flower project? Tell me about it in the comments below!

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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