Friday, January 7, 2011

How to Make Dried Flower Arrangements and Wreaths to Give As Gifts

Giving a handmade gift is something truly unique and special. When you put your heart into making something for a loved one, it's even more meaningful to them. In the current economy, more families are choosing to forgo gift giving because of cost issues. But with dried flower arrangements and wreaths, you can start giving gifts again! They are cost-effective, can be made as small or as large as you want, and add to anyone's home decor in a way that only flowers can accomplish. Try making an arrangement or wreath for your next gift and watch the appreciative look on your recipient's face!

First, think of what kind of colors are already in the person's home. If they favor a southwestern style, for example, you might want to stick with colors that will go with that theme; perhaps peach, pink, and light brown colored plants and flowers. If they have an Asian-themed room, you might choose red-colored dried flowers in long, tall stalks and accent them with dried bamboo branches. If you're making dried flower arrangements for someone's kitchen, you might want to stick with sunny colors that will simply brighten their cooking area and lend a cheery accent. Dried yellow roses, cornflowers, and dried lavender are especially gorgeous together in vases and wreaths.

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Next, choose where to buy your supplies. Local craft stores are excellent resources for a wide variety of flowers, branches, and dried fruit slices. If your local craft store is expensive, look on their Web site or in your weekly newspaper to see if they are running any special sales or promotions to help you save money. Also, look online for purely online vendors. Sometimes they can be less expensive.

Wreaths for the front door make the perfect gift for anyone. Simply choose a dramatic color to highlight in the wreath and make the rest a color that reflects nature; greens and browns are perfect. This way, the accent color you'll be using will really pop and add more character to their home's exterior. Holidays at any time of the year are the perfect time to make a front door wreath. The Fourth of July is an ideal opportunity to adorn a party-hostess's door with a red, white, and blue arrangement. Wintertime means lots of family and friends, so why not give gifts of gorgeous wreaths and dried flower arrangements a couple of weeks before the holiday in vibrant reds and greens?

Dried flowers can be both decorative and functional. The most fragrant are lavender, chamomile, dried citrus or fruit, rose buds and petals, or dried flowers that have been scented with essential oils. These can add a special touch to dried flower arrangements, wreaths, or sachet pouches that you give as gifts. If you're planning to make something for the gift recipient's bedroom, choose relaxing scents like lavender and chamomile. If you're going for a romantic feel, choose roses in either bud or petal form.
Essential oils of jasmine, rose, or myrrh give an air of elegance and sophistication that encourages romance.

No matter what the occasion, dried flowers make the best gift ideas! Surprise someone you love today with a vase, wreath, or sachet pouch filled with these amazingly beautiful creations from nature.

How to Make Dried Flower Arrangements and Wreaths to Give As Gifts

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