Fall Dried Floral Arrangement
Courtesy of Jo-Ann Stores Inc.
I found this super simple arrangement from Joann.com
that can act as a center piece for your fall dinner table or an
accent on a fire place mantel. You could even change it up for each
season by changing out the silk flowers and substituting raffia
for seasonal ribbons.
- Aleene's Floral Glue
- 1 bunch each Keepsake Garden Collection Drieds:
- Blonde wheat
- Black bearded wheat
- Several sprigs preserved dried or silk oak leaves
- 6-7 various silk fall flowers
- Rubber band
- Several strands of raffia
- Craft snips or craft scissors
- Gather together 2 types of wheat. Even up stems at bottom by
lightly tapping stems on table top. While holding the bunch in
hand, begin to twist & turn the bunch so the bottom of the
stems will "spray out" to create a base large enough
for the bunch to stand up. Wrap rubber band around the bunch to
- Clip off bottoms of stems to make base flat enough to stand
- Create a small cluster of flowers & leaves to be attached
to the front of the wheat "stand". Lay down stems of
oak leaves. If desired, you may glue them directly to the wheat
stems, on top of rubber band. Tucking stems into rubber band also
helps to secure teh stems. Reinforce with glue. See photo for
- Add various fall silk flowers on top of oak leave, as seen
in photo. Place glue on stems & tuck them into wheat.
- Tie a "shoe-tie" bow with raffia. Let streamers of
raffia hang down. Wire or glue bow to side of arrangement.
- Stand on buffet table as a centerpiece.
- Create several at different heights for an interesting centerpiece.
- Lay flat on table or place in a flat basket.
- Add a hanger & hang on a door or wall.
- Use other dried or silk flowers for the cluster on front of
the wheat bunch.
- Instead of raffia, tie ribbon paper twist or jute around wheat.
HINT: To gain quicker "tack" with floral glue, place
bottle in freezer approximately 1/2 hour prior to using on your