Creating crafts from flowers

Creating crafts from flowers

Flowers (both alive and dry) are a suitable material for creating all sorts of crafts. And so that the resulting product pleases the surrounding many years, natural elements must predely prepare.

What material to use?

Despite the fact that live flowers are most often involved in the crafts, The use of dried material allows to extend the shelf life of the finished product. In addition, make the craft more strongly, if you supplement the real buds with artificial elements, for example, plastic berries or tissue leaves. In order to keep the flowers for a long time in the most promoted form, they must be properly sued.

It is important to remember that the velvets, asters, roses, dahlias and peonies remain bright for quite a long time, but pansies, nastures and succulents will still be quickly fading.

The easiest most collected samples are processed under the press or in a special folder intended for the placement of herbarium. You can even place them inside a thick thyroidism, protecting against staining with white paper sheets or tracing. However, this method is relevant only to create a flat decor, which will be involved in the panel.

To quickly dry material for crafts, recommend using heat treatment. Alternatively, multi-treat flowers – peonies, dahlias, calendula can be sent to lose moisture to the microwave oven. For this, multi-colored heads are laid out on a saucer, a miniature pile with water is installed next to them, and the timer is set for 2 minutes. If the petals will not be dry through the above interval, it is allowed to expose them to a hot medium another one minute. The degree of processing of flowers is determined by the toothpick.

In principle, copies on long stems are allowed to dry and naturally collecting in a bouquet and hiding down in a dark room. Between them it is better to connect tapes of dense tissue or twine. It is important that individual bouquets do not touch any other items, nor each other. With live field flowers come even easier – they are laid out on top of the newspapers on the balcony or right on the street. Bright and large buds, on the contrary, are sent to the darkened space to prevent burnout. Similar natural drying process lasts several days.

If the aircraft requires the use of boutons with the preserved color, it is worth useful Volumetric drying. In this case, first natural material is going to dry day. Buds neatly separated from the stem, keeping a couple of centimeters near the flower head. A short slice of wire is immediately inserted into the process. At the next stage, bulk masses, absorbing moisture – semolina, flour or salt are prepared.

On the bottom of the pure container of flowers laid out the base down. Buds neatly fall asleep with a dried mass with a separation of each petal. Everything closes with a lid and removes the warmed room with reduced humidity. After 3-4 days, you can identify the degree of drying, carefully by pressing the lateral surface of the toothpick. If they are tough, then it is time to get the workpiece with the help of a tweezers and purify from the residues of the bulk. Inserted slice of wire will allow the head of the heads back to the stalks.

Very often, stabilized flowers are used for creativity, that is, treated in glycerin. This procedure is carried out very simply: the first solution of glycerin, sold in any pharmacy, and water is mixed in proportion 1: 1. The substance formed is poured into the vase, and flowers are placed in it, the stems of which are pre-crushed into a centimeter. On top of close buds does not make sense, since the liquid will be absorbed through the stems. During the first week, each flower will have to be trimmed by one centimeter. During the second week after the renewal of the water-glycerin solution, the plants will have to just stay in a vase.

Flowers treated for further use must be stored in ventilated and dry rooms, being fenced from direct sunlight exposure. Volumetric buds are better to remove into tightly closing boxes, flat – in the folder, and leave bouquets in the hanging state outdoors.

It is extremely important that the moisture does not fall on dry samples.

Options for the smallest

Crafts from flowers often get out when in kindergarten or school is asked to participate in the exhibition on the topic “Golden Autumn”. The material collected throughout the warm season and already dried in books or microwave is easily processed and harmoniously fits into any composition. However, the cut-off boutons also find their place in children’s work.


It will be very easy to make flat autumn men from flower and leaflets. Can be used as dry and fresh material – the main thing is that the elements are not damaged and harmonized with each other in color. The well-thought-out composition is glued to paper, after which the necessary parts are drawn by flomuses. Older girls can be offered to do fashion-decorating: draw the outline of the fashion dress and perform the petal applique.


Creation of dolls from flowers is convenient to do while walking. For this purpose, the bright and large buds of Malva or Poppy are suitable, as well as familiar dandelions, miniature basin field and other representatives of the flora. The process of manufacturing unusual crafts is easiest to learn on the example of the Bind. The first thing from his blossomed flower is separated by a blossom with a spawn by pulling up. Next to the resulting hole inserted a flower of a bit of a different flower smaller flower.

Optionally, the resulting doll is put on a hat or trying on a wig also from natural material.


Of course, cards include greeting cards, for the design of which are suitable and alive and dried flowers. So, under the control of parents, a child can make a beautiful handicraft in retro style. From materials and tools to prepare only a blank for a postcard with a round “window”, dried pansies, ribbons and not very thick PVA glue. The composition is collected from one large opened flower, a smaller flower, a closed bouton and a pair of stalks. It is important to arrange it in such a way that it is placed in the “window” postcards.

Details are picked up by tweezers, and to blasting glue, a toothpick is suitable forms a thin and smooth layer of substance. Excess the retainer is necessarily cleaned by a clean rag.

The finished card is decorated with a ribbon and, if desired, a fern leaflet.

Animals and insects

From flower petals on paper, you can collect images of any animal, birds and insects. For example, a very colorful butterfly from fresh and dried boutons, as well as small leaves. In addition to natural material, cardboard, scissors, transparent self-tech, tape and cocktail tubes are also involved in the work.

The first thing from thick paper cuts out the blank in the form of a butterfly contour. It is placed on the sticky surface of a small fragment of the adhesive film, after which “filled with flowers, petals, leafy plates and thin twigs. The product is covered with another fragment of self-tapes, applied sticky layer down, tightly pressed and exempted from unnecessary edges of the film with scissors. So that the butterfly could fly, it will have to attach a scotch to the plastic tube.

Quickly and just on paper is going to an image of a pretty hedgehog. It is enough to draw a figure with a black marker, and then fill the “needle zone” dried leaves of different shades of green and thin twigs. Topics, thereby having a homogeneous background, it will remain only to decorate it dried flat flower.

How to make a panel?

Create an elegant panel from drywalks die even a person, not possessing special skills. In addition to dried boutons, pieces of stable moss, seeds, spikelets, leafy plates and other gifts are also involved in the work. The process of assembling the product is very simple: all components are laid out on a canvas or paper so as to form a harmonious composition, after which they are fixed on transparent glue or double-sided tape.

After the picture successes, it will stay in the frame under the glass – Such a solution will increase the service life of the panel and protect it from the accumulation of dust. By the way, such a product can be made and volumetric – then buds, leaves or whole bouquets will be attached on the cardboard or burlap, and then get into the frame without glass.

It is worth mentioning that The base for the panel should be durable and creating a reliable grip with any adhesive compositions. Small applications can be content with a piece of dense cardboard, but complex panels will already require a wooden or plastic base, covered with cloth or burlap. Decorate the background will also get a grid, colored paper, “carpet” of dried leaves or wallpaper fragment.

One of the most common topics for homemade panels is Autumn bouquet. It uses drunks dried outdoors in the open air beams or separately with the preservation of stalks. All elements of the composition are attached to thick cardboard, tightened with yellowish flap. You can use any elements in the work, but It is better to give preference to those that will harmoniously arrange on a flat surface.

For example, it may be targeted, Mordovnik and Physalis, in the company to which spikelets, needle branches and hauters will be added.

Collecting a non-bouquet of plants and tanging it with a ribbon, it will only remain cut through a pair of holes and consolidate the composition on it with a wire. Vase or basket are cut out of thick colored paper, then glued on top of the stems. Corners of the frame can be issued by beads or bows.

Making volumetric toys

Make your own hands a beautiful floral toy will be able to choose a sufficient number of live flowers of the same size, as well as get a floristic sponge, wire or wooden spanks, a stationery knife and water. Deciding which animal will be created, it is necessary to cut the corresponding figure of the floral sponge. It is not rebeling separately to create a head, torso and paws, and after connecting them. Fragments of the oasis fall into the water for careful impregnation, and then briefly set aside to excess water glass.

The body of the animals is immediately assembled with wire or spamps. Flowers Cropped with macashals so that about 3 centimeters of the stem left next to the bud. Next they are very tight and without lumens stick into a sponge. Animal eyes are made of paper, and instead of the nose you can use a small candy.

Ready toy can also be decorated with additional details.

Assembling bracelets

To create gentle flower bracelets it is better to use only live instances. In addition to fresh buds, it will have to use pliers, tape tape, scissors, thick and thin wire, satin ribbon 1 centimeter width and hot glue gun. First of all, the thick wire is cropped by wrist width. Rounded pliers of her ends, to give a metallic bar, rounded the wrist shape and wrap his teip tape. Having obtained the basis, it will be possible to proceed to the preparation of the flower.

Thin wire bends with a loop in such a way that it managed to spend through the bud in the center of the stem. Leaving the flower head about 7 centimeters of the twist, the rest will need to cut off. Next thread twisted and turns teip-ribbon. If you plan to place several flowers in the bracelet, then they are prepared in a similar way, after which their wire is twisted with each other. To connect floral parts with the base, it will be necessary, holding a bud with one hand, the other with the power to rotate it around the base of the bracelet.

The finished bracelet is decorated with an atlantic ribbon planted on a thermoclayer. In principle, it is also possible to act more easier and weave the bracelet like a wreath, applying the stalks of individual colors in a circle and priming them with a metal twist and teep tape.

Other ideas

Topicia from dry herbs and colors is going fast, but it looks very impressive. For the formation of such a composition, a variety of drunks are involved, foam blank in the shape of a ball, straight stick for the barrel, cachep and gypsum mixture. As an additional decoration, it is worth preparing a features, lace and sisal. First of all, the wooden wand is slightly sharpened and one end immediately sticks into a foam balloon. Another end is immersed in a gypsum mixture, powder.

When the base snacks, the “crown” of the tree is drawn up with the help of glue with dry buton, spikelets, dried leaves and other plants. “Earth” in the pot is masked by an additional decor, and the container itself is tiered by a ribbon or lace.

Dried flowers can also be used to construct wreath on the wall, aromatic sachet in a tissue bag or even bath salt. Of course, do not forget about the possibility of drawing up a bouquet of fresh or dry samples.

About how to properly put herbarium for crafts, look in the following video.

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