DIY Dried Flowers Greeting Cards

Well, pastel dye my hair and put me in a flowy, lace dress (it’s cold, please don’t) because I have now officially reached Tumblr level 6,000. It’s happened.

Why, you may ask? Well . . . look at the “bunch” of stuff I just bought:

Please tell me you died inside a little at my pun. I need someone to have an intervention and tell me “Mia, that’s not okay”.

We are now firmly in Christmas territory – there’s no denying it for you Scrooges out there. Now, this year I thought I was really organised; I had most of my presents bought and wrapped by the first week of December! However, as is the way of the world, when you think you’ve prepared for every outcome and planned every possible bump in the road . . . well, life throws a curveball at you. For me?

I forgot to buy Christmas cards.

I know, I know; is it even that big a deal? Does anyone even care anymore?

No, not really – but I wanted to win at Christmas this year and beat it’s expensive, stress-inducing spirit to the floor. And one cannot win at Christmas without Christmas cards. Also, I ordered loads of dried flowers (I have ridiculous spending habits, sue me) and they were staring at me, whispering “Mia . . . make something with me”. I am not a cruel mistress, and so I had to pick up my scissors and get crafting. Besides, I’ve shared Christmas wrapping paper with you, some DIY Christmas gifts and even some decorations . . . how could I not include cards?

I’m creating a mini-Christmas brand here; I can’t just leave it incomplete. No, seriously, I am using these towards my portfolio. It’s woefully empty at the moment and every little helps.

You Will Need:

More than the things in this photograph; sorry, guys, I was struck by inspiration halfway through making these and I had to branch out.

What You Need To Do

  1. Figure out a rough composition/arrangement.

    The first step is to create a look that you like; I liked the contrast between a touch of black card the flowers. From here, you also see if you need to cut down or rearrange your flowers a touch.
  2. Wrap some tissue around your flowers to create a more pretty bouquet. The whole point of this damn card is to be aesthetic, you need to commit!
  3. Glue down your black card, then cellotape your bouquet in your desired position.
  4. Thread the alphabet beads onto some string (tying a knot before and after each word so it stays in place).
  5. Cellotape the string (on the inside of the card) so it wraps around the entire card. Rearrange the tissue of the bouquet so the cellotape is covered. Enjoy your hard work – and maybe a hot chocolate. You’ve just won Christmas, kid. Congrats.

Now, this is just a first smash at these; there are a couple of things I will tweak on my next go . . . But I think it was a pretty good first attempt! Besides, dried flowers make anything 100x better. And if you’re lucky enough to not need to give out Christmas cards (and, yes, I do technically fit into this category, but I’m winning at Christmas this year, don’t test me) you can keep these adorable cards . . . and use them in a super cute DIY I have coming up in New Year. I know, I know – you didn’t sign up to follow a DIY blog.

Well, when I was signed up to life as my parents’ child, I thought I was meant to be mixed race and I’m the colour of the inside of a Kinder Bueno (ie paler than my white dad), so we don’t all get what we expect from this life.

Anyways, that’s this post done! I hope you guys enjoyed it; would you try this DIY? Or are you totally not a card giver? Also, can we please discuss the beauty that is dried flowers? I feel like my entire summer next year I’m going to collect flowers just to dry them and decorate with them! Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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58 thoughts on “DIY Dried Flowers Greeting Cards

  1. Sartenada – Hi. In my photo blog, I have big selection of photos from Finland; from the South to the North, from the East to the West. My blog deals all subjects of life including travelling, hobbies, customs, habits, oddities, towns, traditions, road trips, winter, snow, garden, biking, reindeers, handicrafts, lake cruses, DIY with instructions, sauna etc. Every post has a theme. Northern parts of Finland are near to my heart, which means much information about those areas. Blog in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese. Welcome / Bienvenido / Bienvenu / Bem vinda
    Sartenada says:

    Well done and looks gorgeous. You could also make this from straws instead of beads:

    Himmeli how to make it.

    Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you lovely! I’ll take a look at that later x

    1. Awww thank you so much lovely! I definitely recommend giving it a try – it’s super easy too xx

  2. SimpleSerenity – My name is Azra, welcome to my blog SimpleSerenity. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old chemical engineering student that works as a beauty journalist. I hope you'll enjoy spending time on my blog and enjoy my content. It would mean a world to me if you would subscribe and leave me any feedback that you have! If you want to ask me something you can email me at simple_serenity@outlook.com.
    SimpleSerenity says:

    Such a great idea, these kind of cards are super expensive here. I’ll have to try and make it, it looks super cute. xx

    1. Oooh definitely do give it a try – it’s really easy and customisable too, which is always a plus xx

    1. Thank you so much! And I think I’m definitely going to be using the dry flowers in more DIY things in the future! xxx

    1. Thank you so much lovely! And trust me they’re so easy to make – go for it 😀 xx

  3. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!
    K.M. Sutton says:

    Girl once again you win at the DIY game and put everyone else to shame! I seriously love this! They are adorable!
    Also cards are still and should always be a thing! Especially when they are as cute as these! <3

    1. Awww thank you so much lovely girl! And yess I kind of want to keep it tbh….a christmas card to myself xD <3

      1. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!
        K.M. Sutton says:

        You are very welcome sweets! Haha do it! We all need some tlc to ourselves too!;)

  4. Diva Named Dom – Just a girl on a full time journey of procuring the best version of myself. I consider my hometown, South Florida, paradise. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay a while! www.DivaNamedDom.com
    DivaNamedDom says:

    These are so cute! I wish I wasn’t selfish and actually gave out Christmas gifts! Awww!

    Dom
    http://www.DivaNamedDom.com

    1. Ahaha I love that – maybe gift some to yourself 😉 You deserve a treat after all xx

    1. Thanks lovely! Glad you enjoyed 🙂 xx

  5. Sarah – UK – BLOG: https://vintagetearose.co.uk/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/vintagetearose/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/vintagetearose92/ 25 year old blogger from the UK. Beauty, Lifestyle, Style, Interiors, Book Reviews, Thoughts and more..
    Sarah says:

    These look amazing! I’d be beyond thrilled to received one of these 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot 🙂 x

  6. One of the things I love about the countryside in your country. The wildflowers are incredible and I have memories of them pressed right back from when I was 4. I would have to cross running water to get away from a witch though.
    All those folk crafts work in to the greater crafts. Your creativity is great. Have you smashed a guitar over anyone lately?
    Incidentally I said to my wolf the other day about the possibility of me kicking a punter in the head next gig I play… and 6 hours later the Queens of Stone Age singer stole my intellectual property.

    1. Yes, I completely agree – we have some great scenery in the UK! And thank you – unfortunately I have not!

      1. I remember getting some great independent press books on Wicca and druids down in Cornwall. Last place the wildflowers blew my mind somewhere around 97 or 99 was Wiltshire. The fields are great. Goodbye Christopher Robin had some great Sussex scenery. I remember a friend and I picked up a minibus to drive down there one evening and pick up a bunch of people. Driving into all the bare trees down there was eerie.
        New moon now. Darkest of it is in about 26 hours. 26°

    1. Thanks lovely! And yes, definitely do give it a try – I hope her birthday’s good 🙂 x

  7. Ella – Early Years Practitioner and Psychology Graduate blogging about art, crafts, creativity and life with a chronic illness. Views do not reflect my employer or former educational institutions.
    Ella: Craft Up Your Life says:

    Beautiful, creative and very aesthetic! Thank you for sharing it!

    1. Thank you lovely! I’m glad you liked it 🙂 x

    1. Aww thank you so much – and, to be fair, both of those things are pretty brill 😉 <3

  8. Rossy Galaxy – Pacific Northwest – I'm a full-time SAHM to an energetic 5 year old boy and I'm married to my best friend. / / I love makeup, photography and cars.
    ayrgalaxy says:

    these are so cute and also very simple to make 🙂

    1. Aha I just read your post about that! There’s always next year 😉

    1. Oh wow that’s so cool! Thanks lovely xx

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