DIY | Shabby Chic Decoration: Floral Arrangement with Dried Roses

Shabby Chic Deko: Blumengesteck mit getrockneten Rosen und Schleierkraut

Today I will show you how you can make a flower arrangement with dried roses in a shabby chic look yourself! With the nostalgically romantic shabby chic style, the signs of age are appreciated. Here I use a pretty white shabby vase. As a “floral foam” I use sand, which I cover with sisal fiber. I stick dried pink roses and dried gypsophila into the sand. I dried the flowers myself. I just hung them upside down in our apartment for a few days.

With the following step-by-step instructions you can easily make the flower arrangement with dried flowers!


Here you can see which tools I used for the flower decoration in the shabby look: flower scissors and household scissors.

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Flower scissors*
I use the Japanese flower scissors Okatsune 304*
Household scissors*


I used these materials for the rose arrangement: dried roses and dried gypsophila. A white vase in a shabby chic look, sisal fiber, sand and a pink ribbon.

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Dried roses*
Dried gypsophila*
Shabby chic vase*
Sisal fiber*
Pink ribbon*

Instructions | Shabby chic decoration: floral arrangement with dried roses

Step 1: Cut flowers

First I cut the roses and the gypsophila.

I use my flower scissors and measure the length of the vase.

Step 2: Fill the vase with sand

Now I fill the dry sand into the vase.

I fill the sand almost to the top.

Step 3: Cover sand with sisal fiber

Then I cover the sand with sisal fiber.

Step 4: Insert dried flowers

Now I stick the roses through the sisal fiber into the sand.

I distribute the roses evenly and fill the gaps with gypsophila.

Step 5: Attach pink ribbon

In the last step I cut a piece of the pink ribbon and make a bow knot when attaching the ribbon to the shabby chic vase.

And the romantic, nostalgic floral arrangement is complete! I hope you had as much fun with this DIY as I did and that you enjoy looking at the shabby chic decoration!

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Hi, I'm Jenny! I love flowers and easy DIY ideas. If you like my DIYs, have a look at my pins on Pinterest!

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