Just a heads-up: This blog post is going to be a little out of the ordinary from what you are used to seeing. And we love it. 

Our bride, Jessica, sent us this amazing email with 'after' photos of her bridal bouquet. She worked some magic and turned her stunning bouquet into a gorgeous DIY dried floral wreath. We love when brides have a creative bone and recycle flowers so beautifully. Check out the instructions below:

dried flower wreath featuring flowers by maxit flower design in houston, texas

We were dying to know how to create such a gorgeous piece, so we reached out to Jessica and here is what she had to say:

We took apart the bouquets and arrangements and individually clothes pinned them upside down on a drying rack. It was a little tedious but worth it. I kept it in my laundry room which was dark, for a couple weeks until they all got pretty crispy.
flowers drying on a rack
dried flowers laid out on a table
I started with a grapevine wreath; that we got at Walmart for $5 and then started glueing. Starting with big leaves and moving to smaller leaves then finishing with eucalyptus. I then began making little flower “story” bundles and arranging them to be glued as well.
process of making a dried floral wreath

The DIY is pretty simple, but should you need more instructions, we found a decent tutorial here. We want to thank Jessica for sharing this gorgeous piece with us and for getting our creative juices flowing! We can't wait to get her wedding photos back and show you what the 'before' looked like! 

dried floral wreath using flowers by maxit flower design
close up of dried floral wreath using flowers by maxit flower design