Whether your aesthetic is boho, midcentury, Scandi-inspired, or farmhouse (or a maybe a mix?), we think we've finally come up with a winter holiday DIY that works with many different design styles. And did we mention how easy this is to make? All you really need is an off-the-shelf tabletop and luxe dried flowers.
Things You'll Need
Staple gun and staples (for more permanent application)
Remove-able hooks (for temporary application)
Decide on the style of lettering you want for your holiday-themed word, and then draw it lightly on the face of the wooden circle using a pencil. We intentionally placed our word off to the side to leave plenty of room for the dried floral arrangement step that comes next. Once you're satisfied with your design, go over the pencil lines with black acrylic paint using a detail paint brush.
We chose a loose cursive style for our lettering because it's more forgiving than standard type!
Place your assorted dried florals and pampas grass stems around you in piles organized by style. Then attach them one by one to the face of your wooden circle using either a more permanent staple gun or temporary hooks. The temporary hooks can be gently removed so that you can use the dried florals elsewhere after the holiday season, or you can use the staple gun to create a sign that can be reused year after year. Keep heavy-duty sheers nearby in case you need to trim down any of the stems to make them more workable in your arrangement.
Start by laying down two of the larger pampas grass stems end-to-end along the side of the wooden circle. Staple them down at the stem, and then push the fronds apart to put a couple of other staples toward the top of the pampas to help guide it along the curve of the wooden circle. It's okay if some of the fronds extend beyond the circle — this will help give it more of an earthy feel!
Then, follow the same steps to attach the rest of the assorted dried flowers. Space out certain styles and colors so that they aren't right next to each other. This will help achieve nice balance. Place your flatter dried flowers first (such as ferns) and then layer the more three-dimensional options (like dried roses and other petaled flowers) on top. Layering the darkest dried flowers underneath the lighter-colored ones will help make them pop.
Carrie Waller is the writer, stylist and photographer behind the lifestyle and crafting blog, Dream Green DIY, which was founded in March 2011. Her work has been featured by Domino, Better Homes and Gardens, Design*Sponge, HGTV Magazine, Country Living, Rue Daily, Glitter Guide, and Apartment Therapy. Carrie lives in Waynesboro, Virginia, with her husband and their three pets.