Bring The Outdoors In

Dried Flower Garland… so fun to make!  We're quickly becoming big-time plant enthusiasts around here! We're constantly obsessing about new ways to add fresh flowers and plants to our space. Bring the Outdoors In is a brand new book full of beautiful solutions for doing just that. We partnered with Chronicle Books on this post, who sent us a copy to check out, and we instantly bookmarked, like, five projects we wanted to try. Here are a few photos of the book…Bring The Outdoors In 1Bring The Outdoors In 1Bring The Outdoors In 1Bring The Outdoors In 1These are a few of our favorite projects in the book. That crystal planter… swoon. And the cement planter would be perfect for our back porch. So good, right? The dried flower garland is the first project we chose to make. Here's how to make it:Dried Flower Garland… so fun to make!Supplies: scissors, white polyester thread, hand sewing needle, dried flowers. Step 1. Cut the thread to the desired length of the garland. I made mine about 2 1/2 yards. Step 2. With a needle and thread, start stringing the flowers onto the thread. For longer lengths, the book recommends threading the flowers to the middle from one end and then rethreading needle on the other side of the thread and repeating the process. This keeps you from having to drag and deteriorate the flower all the way across 2 1/2 yards. Step 3. Just tie knots on either end, and you're ready to hang!Dried Flower Garland… so fun to make!I ended up using it to decorate the poster at the top of our stairway landing. I love the little touch that it adds! 

Let us know which project is your favorite when you check out Bring the Outdoors In. 🙂 There's just something about springtime that makes us want to fill our whole space with plants and flowers. Are you feelin' it? xo. Elsie

  • Do you think you can string the flowers fresh and then let them dry while hanging in garland form? I have so many gorgeous flowers in my yard right now!

  • Wow I love the garland. I just bought seven bouquets of Baby’s Breath to decorate my home with. It makes it such a beautiful place to spend time in.

  • I am so feeling it. I made a Hobbit-inspired terrarium to keep me sated. This garland is so beautiful! A great idea for bouquets that are getting old but you don’t wanna throw out, just dry em out and use them in a new way! Thanks guys 😀

    XO_BITS

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  • i absolutely love that garland and that book looks fantastic! it’s going on the wishlist!

  • Heather- we bought pre-dried flowers from Michael’s for this project. 😀

  • I would love to know more about the dried flowers! Did you dry them yourself or buy them pre-dried in bulk?

  • You can do so many fun things with dried flowers! I’m collecting flowers to dry for a project right now, I’m so looking forward to start with (:

  • This garland is fabulous! It’s so simple and colorful and adds so much interest to that poster… I have a mirror that it would look great on!

  • I’m definitely getting the flower/plant bug, especially now that it’s spring. I’m on the hunt for the perfect glass bottles to use as vases!

    xox
    Bailey
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  • The last photo is so beautiful, what a lovely idea!
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  • so lovely. Flowers make everything so much brighter. Thanks for sharing this book recommendation!
    xo

  • The flower garland is so pretty!

    Lulu xx

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  • Were any of you on the Crest commercial? Just curious.

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  • This is such a lovely idea!

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  • Brilliant book! love the bring outside inside theory, some fresh plants/flowers are always nice! Especially during spring and summer. I love the garland!

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  • Gorgeous!
    Love this..

    X

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  • This is beautiful! Its just sad that they will die after all that hard work!

    xo
    LesliMarie

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  • My husband really wants our dream house to have grass in the bathroom. He thinks it makes sense, I think it sounds like a great place for bugs and weird mold and just no. Unless it’s an outdoor bathroom….

    But maybe I just need to do some of these projects to satisfy his outdoors-in tooth 🙂

  • That sounds like a great book! Your garland turned out beautifully.

    I just posted about a way to display a plant inside too … mine is a bunch of fresh basil that I have discovered keeps very well in a vase in a shady corner. Not only do we have a ready supply of fresh basil, but it makes an interesting decoration too!

    Here’s to plants. I love love love them!

    Wishing you a great weekend.
    loulou

  • I love that garland! This would be perfect decoration to hang from trees for an outdoor party.

    Emily
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  • I love this decoration so much!!!

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  • That dried flower garland is gorgeous! I just might have to try it!

    Becca
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  • This is so so cool! And such a neat concept.
    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

  • What do you suggest is the best way to dry your flowers?
    The garland is just beautiful and I can imagine all the great colors I could use to decorate the house!

  • That flower garland is amazing!

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  • Oh, I like the look of this, might have to try it and might have to check out this book. I have three houseplants now! I’m so proud that I haven’t managed to kill them yet (although my poor air plants… I can’t keep them alive for more than a couple of months). I’ve been working part time at a wedding venue for a year and have gotten so spoiled bringing beautiful flowers home with me almost every weekend. Can’t go without flowers in the house anymore!

  • Love this! I really like garlands, they look amazing at home!

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    xx

  • I love the dried flower garland! I have the most perfect peach dried roses that would look beautiful! 🙂

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  • What a great idea! I think I need to pick up that book. I am always looking for new ways to add flowers to my house.

    Sarah

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  • The dried flower garland is my favorite one you featured, how pretty it is!

  • Lovely…

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  • Oh man, think of the possibilities for that little flower garland! Absolutely loving that idea!!
    xo Heather
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  • im def in! i love flowers at home! and as pieces of decor

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  • I LOVE this idea! I always dry flowers from special occasions, but then never know what to do with them. This is a perfect idea to add them all together and make something pretty that I can hang. Thanks for sharing!

  • This is beautiful! Flowers and plants indoors make any space feel so much helathier and happier 🙂 xx

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  • I need to make some of those poster prints and this is a great way to give it natural beauty dimension. So pretty.

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  • This is SO beautiful! It looks great with the poster too. AH! I want to make one right now.

  • Definitely going to check out the book, I’m craving lots of flowers in my new space but definitely can’t afford to keep the fresh ones around for very long!
    – Time Stand Still

  • that book sounds great! I love incorprating eco friendly materials and inspiration into designs. Love these ideas!

    xoxo

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  • Can you share about that poster? Is it your own photograph? Where did you have it made and how did you hang it up? I just love it!

  • I love that plants are so big this year – I’m trying to keep all of mine alive. Not going great so far, but I’m trying! Love the garland idea here, no watering required ♥

    xx Ashleigh

    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

  • This is great! I might try this but with faux flowers instead, though. Between this and the stump tables you guys are building up quite the outdoorsy collection!

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