Create pretty and functional wall decor with this cheap, quick, and easy DIY flower drying rack.
Hello, lovely people!
Today I’d like to share one of my favourite recent home decor projects: A rustic DIY flower drying rack.
Here’s why I love it:
- It’s easy to make. Like, really easy. It involves just three steps, all of which are basically “tie a knot here”.
- It’s really cheap to make. The flowers and branch can be gathered from your garden for a total cost of $0. If you have no jute rope or twine at home, you may need to buy some. However, you’ll only use a few cents worth of each. You can then use the rest in other DIY home decor projects, such as this 15 minute vintage rolled paper jar, this Hello Spring bunting, or these quick and easy vintage poster scrolls.
- This flower drying rack is both pretty and practical. While the flowers are drying it makes cute wall decor. Once the flowers are dry, you can simply snip them off and use them in your various projects. For example, I’m planning on using the lavender to make scented wardrobe inserts.
Anyway, I’m going to stop yammering on now and get to what you came here for: Showing you how to make your very own flower drying rack!
How to make a cheap flower drying rack in a few simple steps
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To make your flower drying rack, you will need:
- A branch. I chose a branch that was a bit curvy to aid air circulation, which helps the flowers dry out nicely.
- Thick rope. I used jute rope, but you can really use any thick rope you like. Sisal rope, like the type I used in the DIY flower market sign, would also work well.
- Jute twine.
- Freshly picked flowers. If you can’t use real flowers for whatever reason, artificial flowers will work (some cute options here, here, and here), though this will obviously increase the cost of the project.
To begin, tie your freshly picked flowers into bunches, leaving a little excess rope on them, like so:
Once your flowers are bundled up, it’s time to move on to the main event: Actually making the flower drying rack.
For this step, I used the same easy rope-tying technique I used on my DIY flower market sign.
Using a standard knot, tie your jute rope to the end of your branch. Leave a small ‘tail’ free.
Grab the tail and the rest of the rope. Tightly wrap jute twine around both, tying a few knots as you go. Finish with a few tight knots then snip the excess jute twine off.
Repeat on the other side of your branch, leaving a little give in the jute rope.
Finally, tie your flower bunches to the stick. Try to leave a little space between the bunches so that air can circulate freely.
And with that, you’re finished!
I ended up hanging my flower drying rack above my couch. I love having the smell of eucalyptus and lavender in my living room.
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