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Hello, lovely people!
Today I’d like to share one of my favourite recent home decor projects: A DIY flower drying rack.
Here’s why I love it:
- It’s easy to make. It involves just three steps. All of which are “tie a knot”.
- It’s cheap to make.
- It’s pretty and practical. While the flowers are drying, you can use it as wall decor. When they’re done, you’ll have a bunch of dried flowers to use in various craft projects.
- 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 sisal rope would work as well.
- Jute twine.
- Freshly picked flowers.
I began by tying the flowers into bunches, leaving a little excess rope on them, like so:
Once the flowers were tied into bunches, I moved on to making the flower drying rack itself.
I used a standard knot to tie the jute rope to the end of the branch, leaving a little ‘tail’ free.
I then wrapped jute twine around the rope and the ‘tail’. I tied a few knots in the twine as I went to make sure it wasn’t going to fall apart after a minute.
I then did the same thing on the other side of the branch.
With the flower drying rack finished, I tied my bundles of flowers to the branch. I left a little bit of space in between bunches to allow air to circulate freely as the flowers dried.
And that was pretty much it.
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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