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Dried Flowers: Striking Fall Bouquets That Last

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Photography by: Aaron Dyer
For a natural look, concentrate blooms near the base of the branch.

Summer blooms may come and go (sadly), but a bouquet of dried flowers, made easily and inexpensively by hand, will carry you through the autumn months and beyond. Simply pick up a small branch that fits on your door, and hot-glue dried flowers along its center and extending to its twigs. For the most striking combinations, see our palette suggestions, below. Let the glue set a few minutes, then hang the arrangement with matching ribbon or string.

Dried flowers, from $5 a bunch, save-on-crafts.com.

Pick a Palette

Color-coordinated flowers always make for a beautiful bouquet. For each of the groupings here, the flowers are listed as shown from left to right.

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Photography by: Aaron Dyer

Blues & Purples

Blue Hydrangea
Eucalyptus
Blue Larkspur
Craspedia
Lavender

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Photography by: Aaron Dyer

Yellows & Oranges

Yarrow
Thistle
Yellow Hydrangea

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Photography by: Aaron Dyer

Pinks & Reds

Pink Larkspur
Caspia
Button Flower
Princess Pine

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Photography by: Aaron Dyer

Greens & Whites

Maidenhair Fern
Eucalyptus
Boxwood
Texas Tallow Berry