Dried flowers: Long term lovely
Flowers are always beautiful, and sometimes they’re difficult to let go. There are occasions when dried flowers simply mean more. It’s easy to decorate interiors with handmade dried flowers or send them as a stylish letterbox gift to a family or friends. This article takes readers through how to dry flowers and the benefits of dried flowers and plants. Luckily, the process is simple and easy to do at home nd it means it’s possible to keep all those lovely flowers long term.
Whether decorating with dried flowers, framing them or making homes smell great with potpourri, flower drying methods will give them new life!
How to dry flowers
To dry flowers the following is needed: flowers, scissors, string or rubber bands, a hanger, unscented hairspray.
The first step is to choose which flowers to dry. Flowers that have just finished blooming are best. Then it’s a good idea to remove excess foliage from under the flower bud and trim the stems.
Divide the flowers into small bunches of six or seven flowers. For drying larger flowers like roses or hydrangeas, they have to stand on their own. Each bunch should be tied with an elastic band or string and hung upside down on the coat hanger.
To make sure the flowers keep their colour, they need to be hung in a dry, dark room, away from direct sunlight. The attic or a closet under the stairs is ideal!
The flowers should be left for two or three weeks until they are completely dry. When they’re ready to go, a small spritz of hairspray will not only protect them, but also give them a nice shine.
Benefits of dried flowers
The benefits of dried flowers and plants are endless. First, they don’t need any grooming, and there’s no need to worry about where to put them either. A warm, cold, sunny or dark place: it really doesn’t matter. That makes dried flowers and plants perfect for places that aren’t normally ideal, such as a windowless bathroom or a south-facing windowsill.
When sending flowers, letterbox dried flowers can easily be sent in the post and are less time sensitive for delivery.
A good time to share the love
Dried flowers an easy to maintain and thoughtful gift, and there are plenty of times that a bunch of flowers is just what’s needed. Because there are no seasonal limits or any urgency for the recipient to take delivery, it’s easy to surprise loved ones with a token of appreciation. Holidays, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, at a difficult time, or just because – there’s really no need for a reason!
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