Sending someone fresh cut flowers is a very kind gesture but depending on the person or the occasion, dried flowers may be a great alternative or even a great way to switch it up! Fresh cut flowers last for around a week, where as a dried arrangement could last you forever! A lasting memory you are able to gift to a loved one or even yourself.
Besides the fact that dried flowers will last you a long time, they are also a great way for us at the shop to reuse the flowers that we don’t end up using in fresh arrangements. They can also be a great way for you at home to preserve flowers or arrangements that you purchase fresh. Drying flowers out allows you to recycle what would otherwise be thrown away.
If you are interested in drying your own flowers at home, here’s how we do it at May Flowers! it’s super easy.
- Take the flowers you would like to dry and hang them upside down. If possible, hang them in a place that doesn’t have too much moisture in the air.
- Make sure to separate the flowers so that they aren't too close together and touching too much. This will prevent molding.
- Now you wait! About a month will do the trick.
- After waiting around a month touch the inside of the flower to make sure it is all the way dry before taking it down. If it is still soft, hang for another week and check again. Repeat this process until the flower is dry throughout
Dried flowers have become an element that is used very often mixed into fresh floral designs along with used on their own to create completely dried arrangements. Here are a few of the most popular dried elements florists are using this winter 2020.