Not all types of flowers are equally suitable for drying. Some flowers have rather soft stems and a lot of moisture, which makes them difficult to dry. This applies, for example, to tulips, daffodils and amaryllis. Flowers with woody stems are ideal for drying. These are also often the flowers that are more difficult to cut diagonally when arranging the flowers.
Examples include delphiniums, cornflowers, yellow Craspedia bulbs, gypsophila, Limonium, roses, sunflowers, Achillea, cow parsley, chrysanthemums and poppies.
Dry flowers in a vase
This is how you usually see them combined in the living room, bedroom or toilet: dried flowers or a dried bouquet in a vase. Mix and match a few different types of vases or bottles and put them together on the dining table, side table or on a pouf. Don’t hold back: the more vases, the more you make a statement with the bright items.
Bottled dried flowers
Dried flowers in a vase are fun. What you can also do is fill vases or glass bottles with dried flowers. Let them stagger a bit in length for a playful effect, but keep them from sticking out above the bottle or vase.
How do you make dried flowers?
Have you found beautiful flowers? Then remove the excess leaves and tie them together with a rubber band. Then hang them upside down in a warm and dry place and they will dry beautifully!
Do you want the flowers to keep their beautiful color? Then it’s best to hang them in the dark.
Wreath of dried flowers
Dried flowers are to die for, so why not use them in a beautiful wreath. This way you make sure that your front door or barn door always looks floral. Or what about decorating the empty wall where the Christmas tree used to be? Again, they are available ready-made and very easy to make yourself.
Storing dried flowers
Spray some hairspray on the dried flowers bouquet, this will help them keep their shape longer and make them less fragile.
Tie the dried flowers together or put them in one or more vases. Then put the flowers in a place where the humidity is not too high. For example, a bathroom is not suitable. This is because dried flowers absorb moisture, which is not good for the life of the plant. Carefully remove any dust now and then, so that the flowers do not become dull.
Finally, you can hang the dried flowers on the wall. Per bunch or per branch and a piece of tape, that’s all you need. Hang them scattered on a painted wall and you’ve created your own flower power wall.
How long do dried flowers last?
A dried flower bouquet will stay beautiful for a long time, and you can store them for a long time. About 6 to 12 months. Of course it is great fun to make these bunches yourself, but are you more of a convenience person? You can give a plant gift with Bloompost and send them to friends or relatives.