I am a huge fan of fresh flowers- everywhere in the house- all the time.
That is no secret.
But did you know that I don’t toss all those blooms when they start to look a little less than perfect?
Some of them I leave just as they are to wilt and drop petals to smooshy perfection- and others I dry to use in different ways
Because, dried flowers are just as pretty as fresh- and they can be the perfect touch in a room.
They have lasting power- meaning you can fill a vase with them and enjoy without worrying about the water or mold starting to grow on the stems.
And – they are absolutely beautiful displayed simply by themselves or tucked into a garland or wreath.
Basically, decorating with dried flowers is a simple and easy way to add a sprinkle of floral beauty
anywhere- all year long.
Some of my favorite flowers to dry:
All of these will dry well and have lasting power- meaning they are not super fragile when dried
so you can enjoy them longer.
How to dry
The easiest ways to dry flowers- hanging upside down.
Back in the day – I always placed them into a dark closet because that was what I heard was best.
Now- I generally display and enjoy them while they dry
You can hang them from a simple nail on the wall-
or from a rafter/beam or on a ladder.
A few ideas for ways to use dried flowers?
I’ve got you covered.
In a basket
In a bucket
On the mantel
A flower crown for a statue
In a garland
simply tie your dried sweet peas, hydrangeas, etc with eucalyptus or other greens for a
See more of how I created this one here.
In a wreath
I started with fresh and let these dry right in place.
Among many other ways to enjoy them.
We are wrapping up that big project this week- which we are pretty happy to be doing.
I am excited to share everything soon- stay tuned!
Happy Tuesday all.