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How To ~ Drying Fresh Flowers

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

Keep your flowers and memories a little longer. Dried flowers can keep for months. The

softer tones can give your space a natural muted beauty.

There are multiple ways of drying flowers. I’ll describe below, what I feel is the best and

simplest way.

Some flower families dry better than others. But experimenting is certainly part of the fun,

so give it a try. You could give it a start be trying roses, statice, sea thistle, larkspur,

delphinium, yarrow, gomphrena, baby’s breath and beech leaves.

Vibrant colours tend to preform the best, and some might even surprise you with how the

colour will change. In my experience pale pink and white tend to go towards the brown side.

Reds and deep purple tend towards the darker side. Yellow, orange, hot pink and lavender

usually turn out great!

It fine to enjoy your blooms fresh for a few days. But for best results you’ll want to dry your

flowers when they are still at their best. Don’t wait for them to start to fade.

When you’re ready, begin by removing most or all of the foliage. Make sure the stems are

dry, because no one likes mold:( Create small bundles of a few stems, staggering the flower

heads to give them space. During the drying process they will shrink and you want some

space around the bloom to prevent them drying squashed. Bind the stems of your bundle

securely leaving a long string to suspend from. Hang your bundles in a cool, dry, airy place

from direct sunlight. In two to three weeks you’ll be able to arrange them in a vase or use

in a craft project.

Just let me know you’d like to try drying, and I’ll be sure to choose some good candidates in

Be sure to tag us on social media, I'd love to see how they turn out. Apropos Flowers ~ Sheri (@aproposflowers) • Instagram photos and videos Good luck.

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