DRYING FLOWERS & FOLIAGE
MATERIALS YOU'LL NEED
- Scissors/floral snips
- Woody stemmed flowers and foliage
Step one. You'll need to select the right type of flowers to dry as not all blooms are perfect for drying. The best way to tell if your flower will be a beautiful end product is to choose flowers with woodier, no watery stems for eg. roses, natives, herbs etc. My favorite dried flowers are roses, eucalyptus, gum nuts, gypsophila, hydrangea, paper daisies & banksias.
step two. Now that you've selected your product begin the drying process slowly, slower the better. keep product stems in minimal water for 7-10 days then when the blooms begin to look like they are finished being fresh it is time to remove from them from the water & completely dry stems.
step three. Now tie some twine around bundle of blooms and hang in a warm dry place for 1-2 weeks until full dry. My blooms dry best on our tin shed wall or by my kitchen window of my home.
step four. Once your blooms are fully dried you can taken them down and arrange them into bottles, vases, wall hangings, into baskets etc. My personal favorite is to hang them from the wall or ceiling to create an earthy natural feel to your home. Your dried flowers will now be good for many years to come, its a fantastic way to re purpose wilted flowers or preserve garden flowers or foliage you may have plenty of in a particular season.