Create Your Own Dry Flowers to Decorate Your Home With

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Drying flowers dates back to the ancient times—Egyptians used to decorate tombs with them. Not only do they make great decorations, but they’re also a way to cherish wedding bouquets or boutonnieres. Not all flowers dry well and the best ones to use are roses, hydrangeas, and peonies. For added texture, you can add filler flowers like baby’s breath, statice, solidago, and brunia. Here’s what you’ll need to dry flowers and how to dry them.

Materials:

  • Flowers
  • Clothes drying rack or clothes hanger
  • Scissors
  • Twine, cut in 10 to 12-inch lengths
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🌱 DIY dried flowers In my household, we always bought a bouquet of local flowers at the nearby market for offerings to the deities every 2 weeks. The bouquet just sat there for 3-5 days before it eventually wither and died. The bouquet will just be thrown away and so the cycle continues. Since i love dried flowers anyway, so i came across this idea to preserves it by making it into dried flowers. And trust me, i'm so glad i tried it 😌. All i did was cut the excess leaves, arrange the flowers, and tie them together with a string. Next, i'm using my unused closet and i sticked a plastic clothing hook on the closet's ceiling so i can hang the flowers upside down. Just close it and wait for 2 – 3 weeks 🗓 (depending on the flowers' water content) After the flowers are dried up, you are ready to go ! Transfer it to a glass bottle or any containe you have (i'm reusing the olive oil bottle that i cleaned thoroughly), and wrap it with some scrap twine for decoration 🌺 Please take notes that the flowers' colour will get darken and the petals will be very frail when dried up so make sure you handle it with care 🙏 P.s. if you notice, there's a pressed flower beside the bottle which i'm still experimenting on. I'll make the article soon once im satisfied with the result ! #forabettersphere . . #notoplastic #saveearth #plasticpollutes #endplasticpollution #savetheocean #saveturtles #zerowaste #sustainableenergy #ecofriendly #eco #mothernature  #oceanpollution #ecoliving #lowimpact #breakfreefromplastic #jualstainlessstraw #diydriedflowers #driedflowers #preservedflower

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Process:

  1. If you’re using flowers from a bouquet, pull each one out and separate them before stripping away the leaves and petals that are damp, wilted, or discolored.
  2. Cut about an inch from the bottom of the stem and tie twine to the bottom of the stem, leaving a long tail to fasten to the drying rack or hanger.
  3. Tie the twine starting at one end of the hanger or drying rack, so your flowers are hanging upside down.
  4. Tie the next flower the same way, but leave three to five inches from the other flower.
  5. Continue doing this for all the flowers, making sure that the flowers aren’t touching each other.
  6. Place the drying rack or hangers with tied flowers in a dry area of your home for two to three weeks.

Arrange Them:

  1. After three weeks, cut your flowers from the twine and get rid of any excess twine.
  2. You can bunch and tie them together to hang from a mirror, bunch them together and place them in a dry vase, or place the single stems in bud cases.