What to do with dried flowers

What to do with dried flowers!

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you may have noticed that dried flowers have been circulating the internet, becoming a top trend for anyone who wants to bring a rustic vibe to their home. However, if you are behind on this trend, there is no need to worry! We are here to help you understand how you can use dried flowers to your benefit, as well as how to incorporate them into your daily home decor.   

Dried Flower Bouquet Ideas 

Have you been looking for a unique gift for a special occasion? 

Why not try a dried flower bouquet? They are the perfect alternative to the normal fresh flower bouquet, as they are long-lasting, and can be kept for a considerable period of time given the proper maintenance. You can create your own arrangement using flowers that are in season, or use a combination of dried and fresh flowers of your choosing.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • A simple bouquet of dried roses or daisies can be beautiful and elegant.
  • For a more whimsical look, try a bouquet of dried sunflowers, feathers, and berries.
  • A rustic bouquet of dried flowers and leaves can be perfect for a country wedding.
  • A bouquet of succulents is a great way to add a touch of greenery to your arrangement.
  • A dried flower bouquet is a unique and special gift that will be appreciated by anyone.

5 Dried Flowers Decoration Ideas

Drying flowers is a great way to preserve their beauty and keep them around for a long time. They also work as beautiful decorations, and are a great way to incorporate nature into any space. If you are looking for ways to incorporate dried flowers into your decor, we have outlined 5 different dried flowers decoration ideas to help you get started.

Dried Flowers In Vases

The most common way to incorporate dried flowers into your home is to arrange them in vases. Although this may seem simple, dried flower arrangements bring in their own unique charm, and they last a lot longer in comparison to fresh flowers. Plus, they don’t change colour or shape, and need little to no maintenance. In order to create your own arrangement all you have to do is evenly distribute the dried flowers into a container of your choosing, making sure you trim the stem lengths in order to create your desired shape. You can easily create simple or elaborate displays and play with different heights and textures, meaning you can have an arrangement for any occasion. This is the perfect choice if you wish to create a statement piece for your home.


Dried Flower Wreaths 

Another way to use dried flowers is by making a floral wreath. This is an ideal way to add a stunning floral element to your home decor, as you can hang them pretty much anywhere - walls, doors, hallways, bedrooms, fireplaces, you name it! All you will need is some form of wire hoop for your base, floral wire, and the dried flowers of your choosing. To make the wreath more stable, you could use a glue gun in order to ensure that your flowers won’t go anywhere, however if you use the wire effectively, this won’t be necessary. The wreaths can be as simple or as complicated and intricate as you want them to be, and you can create as many as you wish. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box - or should we say hoop?

Framing Dried Flowers

Whether it's a random bouquet of flowers you bought yourself on a rainy day, or a bouquet you received as a congratulations from a loved one, we always seem to want to preserve bouquets, without them wilting or dying. The easiest way to ensure that you can keep the flowers for as long as possible is to learn how to dry/press them. In doing this, it ensures that you can preserve their beauty and sentimental value, as well as allows you to incorporate them into your home. Framing these flowers makes an excellent decor piece, and is very easy to do yourself. Whether you just put them straight into a frame, or glue them down on a piece of paper beforehand, they will always end up looking incredible. This could also be an easy and thoughtful gift for someone you love.

Dried Flower Garland

Creating garland out of your dried flowers is the perfect way for you to create a long-lasting ornament for your home. And it only takes around 10 minutes to make! There are so many easy tutorials to follow online to help you on your way. No matter where you drape your garland, whether it be on your mantelpiece, mirrors, tables, or bannisters, they will always make a statement. What’s more, they are lightweight, meaning that they can be easily moved around your house, depending on where you wish to place them, and can be easily switched up, leaving your home feeling brand new. 

Dried Flower Wall Hanging

Similar to keeping your dried flowers in a frame, having your dried flowers hanging independently on your walls is a simple decorative choice, but can look so effective in the right space. Simply tie together a few bunches of flowers, using wire or twine, and hang them upside down from a branch, or attach them directly to your wall. If you wish to bring in a more scented piece of decor, try drying out and hanging up some lavender. 

Frequently Asked Questions around: What to do with dried flowers

Can dried flowers be kept forever?

Dried flowers can be kept up to around a year, however, they can last even longer with the proper maintenance. In order to ensure you can make the most of your dried bouquets, why not look into ways to ensure they have the best chance of survival? For example, try not to keep them in a place where they will be exposed to sunlight or high temperatures. 

Why do people keep dried flowers?

Because they are versatile. Not only are they cost-effective and long-lasting, they are also high quality and can be used to add a perfect splash of colour to your home. They also make the perfect gift for any special occasion. 

What is the purpose of dried flowers?

The act of drying flowers has been around for a long time. They have multiple purposes, including being used in medicine, fragrances, and art. They are the perfect alternative to fresh flowers for anyone who wants something low maintenance, and beautiful whilst also being environmentally friendly. 

How do you preserve dried flowers?

There are many ways to preserve your dried flowers. Firstly, and most importantly, do not feed or water them! Unlike their fresh counterparts, they do not enjoy drinking water, and it can actually cause them more damage than good. Also, it's important to avoid direct sunlight if you wish to preserve their vibrant colours. Most of all, be gentle with them. Like any other flower, they can be damaged, so making sure you take care when handling your flowers can go a long way in maintaining their appearance.  

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