dried flowers - diy August 27 2019, 0 Comments
Who would have thought this trend would come round again! We are talking about the popular "dried flower" craze popping up in your insta feed. Anything from gorgeous flowers to grasses and leaves are the perfect filler for your vases. Some of our favourites are of course the Pampus style grasses with their wispy sprays, magnolia leaves that curl perfectly with that amazing burnt orange contrast, all things Palm fronds and pods, dainty babies breath and the long standing eucalyptus with its perfect grey tones.
Whilst its lovely to pick up that perfect bunch from your local florist, why not forage your own. There are lots of easy to find options, that might mean getting out the secateurs and wrestling with nature. Don't be afraid to get a little cray and pruning over grown road sides and local parks.
So the story goes, two crazy ladies hit up the local road side and found some long seeded grass to add to their collection (of mostly foraged dried goodies)
We then gathered them into our gorgeous Tine K Urn and let the magic happen.
Once you have foraged your collection, find a warm dry place in your home which is well ventilated. Tie your bunch with a rubber band, which will pull tighter as the stems shrink during drying (don't tie too tight as you don't want to damage the stems). Hang upside down for several weeks. Once your blooms have dried, style them in beautiful white ceramics, cut glass vessels or as they don't require water, your possibilities for styling are endless.