If you have some fresh flowers from your garden that are looking like they are about to start wilting soon, don’t throw them away! Dried and preserved flowers can be used in many ways around the house, providing texture, color, and even some medicinal benefits. Here’s an overview of how to dry and preserve flowers so you can keep enjoying their beauty all year long.
Prolong the life of fresh flowers
How can you prolong the life of fresh flowers? The answer is simple: by drying and preserving them. There are a number of ways you can do this, like hanging them upside down to dry in a dark, cool place or even freeze-drying them to make iced flowers. But if you’re looking for a more hands-on approach, The Flower Crew is here to help! We’ll even teach you how to create your own preserved flower arrangements in the comfort of your home. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of dried and preserved flowers and where we’ve been featured.
- With their versatility and ease of use, it’s no wonder that the preservation process has become increasingly popular. The process preserves the color, shape, scent and feel of the original blossoms while also lengthening the time they will last.
- Unlike with silk flowers, when it comes to preserving natural ones you get something that looks as good as it smells—something so beautiful it might just be mistaken for the real thing!
- Whether they’re framed on a wall or adorning your home in an elegant arrangement, dried or preserved flowers will have everyone thinking spring all year round.
Create unique pieces of art
The Flower Crew is a collective of artists, working together to create art from dried flowers. They are co-owners in a studio and workshop in the outskirts of the city, where they share their skills with people who want to learn how to create these unique pieces. This process is called flower pressing and the finished product is known as a pressed flower or preserved flower.
This process can be used for many different kinds of flowers, but it is most commonly found on roses because they have an abundance of petals that hold color well after drying. The Rose Petal Pressing Workshop will teach you how to create preserved flowers out of roses by taking advantage of this natural process.
Dried flowers are a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty and benefits of fresh flowers all year long. Whether you live in a place where the climate prohibits growing plants, have allergies, or just want to get creative with your décor, dried flowers are a great option. They come in many different colors and shapes so you’re sure to find something that suits your needs. The Flower Crew is here to help you get started with drying and preserving your flowers! Our process takes just minutes, then they’ll be ready for installation at home or as a gift. Dried flowers are a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty and benefits of fresh flowers all year long. Whether you live in a place where the climate prohibits growing plants,
Enjoy the process
In The Flower Crew, we show you how to dry and preserve flowers. We’ll take you through the process step-by-step so you can learn how to make your own preserved flowers at home. If you’re looking for a creative way to remember loved ones, preserve your favorite bouquet or just looking for some new décor options, then this is the tutorial for you!
- Start by cutting off the bottom of the stem. Leave about an inch.
- Next, fill a bowl with enough water to cover the stems so they will stay fresh as they are drying.
- Place stems in the water and wait 12 hours before removing them from the bowl.
- After 12 hours have passed, remove the stems from the water and place on paper towels to dry. It should take 24-48 hours for the flower petals to completely dry.
- Once dried, place the dried flowers in a jar with glass lid or plastic wrap until ready to use.
- Use immediately or store indefinitely–you now have a beautiful set of dried and preserved flowers that will last forever!