How to Care for your Dried Blooms

Dried flowers are really very easy to take care of, there’s only a few tips that will help you keep them looking beautiful for years to come!

They are fragile and they will change over time. Being a natural product they won’t just perfectly suspend in time indefinitely but they will last for years if you look after them well. And their changing appearance just adds to their charm, I think! Whether you’re having dried wedding flowers or simply some stems in a vase to enjoy at home, follow these tips to prolong the life of your dried flowers.

No Water

No water
Unlike fresh flowers, dried blooms do not like water. 
It makes their stems weak and mouldy.
Keep them warm and dry at all times.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Avoid direct sunlight!
Dried flowers will naturally fade over time, even more so  if they are kept in direct sunlight.
This is part of their charm, to be enjoyed as much as any other time.
But to slow the fade, keep them away from direct sunlight.

Be Gentle

Be Gentle
They are fragile, and become more fragile as time goes on.
You may see some fall out from grasses, some petals or some little blooms but don’t despair.
Collect these, and enjoy them in another way.
For example if you have fallout from lavender, collect it in a little pouch to rub and smell it for a calming burst of scent.
Give them a light dusting over time, gently hold the back with one hand while you gently dust the front to support fragile stems.

Quiet Spot

A Quiet Spot
Dried Blooms are  best suited to a spot with little movement.
Probably not be best to be placed on a dining table where they’ll be lifted up and down or moved around a lot.
They would be better suited to a side table perhaps, a more ‘permanent’ spot.

Keep out of Reach of Children & Pets

Keep out of Reach of Little People
They are best kept out of reach of children and pets to keep them looking their best for the longest time.
To avoid knocks, getting caught in furry coats or smushed by little hands, and to stop them ending up in little mouths – they’re not edible!!

Airflow

Good Airflow
Ensure good airflow around your blooms and prevent temperature fluctuations.
They don’t need airflow directly from an open window but in a stagnant or damp room they may become moist.
If they become moist they can become mouldy.
Sometimes vases can capture moisture and humidity within them so check the stems within the vase now and then – see that they’re nice and dry.

Care for Your Dried Blooms

If you look after your dried flowers well, they will continue to treat you well for years to come!
They are truly special and worth taking care of.
Follow the above tips and you’ll give your flowers the best time.

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