It is totally hip to use natural and sustainable products at home. The dried flower trend fits in perfectly with this. Dried flowers are no longer drowsy and dusty but very cool in your interior! So buy a nice bunch of flowers and make something beautiful for your home.
Why throw it away when you can recycle? Dried grasses, grains and flowers have that classic and romantic look that you can use to create endlessly beautiful designs. Think of lush stems tied together as a field bouquet or a herbarium with flat-pressed flowers. Popular stems to use are, for example, roses, baby’s breath or cortaderia, a graceful plume.’ Dried flowers can also become a lasting memory, for example as a gift for a loved one.
In short: not only trendy, but also sustainable!
Dried flowers and drying is easy!
Drying flowers is easy. Choose your favorite flowers and plants. Choose flowers with fun colors for a cool effect. Remove the unnecessary leaves first. Then tie the flowers and plants together with a rubber band and hang them upside down in a warm and dry place. To preserve the colors even better, it is best to hang them in a dark place. In addition to this way of drying, you have a number of other ways, such as placing the flowers between a book and even in the microwave. But you can of course also buy the dried flowers ready-made!
Styling of dried flowers
There are many ways to style dried flowers. The flowers and plants are of course beautiful in their own right, but you can make it even cooler. For example, you can put the dried flowers in a bell jar, frame, hang them, put them in vases and bottles.
Maintain dried flowers
Dried flowers can last a very long time. This is easy and sustainable because you don’t have to buy a new bunch of flowers every time. However, you do need to maintain them a bit. For example, be careful not to bump into it because then the leaves could fall out. In addition, you should try to keep them out of the sun.
They once grew from water… During the drying process they are hung in the dark for several weeks. Their water supply from the stem is interrupted so that the flower goes to rest. After that, the dried flower does not need water at any time. So avoid any contact with water to continue to enjoy your dried flowers to the fullest.
So: ideal for people who forget to water the plants! ?
No bright sun!
Dried flowers prefer not to be in direct sunlight. Dried flowers have often been given a layer of color to shine. That layer fades if they are often and for a long time in the bright sun. Personally, we also like that the colors are softer. But if you like to keep the bright colors as long as possible, it is better not to place the bouquet in direct sunlight. This plays less of a role for natural dried flowers, although they also become a bit lighter over time.
So: preferably not at a window or in the veranda where they are continuously in the sun.
You can buy dried flowers all around the globe and they have been extremely popular since COVID-19 as letterbox gifts for friends or family. In Denmark is a huge webshop called Friske blomster where they send letterbox gifts all around the globe to customers and businesses. In Danish dried flowers are named as, Send blomster, and in the Netherlands it’s called droogbloemen.