Dried flowers are a great gifting option for birthdays, Mother's Day and other special occasions. We love dried flowers because they're beautiful, but also because they last and last - often for years. They don't need to be pruned or watered like fresh flowers do, but they do require some basic care in order to keep them looking their best.
Here are our top tips for caring for dried flowers:
- Keep them out of direct sunlight: The colours of your dried flowers will fade quickly if exposed to too much direct sunlight. Display your dried flower bouquets in areas with low light, or at least indirect sunlight.
- Do not water them: Unlike fresh flowers, dried and preserved flowers do not need to be watered. Simply pop them in an empty vase. This also means you can put them in vases that aren't necessarily water safe. We recommend using an opaque vase for dried flowers, rather than a clear glass vase, so that the stems are hidden.
- Avoid high humidity: Humidity can cause mildew to grow, and puts your dried flowers at risk of rotting - and we don’t want that! Do your best to keep your dried flowers out of humid areas, like bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor spaces. Instead, store them in living areas and bedrooms If you live in a particularly humid climate, try to store your dried flowers in the driest room possible.
- Be gentle with them: If you want your dried flowers to last as long as possible, it’s important not to move them around too much. The petals are quite delicate and will become crushed or broken if handled too roughly or too often, so bear this in mind when storing or moving them.
- Regularly dust your dried flowers: Just like any other type of decoration, these flowers will collect dust over time. Gently dust them with a soft cloth or brush to keep them looking clean and fresh.
- Keep them in a safe place: By this we mean out of reach of naughty pets and children, and in a place where they won't be knocked over. We also recommend keeping your dried flowers away from any open flames - like candles or fireplaces - and out of the way of strong airflows, such as those caused by fans, draughts and air-conditioners.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your dried flowers looking beautiful for months (or even years) to come! And if you're sending dried flowers to a special someone, be sure to pass along this information to them so they can keep them looking fresh from the start.
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