Category Archives: Dried Flowers

Popular Floral Trends for 2020

The trends in the flower industry are not different to the trends that happen in fashion or music. Its a never ending cycle of what’s in and what’s not. What was popular last year may not be this year.

Often things that was popular 20 or 30 years ago can find itself back in favour in modern times. as we said, it goes in cycles.

So whats hot for 2020?

Stems that Speak Volumes
One of the upcoming trends in the floristry market are stems. What we means is that bigger and bolder is becoming more popular. Long stems and large floral heads are quickly replacing the smaller flowers we’ve been used to seeing.

Bold Vases
Over the years the plain old vase had one job to do, hold the flowers in water and not fall over. These days though more emphasis is being placed on the vase itself. The vase can also become an important part or even the centrepiece of any beautiful bouquet. You can be very artistic with your vases and experiment with many shapes, colours and vase designs for the ultimate look and feel.

Drying Flowers
Have you ever received a gorgeous bouquet from a friend, lover or partner that you held onto for dear life? You loved the bouquet so much you wanted it to stay with you for as long as possible. Well no one says you have to throw it away. Flowers can be recycled and dried and keptĀ for many years. Imagine treasuring that prized bouquet forever!

Doing More with Less
You don’t always have to go overboard and purchase bouquets that are over flowing with flowering beauty. In a world where we all have too many things, minimalism is becoming a lot more popular. You can create or buy a minimalistic bouquet and still make a powerful statement with it.

 

How To Get Creative with Flowers

Owning your own home is such a wonderful way to use your creative flower arranging skills. It’s so nice to have that place where you can be yourself. A place that kind of reflects you in many ways. You r own unique style and personality shines from the way your home looks and feels.

There are many activities and projects that you can undertake that will involve your creativity and your love of flowers. Use your skill and flair to create an even more inspiring home for you and your family.

One of the most common creative activities around the home that includes flowers is the pastime of drying your own flowers and using them to add special unique touches to your home.

Drying your own flowers is a fairly simple process. Simply select your desired flowers, take some kitchen paper and place your flowers in between each piece of kitchen paper. Place your paper and flowers inside your flower press. If you do not have one then you can use some heavy books or some books and then place heavy weights upon them. Ensure that they are kept in a dry spot for at least 21 days.

Another use for dried flower creativity is one that most people won’t even be aware of. Have you every heard of creating your own wallpaper? Not many people are aware that you can but it is possible. Ok we’ll let our secret out. When we say wallpaper we are referring the the background of your desktop computer or mobile phone screen :). So if you have a flower arrangement in your house that you are most proud of. Make sure they are placed in good light that brings out the best in them. Then, take your time to take the right picture. You may have to try a few different angles and it may take you multiple attempts to get the right photo.

Once you have the perfect photo set it as your background on your computer and mobile phone!