Love the feeling you get when you receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers? They can bring such warmth, such joy to ones heart. Trouble is you’re only going to get the chance to look and smell them for around 10 days at the most. Some bouquets you receive are going to have more meaning than others.
You may have a need on occasions for those flowers to stay with you forever. This is possible of course with flower preservation.
Flowers can be preserved. It’s what you can do with them once they are preserved that counts. There are some many ways you can use these flowers, so here are some ideas of what you can do.
Once you have gone through the preservation process either through drying or a chemical process, you can take your flowers, press them and then put then in a picture frame. This can either act as a wonderful decorative piece in a special room or serve as a gift that you can give to another.
There are some amazing jewellery pieces you can also make using your dried or preserved flowers. There are many tricks and techniques that can be used to embed your flowers in a bracelet or in a set of earrings. This way you can wear this jewellery every day and be reminded of those special flowers all of the time.
Here are three ways that you can use to dry your flowers.
Drying with air – Remove excess leaves and branch stems below the flower. Arrange flowers in your desired way and secure the stems with string or a rubber band. Put your flowers in a dark and dry place. The loft can be an ideal place and you typically want an area where air can circulate through.
Chemical drying – The chemical glycerine is used for preserving flowers. This method is not always the best to use for flowers. It is ideal for plants and other foliage.
Flower press preserving – This is a technique that has been used for hundreds of years. It’s something that people do as a hobby. Make sure your flowers are clean and dry. If you’re going to press them in a book make sure the pages can absorb moisture, you don’t want shiny pages that won’t absorb the water.