Even if you have applied Grandma’s tips to the letter to preserve her bouquet of flowers in a vase for as long as possible, the time will come when they will inevitably end up withering. So, instead of letting them sadly die, why not dry them to give them a second life? Dried flowers are popular and they invade our interiors. They are ideal for giving a country and bohemian atmosphere to all the rooms of the house. Besides, drying flowers is not rocket science when you know how to go about it. So, find out quickly how to dry them, but also learn how to choose them well, because not all flowers are suitable for drying! Here is a selection of dried flowers.

The technique for drying flowers

Choose flowers from the list below and remove most of the foliage. The leaves do not keep very well and will only rot the rest of the plant, this also applies to rose thorns. There are several techniques for drying flowers, here are two very easy ones.

Technique #1   : 

The first technique consists of drying the flowers in the form of a bouquet. So gather all your carefully chosen and stripped flowers and then wrap them with a string or an elastic band. It is important not to overtighten so as not to damage the rods.

Technique n°2 : 

The second technique is to individually hang each flower upside down. You will place them in a dark, humidity-free and cool room. A garage or basement will do.

After choosing one of these two techniques, the flowers must be left to dry for 3 weeks. Then it will be enough to spray them with lacquer to avoid dust and fix the thinnest and most fragile rods.

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List of flowers to dry

1) Roses

Valentine's Day roses: which flowers to give according to their meaning?
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2) Peonies

peonies
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3) Hydrangeas

Flowering hydrangea hedge
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4) Dahlias

dahlia flowers
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5) Lavender

lavender
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6) L’eucalyptus

eucalyptus
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7) Cotton Flower Branches

cotton flower branches
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8) Blue Thistle

blue thistle flower
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9) Pampas Grass

pampas grass
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10) The gypsophile

gypsophile
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11) Sprigs of Wheat

wheat
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12) Yarrow

yarrow
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13) Craspedias

craspedias
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14) Statices

static Limonium
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