Dried flowers seemed to have faded into the background. I remember back in my youth, playing hide and seek in one of my grandmother’s closets and getting a rather stern talking to after bumping into the delicate hydrangea stems she had hanging to dry in the back.
However, very recently, dried flowers have started making a comeback. We’re so glad they did. A couple weeks ago we put together some bouquets in the color scheme shown above, and they flew out the door! We got the hint and made more. A lovely, semi permanent way to bring in a little color and texture.
There are a few different ways to dry flowers at home, but I have always been pretty casual in my flower drying.
Remove all the foliage from any flower stems, leaving only the blossom. Bundle together and hang upside-down in a cool, dry, dark location (like the back of grandma’s closet). Then let nature do its work. Some flowers dry more nicely than others. Hydrangea, craspedia, roses, heather, most seed pods, and eucalyptus are a few easy go to’s to get your flowers drying hobby started.