DIY Dried Flowers – How to Dry Flowers Like a Pro

Dried flowers boho home interior decor

Dried flowers are officially back from the dead, and they’re making a rather chic comeback!

They’ve become a major interior trend in 2020, and from the looks of it, not going away anytime soon.

Perfectly dried flowers with soft faded tones can turn your home into a cozy boho chic dwelling.

As pretty as they are, dried flowers can also be a bit heavy on your wallet. And sometimes it’s hard to find the exact types and colors of flowers you’re looking for.

I’ve been researching on how to dry flowers by myself for sometime now, and I happened to come across the perfect little bunch of flowers in my birthday florals Sahanaka got me. So I decided to start my very first DIY project to try my hand at drying these flowers and preserve their light yellow color too.

I loved the results and the ease of the process so much that I wanted to share the how-to with you. So let’s delve into it!

How to choose the right flowers to dry

In this post, I will be sharing how to use the air-dry method to dry your flowers. It’s the traditional and most time consuming method for drying flowers, but the results are just amazing.

So, first you have to choose the right flowers for this method. Air-drying works best for bouquets and robust flowers. A few examples are:

  • Roses
  • Hydrangea
  • Celosia
  • Yarrow
  • Baby’s Breath

How to dry the flowers using the Air-dry method

Just follow these few easy steps to get the perfect air-dried florals.

Cut the stems to your desired length.

Trim off the foliage from the stems.

Either group together in small bunches or take individual flowers, and tie with string, twist ties or rubber bands, wrapping tightly so that as the stems dry and shrink, they won’t fall out of their bunches.

Hang the flower strings upside down in a dark, well-ventilated place.

Keep them for around 3-4 weeks. Regularly check and tighten the strings as the stems dry and shrink.

Et voila! now you have your dried flowers!

To be honest, drying these flowers by myself was far, far easier than I ever imagined. And after completely drying, the original color of the flowers had only faded by a tone or two to preserve the perfect soft yellow hue.

There you go. Easy as pie! Try it and let me know your DIY dried flowers story in the comments!

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