In the summer, we are wondering if there is any idea to enjoy the cut flowers without letting them wilt. Today’s topic is: The easiest way of making dried flowers and what type of flowers can be the dried flowers. I will give some recommendations; How to place dried flowers in your room etc.. Here are some tips for you!
Let’s have fun by making dried flowers ourselves and arrange the beautiful summer interior!
What colour is suitable for eyes in the summer?Tips for your summer dried flowers to cool down
Here is the tip to select the colour for the flowers which can make you feel cool and refreshed!
If you wish to have a cool refreshing atmosphere in your room to reduce the summer heat, I would recommend those colours such as purple, white and light pink for the flowers of your choice indeed. Although the dried flowers in those subtle colours please your eyes and make you feel relaxed, they can still show their great presence themselves. So the interior of your room will not blend them away but the appearance of the dried flowers will leave a magical atmosphere to your room!
If you are being indecisive what colour to choose, it is the solid idea to choose purple and white colours in the summer.
The colour idea for the energetic atmosphere, if you like the vitamin colour in your summer dried flowers
No No No! I do love stunning energetic colours for the very summer flowers! Did you murmur so? I have nothing against that! Definitely some people are passionate about the hot summer. Such a tropical vitamin touch is the core in the summer. I would recommend bright yellow and warm orange for the flowers of your choice. Those colours will give the extra energy to your room!
For nature lovers, it is a very good idea to choose greenery for your summer dried bouquets!
To leave the natural taste in your room environment, why not make dried flowers by picking green coloured flowers, brown/tree branch and black berries! Those flowers can be displayed until the end of autumn quite suitably. Besides, those colours can go well with various tastes of the interior.
The easiest flowers to make dried flowers; the most popular and common
If you have no experience to attempt making dried flowers, here is the list of the flowers for you! So you can use it to select the ingredients to make your summer dried flowers. The easier the more fun for the beginners!
Easy flowers for making the summer dried bouquets①
- Baby’s breath
With lots of tiny little white buds on the branches, Baby’s breath is known as one of the most popular flowers to make dried flowers. Nowadays there are some unique coloured baby’s breaths appearing to become popular. Limonium is as popular as the baby’s breath for its various species and long-lasting personality. The prickly exotic flower Eryngium is often blue, there is green existing. Those three types are my best recommendation for you to make summer dried flowers for your first experience! You will succeed for sure!
Easy flowers for making the summer dried bouquets②
- Nigella、Nigella fruit
The next recommendation is using the spring fresh flowers you can easily find in the flower shops before the summer. Those flowers are in season in spring, so you will get the biggest blooming flowers in the best condition. Ask the florist which type of the rose/hydrangea can become dried flowers as there are many different types of the species especially roses and hydrangeas. Selecting the right ingredients is the most important process in your journey of making summer dried flowers.
Easy flowers for making the summer dried bouquets③
Those are the lovely scented flowers and edible herbs. Make some bouquets with tho dried flowers by using herbs as if Rosemary and Oregano, place them in the kitchen if you like cooking! Or put some decoration in your room to give a fine scent. Lavenders are good for a refreshing, Eucalyptus gives you a fresh feeling! I would say that those are the must items in the summer to get recovered from the heat when it’s too hot. Wonderful!
Super Easy!How to make dried flowers| Enjoy the summer interior with your dried flowers
How to make dried flowers: Step 1 Conditioning
1. Take off as many leaves as you might not need for your dried flowers first. The more leaves the flowers have the longer it takes to absorb water.
2. Cut the flower stems as sharp as possible and put them into the deep water directly. Before you dry the flowers out, once the flowers need to be revived by absorbing water in order to get back in the perfect shape.
3. Give it time for 1-2hours in the water
*If you use the flowers from your garden, pick them early in the morning!
How to make dried flowers: Step 2 To hang
1. Make the bunches/roughly but many small bouquets
I would recommend you not to mix more than two ingredients for one bunch/bouquet, but make as many bunches as you can.
*Use bands instead of strings when you tie the bunch! When the flowers are dried out they become thinner than before because they are squeezed especially in the stems. The bands can still hold the stems tightly so that the stems do not fall down from the bunches.
2. Hang the bunches upside down and place them in the room where there is some light and fresh air/ slight wind. Make sure that the flowers will not be exposed to the direct sunlight. The direct sunlight can fade the colour away from the flowers. Avoid the humidity as well.
Baby’s breath, Limonium and Eryngium can be dried by standing in the empty vases. They can actually remain their original shape as their stems are tough enough to hold the flower buds even during the process of getting dried.
How to make dried flowers: Step 3
By giving it time for 1-2 weeks after hanging the flower bunches, you will get them dried. If they feel a bit moist when you touch them gently, that’s the sign that they are not ready yet to be dried flowers, so you can wait another week.
Now you have the dried flowers!
When the flowers seem completely dried out, your first attempt of making summer dried flowers is successfully done!
It’s time to think about the display for the summer interior.
The best ways to place your dried flowers for the summer interior
Place your summer bouquets onto the door as a swag!
It’s a good idea to hang your handmade swag on the door for the entrance of your house. It can be used for both outside and inside. Let your dried flowers give the welcome atmosphere to your visitors when you invite people to your home for the special occasion. Tie the bouquet with a nice ribbon over the band or switch the band to a string to make it look fancy.
Display the dried flowers in the vases
Light coloured flowers can go well with transparent vases if you want them to be cute, cheerful and playful. The transparent glass vases will not spoil the character of the flowers. You can be artistic as if you are sketching or painting in the campus by placing flowers into the vases. It is FUN! The empty glass actually reminds us of cold water, fresh air and blue sky, doesn’t it? Let them make the room refreshing and cool in the eyes. I would recommend you to place several, in different shaped/sized vases close to each other.
* Avoid the direct sunlight when you display near the window so that the dried flowers can last long without fading.
Hang your summer dried bouquets with herbs in the kitchen
For the cooking lovers, I would highly recommend hanging the dried herb bouquets in the kitchen! Rosemary and Oregano are essential for the cooking! So you will find the cooking an extra joy with your own herb spices to pick whenever you need it! Those herbs always give off the refreshing scent to the room as well as to help you increase your appetite in the hot summer.
The bottom line
The dried flowers can be made without any skills! The important thing is that you know what flowers can be dried flowers. Because most of the flowers can not be! The colour of the flowers will be a little faded when they are dried out, but it gives a shabby touch to your interior! The dried flowers do not need much care during the summer. How nice that they can last for the whole summer!
Enjoy your handmade summer dried flowers, try it with the easy flowers as recommended! Wish you a fun experience.