Most people see floral bouquets as fleeting objects of beauty. As romantic as the notion of fleeting beauty sounds, the beauty of a floral arrangement can actually last forever if you choose to dry and preserve its flowers. The traditional and most effective way to dry flowers is to gather and tie their stems to hang them upside down in a location out of direct sunlight. This method is the best way to preserve a bouquet’s colors and shape. You can also buy 'dry bouquets' (also known as 'droogboeketten' in the Dutch language).
Now that you have your bouquet, here are a few quick tips to keeping your dried flowers looking their best. With proper care, dried stems can last for a year or more!
1. Gently Fluff it Up
Your dried bouquet will arrive tightly enclosed to help protect the flowers from any damage. To make it look like the ones on our site, we recommend keeping the bouquet tied but fluffing the stems slightly. Be gentle — dried flowers are delicate!
2. Keep it out of Direct Sunlight
Keep the bouquet indoors out of harsh environments and out of direct sunlight. Too much time in the sun and the stems will start to lose their color.
3. Do Not Water
Don't let the vase deceive you. These dried bouquets do not need any water! Simply place in the vase and let the stems shine.
4. Cut Stems as Needed
If you're feeling creative or want to truly vary the height, cut your stems at varying lengths.
5. Avoid Humidity
Dried bouquets aren't fans of humid air. Keep it in a cool place to ensure it lives a long, fulfilling life.