A growing and inevitable home trend in 2019 is unique and handmade jars decorated with dried flowers. The jars and flowers bring soul and personality to spaces.
MUUBS' design philosophy pays great respect to nature and its natural and authentic beauty. At MUUBS, we want to encourage you to find inspiration in natural simplicity. There is beauty beyond the obvious.
Nature gives us such a beautiful array of flowers and foliage. Organic eco-aware colours and materials, greens, browns, orange and beiges have been a consistent trend, and dried flowers fit into this aesthetic.
Anything in your garden can be used, so start hunting for hidden gems. Let the flowers dry and see the magical transformation.
Which flowers can be dried?
All flowers can be dried, but some are more suitable than others. The best flowers for drying are those with a low fluid content - they are easier to dry, and the color is easier to maintain.
Below we give you a few examples of flowers you can dry.
EUCALYPTUS / Represents the division of Underworld, Earth and Heaven.
HYDRENGEA / Represents gratitude, grace and beauty.
PROTEA / Represents change and hope.
How to dry the flowers?
Suitable flowers for drying
If the flower has a low liquid content, you can dry the flower or your bouquet directly in a vase. There may be some water in the vase during the drying process, and when the flower starts to fade, you can spray it with hair lacquer or 'Elephant skin spray', which is suitable for flowers.
When the flower is completely dry, carefully cut the tip of the stalk and put it back in the vase without water.
Less suitable flowers for drying
If, on the other hand, the flower has a high liquid content, the drying process takes a little longer. Before the flower or bouquet starts drying, you have to spray it with hair lacquer or 'Elephant skin spray'.
Now hang the flower upside down e.g. by tying a string around the flower/bouquet and hanging it up with a cloth clip in a dark and dry place. Now you just have to wait until the flower is completely dry.
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