How to Arrange Dried Flowers
Dried flowers are definitely having a moment right now. Chances are that you’ve seen them pop up on your social feeds, in magazines, weddings, etc. Dried flowers are not the same as they used to be, they are cooler and definitely more hip. And the ways that they are being used are really getting me excited. This post we will discuss some basics and talk about how to arrange dried flowers.
Dried Flowers vs Real flowers
First let’s define what dried flowers are vs real flowers. Dried flowers are little beauties that were once were alive, but were cut, and went through a process to become preserved, aka to last forever. In speaking about ‘real’ flowers, I’m referring to fresh-cut flowers. These delicate stems need water to survive once they are cut! If we are going to be comprehensive here, I should quickly acknowledge the third category… fake flowers (aka: faux or silk flowers). But back to the topic at hand….
The battle of dried flowers vs real flowers. I get asked a lot about my opinion about this. And quite honestly, it really depends on what you want! What are you going to use them for, and how long do you want them to last? If you are looking for something that will last forever, dried flowers are for you! They are extremely low maintenance. If however, you are a little bit more hands-on and variety is the spice of your life, fresh-cut flowers are for you!
Benefits to Dried Flowers vs Fresh Flowers
Dried flowers last forever! And are NO maintenance! Mic drop. Haha!
Dried flowers are popular again!
Dried flowers are cool again! And the best part is, these are not the same dried flowers that your grandmother used to arrange with. The colors are fresh and a variety of flowers and elements are available, trendy, and so great! I double dare you not to be swooned by these new fresh and colorful versions. Check out my tutorial below on some quick tips on how to arrange dried flowers. But most importantly, have fun! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Happy designing friends!