Simple and pretty decorating with dried flowers. Have you ever added dried flowers or dried flower petals to your home?
Dried roses and peony are especially simple and pretty during the winter. I think dried flowers also add a sense of romance.
Best Way to Dry Roses and Peony After Removing Them from a Centerpiece
Drying roses and peony as a rule is a simple process. I simply hang them upside down in a dark dry place. Our basement is my usual choice. However, you can dry these flowers in a closet.
A dear friend gave me this to me. Her daughter recently got married and with COVID my doctor had thought it best I didn’t attend.
Imagine my surprise when a centerpiece arrived at our home. The simple and pretty centerpiece was filled with roses and peony. So, I immediately clipped them upside down on hangers and hung them to dry for decorating with dried flowers.
Drying Roses and Peony Cut Freshly Cut from the Garden
Now when drying these flowers from the garden cutting them at their peak is the best. Also, cutting them in the morning when the dew is gone is a great time. Above all try to avoid the hottest part of the day. Also cut the stems 6″.
By the way, make sure to check for critters hiding in the blooms.
After drying the flowers, spray with hairspray to preserve the color. Hairspray also helps keep the dried flowers intact.
Now Let’s See Other Simple and Pretty Decorating with Dried Flowers
As an example, let me share this post. Take a peek it will not be disappoint!
Here I did add these dried rosebuds to one of my favorites, a Cloche. The rosebuds together with my metal rose crown is particularly simple and pretty.
For instance, dried peonies added to an ironstone pitcher are bright and vibrant for these drab winter months.
I recently updated our coffee table with this urn filled with some of my favorite pieces. By the way, I fixed this resin urn. I had bought it from a thrift store with the edge broken. Pinning this for the future may be a great idea. In case you have a broken piece of resin I share the steps for repair HERE.
By the way, the small, dried flower nestled next to the Boxwood is from the same centerpiece? Isn’t it great to see a bit of natural green?
Sharing Ideas for Simple Decorating with Dried Flowers in the Hutch
The hutch especially looks pretty. Besides having dried flowers, I am displaying my pink transferware to add a touch of romance since Valentine’s Day is around the corner.
As a rule, during this time of year I add Shakespeare sonnets dating from 1842.
I often look at my collection of antique teacups from my grandmothers. This year I am determined to work them into my decorating. These are special to me and hold special family memories.
By the way, the hutch top has a some of my favorites. The three cuttings are relatively new and are from Antique Farmhouse. Here is the link is you have interest in purchasing them. These are beautiful.
The metal cloches came in a set of three from Antique Farmhouse too. These are beautiful, use each one in different ways.
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The cook tools I bought from my favorite Etsy! Shop small business!
I hope you enjoyed seeing simple and pretty decorating with dried flowers. Dried flowers especially roses and peonies add a truly romantic look to decorating the home.
Have you ever thought about adding dried flowers for a simple pretty look? I’d love to read your thoughts.
34 thoughts on “Decorating with Dried Flowers”
Hi Cindy. Love your pretty vignette on your shelves with pink and white. The dried flowers are so pretty mixed in. Cute for Valentines Day. Have a good week. xoxo
Thanks so much Kris. Have a great evening!
What a sweet thing for your friend to do and the flowers are beautiful dried. xo Laura
Thanks so much!
I love decorating with dried flowers too, Cindy! Love all your decorating ideas!
Thanks so much Jayne!
Dry flowers are such a wonderful touch! I keep so many of them, love changing things around. You used them so beautifuly!
Thank you! Sometimes they are overlooked
Your flowers are all dried so beautifully. The colors are magnificent.
Aren’t the colors gorgeous!
Love these ideas so much, Cindy! I always forget about decorating with dried flowers but they are really beautiful and can be used in so many different ways too. I’m definitely going to try some of your tips and tricks for preserving them this year. Hugs, CoCo
I love dried flowers especially during the winter and spring!
As always love how you style your home. I never think about using dried flowers, yours sure look beautiful styled in your home. Love everything!
Thank you Terrie
I love how good your dried flowers turned out. It’s hard to believe that they are that simple to dry. I love how you used them in your decor.
Yes it’s that easy!
I will be drying Peonies this spring thanks to this post. I can’t wait!
Great! How awesome will that be?
The Shakespeare books are just amazing. What a beautiful treasure you have…
They were my FIL’S. I cherish them
Love the books and the flowers are beautiful. Great photos, sweet lady. xo Diana
Wonderful ideas to dry flowers I love to use later to decorate. Pinning 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day,
Thank you so much!
love these dried flowers! So pretty! thanks for sharing!
Great reassurance that spring will eventually arrive!
Yes it is!
I love it all…simply beautiful!!! I’m so inspired by your decorating!
Thank you so much!
Your dried flowers mixed into your vignettes are so beautiful and elegant! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesday Turn About! xo
Thank you Lynne