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.