TIPS FOR PRESERVING DRIED FLOWERS & WREATHS

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In this post I’m sharing sources for the best fall flowers and wreaths and supplies to use for your wreaths and centerpieces that are available. You’ll find ready made wreaths as well as supplies and ideas to create your own budget friendly versions! I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait for some fall weather to kick in!

As I’ve often mentioned, autumn eludes us here in South Florida and I simply create my own version. I love to craft and get cozy, so lighting fall candles and turning down the a/c help get me in the zone. Many of my crafts have to do with flowers in one form or another and dried flowers are a favorite.

The wreath above is one of my favorite projects from some years back. If you’d like to see how to do this…simply click here > A Floral Peony Wreath Project
I had planned on sharing something new and fabulous with you for this post, but I’m waiting on some supplies to come in and it’s going to be next week. Stay tuned for that…and if you haven’t signed up for my mailing list I’d love to have you do so. Fall is a favorite season for me and I have TONS to share that I think will inspire you!!

FALL FLOWER TRENDS

The biggest trend that I’m seeing for this coming AUTUMN SEASON is the use of DRIED FLOWERS. I’m so glad that it’s catching on and have been utilizing dried flowers forever as a way to save money. Yay!

dried French larkspur

You can dry flowers yourself, but we don’t always have the proper flowers and they are more plentiful than ever online these days. Find these here > DRIED FRENCH LARKSPUR

Fall dried flower table centerpiece

TIPS FOR PRESERVING DRIED FLOWERS & WREATHS

  • When you first receive your fall flowers & wreaths, give them a shot of aerosol hairspray. Do this from about 12″ away and use a back and forth motion. Don’t allow them to get soaked, just a light layer will do. Yes, I use this method on my silk flowers and my dried flowers as well!
  • Keep your fall flowers & wreaths out of direct sunlight and they will last longer and keep their color. Alternately, if you want the softly faded look then by all means place them in the path of the sun.
  • To clean silk flowers, try using your blow dryer on a cool setting to get the dust off first. Then, give them a gentle shake. For dried flowers I just blow on them, as they are too delicate to clean any other way. The fall flowers & wreaths that you buy this season should last you for several years with proper care.

Clickable links for my favorite sources for the BEST FALL FLOWERS & WREATHS:

TERRAIN
aFLORAL
WAYFAIR
POTTERY BARN

In the meantime, I hope that you find some fall flowers and/wreaths that you love here today…

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5 Comments

  1. THIS WAS THE BEST POST..SOMETHING NEW TO SEE…

    1. Thank you so much…it was a fun post to put together Gilda!

  2. Miche Ortega says:

    Beautiful post. I love anything fall related. Stay safe!

    1. Thanks Miche! Lots of fall content to share going forward…now if it would only cool off!

  3. Linda Walton says:

    With weather at 10 Celsius here in N. Ontario, Canada (approx 60 F.) it is a downer to think our summer has faded away. However we soon adjust to the clothing change and haul in our indoor plants to prepare for winter surprises. What used to be my favorite season (fall) as I age the warmer weather has been a welcome treat. This is far from Florida heat so I can appreciate your desire for cooler weather. Lots of great ideas for drying and preserving in this post. Thank you Janet.