Dry Those Valentine's Day Flowers

Dry Those Valentine's Day Flowers

The best place to dry your flowers is in a dark, well-ventilated room, but if you don’t have that, you can dry them anywhere that is dry.

It always makes me sad to receive cut flowers and think of just tossing them in a few days when their beauty isn’t as fresh.  Another option that works for almost any cut flower is to dry them, preserving them as a precious memory for years to come.

Drying flowers is not a difficult undertaking at all.  If your flowers are wrapped with a ribbon or rubber band, the task is even easier.

Don’t wait until your flowers are starting to fade to decide to dry them.  You can get away with keeping them in a vase for a day or two, but if you want them to look nice dried, you need to dry them while they are still looking their best.

The best place to dry your flowers is in a dark, well-ventilated room, but if you don’t have that, you can dry them anywhere that is dry.  If you want to keep them together in a bouquet when they are dried, leave them that way and hang them upside down in a spot that is out of the way.  If you want to have perfectly preserved individual flowers, you will need to dry them individually, making sure they are far enough apart to not knock into each other, because they can break toward the end of their drying time if they get hit.

Once they are fully dry, they can be used in decorations, placed in a pretty vase on display somewhere, or laid flat in the lighted shelves of a curio cabinet.  Drying is a great way to preserve your Valentine’s Day flowers, reminding you of that special day while providing pretty decoration.