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How to dry and display wildflowers

Displaying dried wildflowers is a creative way to decorate and you can get it right from your backyard. There are easy (not to mention budget-friendly) ways on how you can dry and displaying wildflowers.

Benefits of having wild flowers to decorate your home

Wildflower home décor will provide you with the chance to use nature in your own home. You will find information on how to grow wildflowers indoors and how to use these as house plants. In this article you'll find some tips and tricks on how to have beautiful wildflowers to decorate at home.

Wild flowers are great additions to any room. They bring a unique touch to any room and the beauty that they create is unparalleled! They are beautiful, and adding them to your home or office creates a natural touch and an interesting and soothing visual experience. Whether they are in vases or growing in the ground, the benefits of having wild flowers in your home are endless. Our blog covers some great benefits of having wild flowers to decorate your home, whether it be in your bedroom or living room.

One of the benefits of having wild flowers to decorate at home is one of the best ways of keeping the room fresh and relaxing. Not only is it very attractive, but it also gives off a welcoming and refreshing feel to the room. Also a bouquet of wildflowers can be placed anywhere in the house. They can be placed in a vase or basket. You can also take them outside and place them in the garden.

With a wide variety of flowers to choose from, you will never get bored with your home décor. When buying flowers for home décor, it is best to go for a large variety. This way you will not be limited by the amount of flowers that you can buy and you can always find something new to decorate your home with. You can choose the type of wildflower you want, or you can pick a combination of flowers to create a unique look.

Preserving Wildflowers for Your Home

Step one would have to be, of course, gathering your flowers and leaves. Bring scissors when you check out your backyard for grass, flowers and fallen tree leaves. Don’t forget to bring a container with water so the flowers won’t wilt. If you live in a nearby river, you can also find interesting plants growing around the bank. As much as possible, when scouring for plants, try to look for the “fresh-looking” flowers. These are the flowers with petals that haven’t been partly eaten by the caterpillars and other leaf-eating insects.

Don’t pick the flowers down to the roots. When cutting the stems, cut at an angle close to the bud. When you get them home, the drying process can begin. Perhaps the most famous method to dry flowers and leaves is to place them inside thick books. To protect the pages, place newspapers between the pages so the pigmentation from the flowers and leaves won’t stain. Another technique is the use of silica gel. These are the ones in packets that you can find in newly purchased bags and shoes but you can get silica gel at flower shops.

There are a number of ways to dry and display wildflowers:

Using an airtight (preferably plastic) container spread a layer of silica gel at the bottom. The size of the container will depend on the number of flowers you’re going to dry. Just use multiple containers if you’re going to dry a lot of flowers. Shape the gel into mounds. The gel will hold the stems. Place some silica gel on the petals as well. You might need to practice on this part especially if you have shaky hands. You don’t want to destroy the petals. Typical waiting will last about 3-5 days. In the same way that you’re careful with the placing of the silica gel, be twice as cautious when removing it. You can dry flowers using floral sprays or satin acrylic spray to ward of the negative effects of moisture on your flowers.

Another method is to air-dry the flowers. Keep a longer portion of the stems when cutting from the plant so you would be able to hang them. Choose a dark area because direct sunlight will wither the flowers. For smaller buds and leaves, you may use food dehydrators.

Once your flowers have dried, you can choose from a wide range of containers to put them on display. Choose from vases, frames, paste them on boxes and present them as gifts. Flowers, even when dried, can be arranged. Your arrangement could be depending on the petal shapes or the color of the flower. Just like all the methods of decorating, you can experiment to your heart’s content. To get best results, just follow these easy steps on how to preserve wildflowers.

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Nilda Nora

I love writing about interior design. I am in love with achieving harmony at home to improve the well-being of my family. I usually write for the "Visitacasas" blog, both in Spanish and English, and personally answer the questions about home decoration of all our users.

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