|Flowers for Crafts.
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|Flowers For Crafts
Growing your own flowers to use in crafts allows
you to preserve the beautiful blooms from your flower gardens. Not only that,
the best luxury bouquets are usually those made from flowers the flower
arranger grew on his/her own garden. This is because the attachment a gardener
shares with her/his flowers is usually reflected on the actual flower arrangement.
|If your thinking of crafting with flowers from your garden;
here are a list of excellent flowers to grow. Listed beside each
flower are some craft ideas to get you started.
Sunflowers-Baskets and wreath crafts.
Pansies-Pressed for card making and scrapbooking.
Yarrow-Pressed for scrapbooking.
Roses-Swags, wreaths, and dried floral arrangements.
Eucalyptus-Use in wreaths, swags and dried floral arrangements.
Delphiniums-Dried flower arrangements.
Peonies-Great in baskets, wreaths, and dried floral arrangements.
Gourds-Make great birdhouses and look great painted.
|Some crafts work well with fresh or dried flowers.
Fresh flower crafts are always a pleasure to have; but might only
last a couple of weeks, and can be more costly to keep.
Dried flower crafts allow an everlasting flower craft that can last for many years.
Here are two methods for drying your flowers.
Air drying - hanging or rack drying
Easy to do.
Hanging larger flowers and bunches or laying smaller flower heads on drying screens in a
warm but dry place.
Depending on drying conditions; it can take up to 2 weeks for drying time.
Dessicants - Silica gel
Place silica gel in a container with a lid about 2/3rds full.
Put flowers on top of gel with a sprinkle of gel on top and around petals.
Drying time is usually quicker than air drying.
Borax or sand can be used instead of Silica gel.
Pick blooms in the mornings when
the morning dew has dried form the
Keep out of direct sunlight.
Store dried flowers
in dry conditions.
Experiment with different types of
See what methods work best for you.
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