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Our Guide to Drying Flowers in 3 Simple Steps

Enjoy your favourite flora all year round with our step-by-step guide to drying flowers. 

London Letters - Our Guide to Drying Flowers in 3 Simple Steps


STEP ONE - source your flowers 

Pick a bunch of your favourite garden blooms or wildflowers and remove any dead petals, leaves and foliage - please note that not all wildflowers are suitable for picking, and that some are protected, so always check before you pick and follow the ‘One-in-Twenty’ rule. Our tried-and-tested favourites to dry are; lavender, cow parsley, wheat, bunny tails, seed heads, gypsophila, straw flowers and ox eye daisies. 


STEP TWO - drying 

Bunch together your flowers very tightly in small batches of 5 or 6 stems and tie them with string - they will lose some of their volume once dried so the tighter you can tie them, the better. Hang them upside down in a dark, dry location (like an airing cupboard) and leave them to hang for 2-3 weeks.


STEP THREE - ta-da! 

You’ll know your flowers are fully dried as they should rustle when you touch them. Untie them from their hanging location and bunch them together however you wish to use them. They make elegant alternatives to wedding posies, look beautiful displayed in vases, and make lovely card decorations too. We use ours for the posies on our Paper Post packaging.

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