Dried Flowers The History
Dried Flowers have been around for thousands of years. They were a big trend in the 70s and have made another big come back in the last couple of years. You can't scroll through instagram without spotting a bunch! Their quirky and intriguing aesthetic often sparks questions, so we're going to delve into the wonderful world of Dried Flowers to find out more.
What are dried flowers?
Dried Flowers are real flowers that have been through a process to dry and preserve them. There are different techniques for drying flowers, three of the main way to dry flowers are:
Air Drying - Dry out your flowers by hanging them upside down in a warm and dry place for 1-2 weeks until your flowers feel dry to touch.
Desiccant drying - Drying your flowers by placing the flowers within silica gel.
Microwave Drying - Drying your flowers in the microwave.
Baked Blossoms ™ are our insta famous dried flower bunches and our spin on Dried Flowers. They are made up of flowers which have been dried and then painted or dyed or are natural in colour. We then bring our different ingredients together to create colourful & joyful Dried Flower bouquets. Our Baked Blossom bunches are designed and made by our in-house florists at The Happy Blossoms HQ, so each bunch is truly unique.
Are dried flowers sustainable/eco friendly?
Will dried flowers last forever?
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Which dried flowers smell good?
How are dried flowers made?
The flowers are grown and harvested. Then the flowers are prepped and hung upside down in bunches to air dry. After this, some Dried Flowers are either dyed or dipped in paint which turns them into the vibrant flowers used in our Baked Blossom bunches.
Above photo by Lamboo Dried & Deco.