A seriously great idea for a fall decoration around the house/apt is a pretty piece made with dried flowers!
Ready for this adorable story? My friend has saved every rose her boyfriend of 5 years has given her & plans on using all of them for something big in the future (wedding centerpieces…?? biiiig AWWW!) She has them in a huge vase for now while she decides what to do. AKA when he finally puts a RING on it!
Anyway! She gave me some tips on how to perfectly dry & save your flowers. Start collecting them, the possibilities are endless!
Don’t wait too long to start drying out your roses. You want to preserve your petals before they start falling off the stem and getting too wilted.
Once your rose is wilting and the edges start to darken, hang your flowers upside down from the ceiling.
I suggest tying the stems together with a string and taping it to the ceiling. Let it hang there for several days.
After the first full day of hanging, spray your flowers with hairspray. They preserve your petals and keep them from molding and preserve their shape!
It will take several days to dry out your flowers. Don’t move them until they’re crunchy to the touch! From there, you can make potpourri or use them as a decoration!