How to Dry Your Flowers

Not all flowers are suitable for drying, as they will simply drop their petals, however there are quite a few varieties that can be preserved for longer enjoyment! Generally flowers with 'woody' stems tend to work best, such as eucalyptus, banksias, proteas, etc.

Firstly, allow the flowers to open completely before removing from the water source.

Dry stems thoroughly with a paper towel, and bind together with twine.

Hang your flowers upside-down to air-dry, in a dark, dry and well-ventilated space. Hanging them this way helps to lock in the structure of the flower heads and avoid them drooping.

After 2-3 weeks, the petals will shrink and fade in colour - at this point you can pop them in a vase or use for crafting!

Popular flower varieties that work well include lavender, strawflower, statice, wheat, craspedia, banksia, eucalyptus, protea, roses, gypsophila and thistle.