Flowers bring us pleasure from early spring to late autumn and surely everyone wants to save their beauty and dried flower arrangements will surely help to do this. Moreover such plats will not die and will be a nice decoration of your house for a long time.
Making dried flowers for arrangements do not limit yourself. Use also leaves, fruit, seed, pine cones, moss, and lichen. Dried plants are the ones that dry naturally and save their decorative effect. For example, they are gypsophila, cape gooseberry, wormwood, heather, edelweiss. It is possible to include in the composition fruits of the plants (a sprig of barberry, hawthorn, mountain ash, sea-buckthorn) if they retain their decorative properties. An excellent material for this work will be cereals, aquatic plants.
If you think that such compositions are dull and colorless, you are wrong. You can collect colored plants and you can even paint them in any color you want. In creating contemporary dried flower arrangements the choice of a vessel is a fundamental decision. A vessel may be different: baskets, ashtrays, various holders, sauce boats, candlesticks, ceramic pots, dishes and much more. When choosing a vessel for floral composition, do not stop your choice on too bright and colorful ones not to distract attention from dried plants.
But it is not enough just to make such a decoration, you should think about its placement in the house or flat. For example, dried flower arrangements in baskets will perfectly suit for rural style creating special atmosphere and adding charm to the interior. They can decorate any room of the house, even bathroom. Just remember that high level of humidity is destructive for them, so there should be a good ventilation in the room.
If you want it to be completely handmade you should know how to gather and prepare plants. It depends on your purpose. In the case you want to make a floral composition plants are prepared by hanging “upside down” in a well-ventilated area. It is important to remember that the sun rays should not fall on the stems and florets, otherwise they lose their color. And if you want to make an ikebana, put the flowers between the pages of magazines, newspapers and old books. After 10 days or little more everything is ready for work. Just be creative and original!