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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if fresh flowers would last forever? But, alas it is just not the case. So we’ve compiled a wonderful array of ways you can give those flowers life after the vase!

No. 1 :: Air Freshener & Sachets
Fragrant flowers, herbs, and fruits can create a wonderful air freshener that can revitalize any room in the house.
Fragrant Sachet

 

 

 

 

 

No. 2 :: Wreaths
Dried flowers, fruits and leaves can be arranged into wonderful wreathes from widely textured to classically compact.
Dried Flower Wreaths

 

 

 

 

 

No. 3 :: Vintage Vessels
Bright blooms in vintage bottle are so eclectic, muted pods in a vintage tea cup are surprisingly feminine, and funky thistle is ultra modern when displayed in a clay pot.
Vessels & Vases

No. 4 :: Beautiful Bundles & Gorgeous Groupings
Yummy smelling herbs, funky poppy pods and assorted blooms make for several simply stunning displays.
Bundles & Groupings

No. 5 :: Wedding Decor
Dried flowers add an antique air. From boutonnieres, to the centerpieces, to the bride’s bouquet — so many possibilities.
Dried Flower Wedding Decor

Here are a few tips to get the best drying results!
1) Strip leaves as they can retain moisture and slow the process.
2) Separate flowers into like groupings.
3) Stagger heads to prevent mildew that can arise if flowers are too close.
4) Tightly bundle flowers with twine or rubber bands.
5) Hang upside down with buds facing the ground.

Cheers,
Emily Louise & The LGY Team
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Stylist

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