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    More fun art with dried flower petals

    Posted on March 19, 2013 by in Dry flower art

    Further pictures with dried flowers & petals I recently revisited and improved my image of Fair Rosamund in dried flower petals. I was very pleased with the result and thought I’d try two more quick dried flowers projects in the same vein – the first one took about a half an hour and the second […]

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    Rosamund in dried flowers revisited

    Posted on January 18, 2013 by in Dry flower art

    Fair Rosamund in dried flowers This was one of my dried flower art projects last year (see my original Rosamund post). Rosamund in dried flowers before & after This is what it looked like before, and there were aspects I wasn’t happy with. ¬†How I improved my dried flowers picture Rather than gluing down every […]

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    Natural dried flower petal wedding confetti

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Weddings

    I enjoy inventing new dried flower petal mixes for use as natural wedding confetti And I recently wrote an article for WantThatWedding.co.uk on the subject. As well as confetti, dried flowers are becoming increasingly popular as table decorations and bouquets as seen in the WantThatWedding French styled bridal shoot last April (to which we contributed […]

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    Drying hydrangea flowers at home

    Posted on September 28, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    I have had mixed luck drying hydrangeas On my third attempt, I finally managed drying hydrangea flowers successfully. Hydrangeas are really popular for decorating the home, and are increasingly popular for wedding decorations & confetti. Drying hydrangea flowers 1: Hanging the flowers up to dry I must admit I didn’t do my homework before my […]

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    Dried flower diaries September 2012

    Posted on September 26, 2012 by in Diary

    Dried flower news – Autumn begins Gosh what a month – we’ve gone from hot sun to hammering rain. This is a really big month in the shop because we are receiving into stock all the Christmas fruits & spices, pine cones etc – the crafters we supply always like to start their projects in […]

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    My dried flower diaries July 2012

    Posted on July 30, 2012 by in Diary

    My dried flower garden in July Since my last monthly diary post, we actually had some hot weather – hooray! I have spent lots of time in the garden, but most of it soaking up sunshine rather than doing anything useful. Experimenting with dried flowers from my garden I was trained as a scientist, so […]

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    Shopping for dried pressed flowers

    Posted on April 8, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    I have been shopping for dried pressed flowers I wanted to find some pressed flowers so that I could a) see what quality I’m aiming at when I make my own, and b) source a bulk producer I can use for my shop. As you can see, I found some lovely flowers. I am very […]

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    Dried Flowers: Drying methods

    Posted on March 12, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Dried flowers can be preserved using various drying methods. 1. Commercially air dried flowers This picture shows lavender bunches drying in a barn in Provence. The bunches are tied upside down to a drying rack until dry. Drying under cover in a barn is one method also employed in the UK, where spoilage by damp […]

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    Natural wedding confetti made from dried flower petals

    Posted on March 9, 2012 by in Dried flowers general, How to dry flowers, Weddings

    Dried flowers are becoming increasingly popular at weddings Dried flowers make beautiful, natural & biodegradable confetti Dried flowers are now the most popular choice for throwing at weddings. Many venues now ban paper and other non-biodegradable confetti, but dried petals, buds and florets are 100% natural and biodegradable. There is a colour to match almost […]

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    Lavender Lime Potpourri Recipe

    Posted on March 1, 2012 by in Lavender craft, Potpourri making

    How to make your own fragrant lavender and lime potpourri Combine the clean fresh scent of lavender with zesty invigorating lime in a pretty botanical potpourri. Potpourri making is not difficult or time consuming, so why not give it a go? Potential ingredients can often be found in your garden, store cupboard or local shop. […]

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