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    Make a seasonal wheat sheaf

    Posted on December 1, 2015 by in Bouquets, Christmas crafts

    DIY wheat sheaves The great thing about wheat sheaves is that they can be augmented with various flowers and botanicals depending on the season. Wheat sheaves traditionally celebrate harvest season, but these days they can be used for decoration year-round. Making a wheat sheaf A large wheat sheaf is easily made by combining about three […]

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    Memories box with dried roses and pressed flowers on Valentines Day

    Posted on February 14, 2015 by in Dried rose buds

    Preserve Valentines flowers Dried roses as a memento of Valentines Day Below are some long-stemmed dried roses from last Valentines Day. Once the fresh flowers started to fade, I hung them up to dry. How to preserve Valentines flowers. My pressed flower project – a Valentines heart box I filled the pressed flower box I […]

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    Dried flower diaries February 2014

    Posted on February 28, 2014 by in Diary

    My garden flowers: Spring in sight I do realise that this is a dried flowers blog, which is not the same as gardening, however my garden supplied endless inspiration for my projects! Here are some of my favourite garden flower photos this month. Valentines Day – fresh flowers and dried Mike bought me some lovely […]

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    Five uses for dried roses

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by in Dried rose buds, Dried rose petals

    With Valentines Day fast approaching, there can never be too many roses! Here are a few less obvious ideas for ways of using them. Five ways of using roses …Apart from presenting a bunch of flowers that is! 1. Sprinkle rose petals on a path, on your bed, or across a table cloth. [Fresh or […]

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    How to make a dried lavender heart wreath Part 1

    Posted on March 8, 2013 by in Lavender craft, Weddings

    Make this heart wreath from scratch and decorate with dried lavender flowers We used to sell dried lavender heart wreaths like the one below in my shop. They were bought in ready-made and were unfortunately expensive to retail. So I thought I’d have a go at making something myself. Part 1 – Making the heart […]

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    Dried flowers diaries February 2013

    Posted on February 27, 2013 by in Diary

    Dried flowers of love Earlier this month I celebrated Valentines Day with a sweetheart potpourri make and a rosebud heart make. Natural wedding confetti Continuing the love theme, I was really pleased to see our petals being used as wedding confetti, as mentioned in Bridal Musings blog, and captured in some great photography. Dried flower […]

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    Sweetheart potpourri recipe with dried rose buds and petals

    Posted on February 15, 2013 by in Potpourri making

    Valentines Day make – Sweetheart potpourri recipe Working in a dried flowers shop I always have some dried roses to hand so couldn’t resist making something a bit topical for Valentines Day yesterday. For this potpourri recipe, you will need: ¬†About 1 litre of assorted dried rose buds and petals. I used mainly bright red […]

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    Valentines heart with dried rose buds

    Posted on February 1, 2013 by in Dried rose buds

    A quick Valentines make with dried flower buds Here is a very quick make with hearts and roses – only 10 mins! How to make this rose bud heart You will need: A solid heart wreath – the small criss-cross heart in the image is 13cm across. Dried rose buds – I used pale pink […]

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    Dried flowers diaries January 2013

    Posted on January 30, 2013 by in Diary

    Dried flowers are set to take centre stage in 2013 Last year was a good year for dried flowers – not only are dried flower petals increasingly important as wedding confetti, but dried flower crafts are once more gaining momentum. For example our shop started selling dried pressed flowers for the first time this year, […]

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    Artist of the Month

    Posted on January 23, 2013 by in Dried flowers general

    Dried Flowers on the Up! I am really pleased to be Artist of the Month in Make and Craft magazine this issue (04 – February). They gave me a double page spread with an interview about my background and dried flowers business. Hopefully this marks the start of a rise in interest in dried flower […]

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