Dried flowers diaries March 2013

Dried flowers projects are easier in the Spring and Summer

In the Spring and Summer there are abundant flowers in the garden, ripe for testing dessication techniques. This year Spring has not yet sprung (we even have snow forecast for Easter), and I am becoming more and more frustrated by the wintry weather! I have to be content with taking photos on the odd occasion the sun comes out.

Little chance of dried flowers

Clematis cirrhosa in my wintry March garden. Little chance of dried flower crafts here :(

Recent dried flowers posts

I have been able to write a few posts this month. One is on the subject of dried flowers through the seasons and is a round up of some of my favourite posts from last year.

I tried making a dried lavender heart wreath in two parts: Part 1 – making a heart from salim stems and Part 2 – decorating it with dried lavender flowers.

And once I was thinking about dried lavender, I wrote a summary of the best uses for lavender.

Dried flower petal confetti has other uses

After my mention of weddings in last months Diaries, delphinium petal confetti and dried flower bouquets are flying out from our workshop. But I thought I’d try something different with the dried flower petals.

I had a go at making our daisyshop logo using ivory delphinium petals and green hydrangea petals, but I’m not sure yet how to use the final image! I revisited my delphinium petal Union Jack from last year while I was at it.

Dried flowers shopping links

To buy the dried flowers mentioned in this post, just follow the links below:

Buy a bunch of dried lavender stems suitable for decorating a wreath
Buy dried lavender loose
Buy delphinium petal confetti & dry flower bouquets
Buy delphinium petals & hydrangea petals used in the logo make

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