Flower drying has served medicinal and ornamental purposes for thousands of years. There are several uses for dried flowers, ranging from aesthetic to therapeutic. In the Middle Ages, herbs and flowers were tied together in bunches called Tussie-Mussies and carried around to ward off disease and illness. Going forward, the Elizabethan Age saw the use of dried flowers for ornamental purposes when nosegays were worn as accessories by both men and women.
In larger meaning, Dry flowers don’t mean only flower parts, but also include dried shoots, seeds, barks etc. Today, dried flowers are widely used to make fragrant potpourri. Pressed flowers are also used in pictures or framed. These collections are majorly applied in the field of Home Fragrance, Home Decor, Decorative Accessories, Hobby Craft, Gift Sets, Wedding & Christmas decorations for its rustic looks. Some times for decoration purpose, using Botanicals (Root, Leaves, Stem, Bark or Whole Plant) found in our surroundings, flower like artificial looks are created which almost seems as dried flowers.
Potpourri is a mixture of dried, naturally fragrant plant material, used to provide a gentle natural scent inside buildings, mostly placed in a decorative (often wooden) bowl or baskets, or tied in small sachet made from sheer fabric. It is mixed with a number of items like deco balls, pines, lotus, stars, heart etc – packed together in a package.
Dried flowers are most commonly pressed flat or hung upside down to dry with a drying agent, helping to retain their shape; in order to use for potpourri and dried floral arrangements. If preserved and cared for properly, dried flowers, along with their leaves and stems, can be bright in color and last for years. These have to be kept out of direct sunlight and away from sources of moisture.
Dried flowers are widely used in various purposes like, gifting, celebrations, decoration, show-pieces, potpourri, candle making, papers, dyes, home decor etc. These decorative items add to the Luxurious decoration, style and class. World’s famous fashion designers & interior designers like these products and use these items for their Christmas decoration, Church Decoration, Tree Decoration, Street Decoration, Club Decoration, Shops Decoration, Birthday Party Decoration, Wedding Decoration, Floral Decoration, Home furnishings, Gift Wrapping & Packaging, and their DIY projects.