DIY • make • vintage flowers – by fridge drying & wiring 

 DIY vintage flowers: fridge dried flowers 
There’s something so delicately wonderful about fridge-dried flowers… Retaining much more colour, and therefore charm, these pretty peony blooms are possibly even more appealing in their dried state than they were earlier this summer.

…& the best news: they’re so simple to make. 

 DIY vintage flowers: fridge dried flowers 
I’ve found roses & peonies to work very well for this; retaining both colour & structure, and the all important strength of stalk required to attach the wire stem.

 

fridge dried flowers
see the little stalk – use this to wind wire around & attach
  
DIY vintage flowers: fridge dried flowers  DIY vintage flowers: fridge dried flowers 
1. Before the fresh flowers become too wilted, snip off the heads; leaving at least a 1cm stalk.

2. Pop them on a baking tray & leave in the fridge…I’ve now claimed the entire top shelf for flowers! 

3. Leave them for a month or so.

4. Twist short lengths of wire around the stalks to create wire stems. {I bought my pre-cut wire in our local waitrose – an unexpected find in the small gardening section}

Voila! 

  

There’s even a hyacinth here above…and a very flakey delphinium! 

I’d love to see if you have a go…take a photo & tag me @jessicatrent on Instagram!

Look forward to seeing yours, 

Jess x

3 thoughts on “DIY • make • vintage flowers – by fridge drying & wiring 

      1. that’s super… just need to get my mits on a lovely hydrangea, know exactly where there are some glorious ones… not sure taking snippers to walk past hotel du vin (which is opposite the police station) is advisable though …. XX

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