Vases with Dried Flowers - Here Are the Best Types!

Dried flowers are a great option when it comes to decorating the most special parts of your home. Do you know what types you can use?
Vases with Dried Flowers - Here Are the Best Types!

Last update: 17 October, 2019

We love to give you unusual, unique ideas on how you can add a personal touch to every part of your home. In our endless search for new things, we’ve stumbled upon an up-and-coming trend – dried flowers. Putting dried flowers into vases is an easy way to create a warm environment, and a great way to add a natural feel to the home.

But the thing to keep in mind here is that you can’t use just any flower. That’s why today, we wanted to use this article to tell you our favorites. We’re going to show you which flowers last the longest and look best on a shelf or table, or in an entryway or bedroom. Are you ready for this lesson in botany?

Dried flowers – aging with dignity

You probably love fresh flowers. We do too! We’ve written lots of articles with recommendations on how to use them in your home as a decoration. That being said, it can be a pretty big hassle to look after a vase with freshly cut flowers. 

That’s why we wanted to dedicate this article to dried flowers. They’re just as beautiful and have the added bonus of lasting a lot longer. But not all flowers look good when dried. Their leaves, their petals, the maintenance…these are some of the qualities that determine what makes a good dried flower. Write these down!

Dried flowers in vases – the best types

Yarrow

You’ve probably heard of some of the medicinal properties of this plant. One of the most well-known properties is how good it is for female intimate health. Just look at how good it is for dealing with heavy periods.

It has anti-inflammatory and anti-hemorrhagic properties. Some of its components are also astringents, which means that it can be a big help for digestive problems.

But outside of all those health properties, the little flowers on this plant are also lovely to look at and don’t change color when dried. You can find them in small bunches tied together with their strong stalks.

If you want these dried, you need to wait until they blossom, but don’t let them wither or darken. You can put the bunches in a dark, dry, well-ventilated area, and in two weeks, your dried flowers will be ready for vases!

Ranunculus – the favorite of all dried flowers

Ranunculus makes great dried flowers for vases.

This is a truly beautiful, delicate flowerRanunculus is a perennial plant that blossoms from a bulb. You’ll also see it in a variety of colors: red, pink, fuchsia, white, orange, or purple.

Unlike many other flowers, ranunculus doesn’t wither when you dry it. In the case of this plant, the delicate petals around the center stay firm. The only thing that changes is that the color of the petals becomes a bit duller.

If you want to decorate vases with dried ranunculus flowers, you’ll need to keep them in water for about a week. From there, you have to hang them upside-down until they dry, in a dark, dry place. 

Eucalyptus – a perfect dried flower companion

Yes, you’re right, it’s not a flower. What eucalyptus is, is the perfect companion for your vases of dried flowers. We’re not just saying that because of how beautiful it looks either. It also has a lovely smell.

One of the advantages of eucalyptus is that it stays nearly as green as it did when it was fresh. It’s also very easy to dry. If the room you put it in is well-ventilated, you can leave it upside-down or right-side-up. You can even leave it in the vase to dry if you want.

Limonium sinuatum

This plant goes by so many different names we thought it would be best to leave it in Latin. You may have heard it called anything from sea lavender to marsh rosemary. If you’re looking to decorate with dried flowers, you absolutely must use this. Plus, as with eucalyptus, you don’t need to hang it or take it out of the vase to dry it.

It stays intact and just as beautiful as when it’s fresh. You can also grow it in pots. It comes in lots of different vibrant colors, though purple and lilac are the most common.

Lavender

This is also a plant with lots of medicinal properties, mostly to do with relaxation. There are lots of different ways to use lavender for therapy. It maintains its lovely color, as well as its delightful aroma, even when dry. But you’ll have to let it flower before you cut it.

From there, and as it is with other flowers, you need to leave it hanging in a dark, completely dry place. After 10 days, the flowers should be completely dry. You can put them in a vase, or do one of a million other things with them. For example, you can use tiny lavender packets to add an aroma to your closets.

With these five flowers in vases, you’ll be able to create some long-lasting decorations for the most special parts of your home. Make sure to dust them frequently very carefully with a feather duster or a hairdryer. Doing that will help them last even longer, and keep your house looking beautiful!

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