How to care for dried flowers

How to care for dried flowers

Dried flowers are a great gift idea, they can be just as pretty as fresh flowers, but instead of flourishing for just 10 days they can last forever! Our Letterbox Floral gifts are on trend and super sustainable, a truly lovely keepsake. 

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Here's a few handy tips on how to care for dried flowers:

1. Prepare your vase, dried flowers are very light and delicate so it's worth considering a heavier vase to ensure they don't get easily knocked 

2. Take your new display out of its Letterbox packaging

2. Holding at the stem carefully unwrap the flowers and pop them into your vase or container

3.If your flowers need a little refresh dust very lightly with a feather duster 


Display your dried flowers away from direct sunlight and areas of bright light which can bleach the natural colouring.

Keep away from areas of draft, damp or humidity which may effect the integrity of the flowers

Not sure you've got the right vase?

Our dried flower bundles are between 15 - 25cm. We recommend bud vases between 20-30cm. Alternatively you can upcycle a glass milk bottles or jam jar. This can look very sweet with a ribbon or brown string around the edge to complete the look.

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Feeling creative? As with fresh flowers it can help help to create different heights within your bunch, you can do this by measuring against your chosen vase and then separating the flowers into 2-3 groups, carefully cut each group with around 2cm difference, using strong scissors and then arrange.

Now you know how to care for them why not take a look our our Letterbox floral range. We currently stock a stand alone dried flower bouquet in a beautiful bright colourway perfect for bringing a little sunshine into the home, a great gift for celebrating a Birthday, for new home owners or as a pick-me-up gift. We've also put a floral twist on some of our most popular sets, paring miniature dried bunches with our tired and tested favourites - plant based tealights and chocolate treats. Covering a huge range of occasions including Get well soon, Anniversary, Thank you and Thinking of you.