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Freeze Dried Flowers for Holiday Centerpieces and Gifts

///Freeze Dried Flowers for Holiday Centerpieces and Gifts

Freeze Dried Flowers for Holiday Centerpieces and Gifts

Did you know you can freeze dry flowers? It’s true! Freeze dried flowers hold their color, shape and texture, making freeze drying the perfect application for preserving special occasion flowers, like flowers from a bridal bouquet. However, sending bouquets to a commercial freeze drying operation can cost hundreds of dollars. When you have your own freeze dryer, preserving special occasion flowers costs pennies.

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Preserving Special Moments

A handmade “gift certificate” for freeze drying flowers from a bridal bouquet makes a unique wedding gift, and one that the couple isn’t likely to get duplicates of! Preserving some of the flowers from a memorial service can be a lovely remembrance memento for family members, and can be handed down through generations if properly preserved in a shadow box.

Holiday Centerpieces and Wreathes

Freeze drying parts of your Thanksgiving centerpiece and using it throughout the holiday season saves the expense of buying fresh flowers to keep the table festive through Christmas. You can also use individual freeze dried flowers to create colorful holiday wreaths that will brighten your door until Spring returns.

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Craft Projects

Make your own natural art by freeze drying entire flowers and placing them in a shadow box. Or, freeze dry just the petals for use in craft projects or for handmade holiday gifts. After all, there’s no better color palette than what Mother Nature provides.

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By | 2017-10-19T02:58:57+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Sarah Clark August 21, 2018 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Hello, I have a harvest right freeze dryer and would like to freeze dry flowers from a wedding bouquet. What settings would I need to use to dry flowers?

    • Becky August 22, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

      If you are wanting to freeze dry and entire bouquet, for example, it is best to separate each flower. A few of our customers have had success with edible flowers, petals, and small flowers/corsages. (Flowers can turn a darker color and green leaves may brown or turn orange.) Commercial flower preserving sites treat flowers with a closely guarded secret treatment before freeze drying to get flowers to hold color and elasticity. Without the use of chemicals and extremely cold temperatures (like a commercially freeze-dried bouquet), the flowers tend to be very fragile, and can even lose their color. And, depending on what type of flower, it may not even work to freeze dry. But, there are some flower (both edible and non-edible) freeze-drying success stories on Facebook if you wanted to research and see some examples.

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