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On May 28th I went to a wedding in Long Island N.Y. at Westbury Manor Caterer which had a breathtaking garden with flowers, ponds and birds. In the reception there were beautiful centerpieces which I wanted so badly to take home and ironically my 8 year old son Xavier won a game which allowed me to take the center piece home. I was overjoyed, the centerpiece had beautiful flowers and I felt I was taking a piece of the garden. I wanted it's beauty to last forever, therefore I decided to do a simple technique which takes a lot of patience but if done right you'll have long lasting dried flowers. I spayed each flower with hairspray and hung them upside down for a few days approximately 7-15 days. I wasn't sure if it would work but I'm satisfied with the results. What do you thing?
I wanted to preserve the beautiful roses therefore I sprayed them with hairspray and hung them upside down. I kept them hung for over a week, until I saw they were dried out. I also did the same for the other flowers and they dried beautifully.
When you spray them do it a venting space or outside. Spray directly on the flowers and make sure it gets entirely covered with hairspray. Then use a rubber-band to tie a couple of flowers together and find a place to hang them. I hung them everywhere I found a hook or nail. It actually looks nice having flowers all over the house
As you can see I even hung them on stair rails and my wicker bookshelf. I did my best to find places and it turned out well.
The centerpiece came out amazing and I'm satisfied with the results. I recommend using this technique even if it takes time for flowers to dry out. The flowers still have color and they stand up straight. I really love the centerpiece and I'm happy I'll have it for a long time.