How to Dry Flowers To Make Confetti
Nothing is more romantic than beginning married life under a cascade of beautiful flower petals. Unlike paper confetti, real petals have brilliant colour and float beautifully in the air. They’re also completely natural and biodegradable.
- Flowers should be cut before they have fully unfurled- they will continue opening after cutting. If you wait until the flowers are completely open the petals will start to fall before they dry.
- Snip stems on a dry day, in late morning after the dew has dried. Damp flowers may become mouldy.
- Strip most of the lower leaves from the stems. Remove any damaged or blemished petals.
- Tie small bunches of flowers together with rubber band.
- Hang bunches of flowers in a cool, dark and dry area. An airing cupboard, attic or darkened unused room is ideal. Exposure to sunlight will fade the colour of the petals. You can make a simple drying rack by laying a broomstick across the back of two chairs.
- Most flowers will be dry enough to use within two weeks.
- Strip the petals gently and store them in a dry, dark box until the big day.