Care Instructions for Fresh Blooms:
- Prepare a clean vase: Select a vase that is appropriate in size for your bouquet. Wash it thoroughly with warm water and mild soap to remove any residue or bacteria from previous use. Rinse it well.
- Trim the stems: Using sharp and clean scissors or a knife, trim about 1 inch off the bottom of each stem at a 45-degree angle. This allows the flowers to better absorb water and nutrients.
- Remove excess foliage: To prevent bacterial growth, strip off any leaves or foliage that would be submerged in the water.
- Fill the vase with water: Fill the vase with lukewarm water about two-thirds full. Use filtered or distilled water if you have it.
- Add flower food: Use the Chrysal flower food package provided. Mix the sachet with at least 500mL of water. If using less water, adjust the sachet amount accordingly and save it for future use.
- Display in the right location: Choose a location away from direct sunlight, drafts, and fresh fruit. Sunlight can accelerate the wilting process, while fruits release ethylene gas, which can cause flowers to wilt faster.
- Maintain: Every two to three days, empty the vase, rinse it thoroughly, and refill it with fresh lukewarm water. Remove wilting flowers and trim the remaining stems. This helps prevent the buildup and spread of bacteria and keeps the flowers hydrated.
- Take time to enjoy your bouquet!
Care Instructions for Dried Florals:
- Handle with care: Dried flowers are delicate and brittle, avoid handling them unless necessary, and then handle them gently to avoid breakage or damage.
- Display in a dry area: Dried flowers are prone to moisture damage, so it's important to keep them away from humid environments. Choose a dry area in your home, away from areas with excessive humidity.
- Avoid direct sunlight: Direct sunlight can cause the colors of dried flowers to fade over time. Display your bouquet in a location where it won't be exposed to prolonged sunlight.
- Dust regularly: Dried flowers can accumulate dust, which can dull their appearance. If possible, gently remove dust by using a soft-bristle brush or a hairdryer on a low, cool setting. Hold the bouquet away from the airflow to prevent any flowers or petals from dislodging.
- Store properly: If you wish to store your dried flowers for future use, ensure they are completely dry and free from moisture. Place them in a sealed container or airtight bag and store them in a cool, dry place. You may also wish to add a silica package to keep them dry.
- Avoid water or sprays: Unlike fresh flowers, dried flowers do not require water or floral preservatives. Water or sprays can cause the dried flowers to rehydrate and deteriorate. Keep them dry at all times.
- Dried floral arrangements can last for months or even years with proper care. Remember to take the time to enjoy their lasting beauty.