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PACKAGING PETALS

When preparing your order for transport, review our guidelines for packaging and shipping flowers. Below you will find information on drying your flower petals. Be sure to download the order form found below on this page and send it with your flowers.   

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FOR DRY PETALS

If your flower petals are already dry, simply place them into a sealable plastic bag and label the outside of the bag with your NAME and ORDER NUMBER. Petals must be COMPLETELY dry to ship in a plastic bag. Petals must be crisp with no moisture to qualify as dry. Otherwise, refer to the Fresh Petal shipping instructions. You do not need to include paper towels in the bag since the petals are dry. If you ordered multiple products and you want specific petals used for certain pieces, place the petals in separate bags and label each one individually with the item they are intended for. Download and fill out the order form. SEND THE ORDER FORM WITH YOUR PETALS. Ship to the address found on the order form. Please ensure you have paid adequate postage for your package. All packages received still owing shipping costs will be sent back to you, delaying your order’s progress. Please keep your tracking number until you receive confirmation that your package has arrived. We recommend you DO NOT send ALL of your petals in the event that your package is lost in the mail. Please keep a second batch of your petals just in case.

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FOR FRESH PETALS

Place your fresh petals in a SINGLE layer between a folded piece of paper towel and label the outside of the paper towel with your NAME and ORDER NUMBER. If you ordered multiple products and you want specific petals used for certain pieces, place the petals in a separate paper towel and label each one individually with the item they are intended for. Packaging your fresh petals in a box or manila envelope. DO NOT send in a bubble mailer. There should be NO PLASTIC of any kind in the packaging or your petals will mold in transit. Download and fill out the order form. SEND THE ORDER FORM WITH YOUR PETALS. Ship to the address found on the order form. Please ensure you have paid adequate postage for your package. All packages received still owing shipping costs will be sent back to you, delaying your order’s progress. Please keep your tracking number until you receive confirmation that your package has arrived. We recommend you DO NOT send ALL of your petals in the event that your package is lost in the mail. Please keep a second batch of your petals just in case.   

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FOR FRESH FLOWERS

This method only works with VERY fresh flowers. If your flowers have already begun to wilt, dry them before shipping.  

  1. Trim the flower stem two inches. Cover the stem with a damp paper towel. 

  2. Then place the stem and paper towel on a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap the foil around the stem. Pinch the foil tight around the stem to keep the towel moist. 

  3. Place the flower with the aluminum foil wrap in several pieces of dry paper towel. Roll the dry paper towels around the flowers. 

  4. Place the flower in an UNSEALED plastic bag. DO NOT seal the bag or the petals will mold in transit. Be sure ONLY the STEM is in the bag, and the FLOWERS remain OUTSIDE the bag. Mark the outside of the plastic bag with your NAME and ORDER NUMBER. Repeat this process for each flower you send. If you ordered multiple products and you want specific flowers used for certain pieces, label each one individually with the item they are intended for. 

  5. Place the wrapped flower in a box with NO plastic or bubble wrap. You may stuff the paper, paper towels, or packing peanuts in the box. 

  6. Ship using Priority Mail, or any shipping service that will be received within THREE days or less. DO NOT request ‘signature required’ or shipping may be delayed. 

  7. Download and fill out the order form. SEND THE ORDER FORM WITH YOUR PETALS. Ship to the address found on the order form. 

Please ensure you have paid adequate postage for your package. All packages received still owing shipping costs will be sent back to you, delaying your order’s progress and possibly making the flowers unable to be used. Please keep your tracking number until you receive confirmation that your package has arrived. We recommend you DO NOT send ALL of your flowers or petals in the event that your package is lost in the mail. Please keep a second batch of your petals just in case. 

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TIPS FOR DRYING PETALS

There are several different methods we recommend you use in order to dry your flower petals. Please note not all methods work for every type of flower. The dehydrator (our favorite method) and the silica bead methods tend to preserve the color of the petals better than other methods. When drying lilies, remove the pistol of the flower since it will stain the petals. 

 

  1. Dehydrator Method: Set your dehydrator to 115 degrees Fahrenheit and allow it to run until all of the petals are crisp to the touch. This is the best method for drying petals in bulk, as well as retaining colors. This method does not work for orchids or spider mums. See Silica Bead Method.  

  2. Silica Bead Method: You can find silica beads at your local craft store or on Amazon. Simply place the beads in a glass or tupperware container and gently bury the flower petals in the beads. Seal the container and allow the petals to sit for several days. Check on the petals each day to access the progress. This is the best method for orchids and spider mums. 

  3. Air Drying: Pluck the petals from the base of the flower and place them on a paper towel without any petals overlapping. Allow the petals to sit in a dry place with no direct sunlight for several days. 

  4. Microwave Method: Pluck the petals from the base of the flower and place them between two paper towels without any petals overlapping. Then, place the paper towels between two pieces of cardboard. Secure string or rubber bands around the cardboard to keep it in place. Place in the microwave and heat in TWENTY second increments. Notice the bottom paper towel will be moist. Replace with a new dry paper towel and repeat heating until your petals are crisp to the touch. It is possible to overheat or burn petals, be sure to continually check them as you heat them. Allow the petals to sit in a dry place overnight.

Questions?

Have questions? Read through our frequently asked questions.

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