Packaging Your Petals
For Dry Flowers:
You can simply place your petals into sandwich baggies. Since the petals are already dry, there is no need to put them into paper towels. If you are ordering several pieces and wish certain petals to be used in a certain piece, please place the petals in separate baggies and mark which item they are meant for. Please mark the outside of your bag with your name and order number. You can find the address on the order form PDF found below.
For Fresh Flowers:
It is best to ship fresh flowers before they have begun to wilt. For fresh flowers, please click here for instructions .
*Only ship fresh flowers off-stem if the temperature is below 80 degrees, otherwise package according to the stem-on instructions.
*Please ensure that you have paid the adequate amount for shipping your petals. All packages that are received and still owe shipping will be sent back to you thus delaying your order progress. (referring to stamps on a heavy package)
**Make sure to keep your tracking number until confirmation of your package's arrival! It is recommended that you keep behind some of your flowers in case your package were to get lost in the mail.
Tips For Drying Your Petals
--To air dry, pluck the petals from the base of the flower and place on a paper towel, being careful not to overlap the petals. Let sit in a dry place out of direct sunlight for several days.
Pluck the petals from the base of the flower and place them between two paper towels, being careful not to overlap the petals. Put the paper towels between two pieces of cardboard. Wrap the cardboard around with a string or rubber band to keep in pace. Place in microwave and heat for 20 second increments. You will notice the bottom paper towel will be moist so you must replace with a new, dry one. Repeat this step until your petals are crisp to the touch. You may want to let sit overnight in a dry place.
It is possible to overcook, and even burn your petals so be sure to stick with short time increments and check the petals at each stage.
--Another method is using silica beads that can be found on amazon or your local craft store. This method and the dehydrator method seem to be the best to keep the flower colors preserved. Simply place the beads in a Tupperware container and gently burry the flowers in the beads and seal for a few days. Check on them everyday.
— You can also use a dehydrator (our favorite method) Set it to 115 degrees F and keep running until all petals are crisp to the touch. This is the best method for doing petals in bulk and retaining the color of the petals.
*This method does not work well for orchid and spider mum flowers. Please use silica beads for these flowers.
**When drying lilies, be sure to remove the pistil of the flowers before drying as they will stain the petals.