How to store your pressed flowers to keep them in tiptop condition

Ever wonder what to do with the rest of the flowers you haven't used when you've already wreaked havoc on its original packaging? This month we're featuring some practical tips to keep your pressed flowers in tiptop condition. These simple to-dos will help keep any pressed flower healthy for future projects.
  1. Keep it airtight. One way to keep pressed flowers as healthy as possible is to secure them in an airtight bag. Keeping the air out also keeps away the humidity which adversely affects dried flowers if exposed for extended periods of time. If you have the original bag that came with the flowers, roll up the end several times and fasten 1-2 paper clips over it. If you've lost the original bag, gently place the flowers into a Ziploc bag, removing as much air as possible before sealing it.
  2. Use a plastic storage container. Many people opt to store all their pressed flower materials in a plastic storage container. Not only does the container serve as a secondary device to help keep the air out, but it is also a great way to organize your flowers! Just be sure to secure the lid tightly when you're done using it.
  3. Keep the flowers in a cool place away from the sun. While this may seem like a pretty common sense thing to do, some people might not be aware that exposing pressed flowers to excessive sunlight and heat can cause premature fading and may even shorten the flowers lifespan. So be sure to keep your flowers in a cool spot away from the sun. They don’t need sunshine anymore!
While pressed flowers do have a fairly long lifespan (several years or longer), being aware of how you store them is important in preserving their natural colors and beauty. Keeping these simple but practical tips in mind will go a long way in helping your flowers stay as healthy and beautiful as possible.

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