Everything is blooming! This is the perfect time for gathering and drying flowers for making Flowerfetti’s.
How to Harvest Flowerfetti
By Sow & Dipity
- Ideal for deadheading, trimming, shaping and other quick snips on small plants
- Awarded the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of UseSM Commendation for a design that’s ideal for people with arthritis or limited hand strength
- Easy Action™ spring-action design gently opens blades after each cut to help reduce hand fatigue
- Fully hardened, precision-ground stainless steel blades stay sharp, even through heavy use
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Easy-open lock protects the blades during transport and storage
- Included blade cover protects the blades when not in use
- Length: approximately 6"
- Full lifetime warranty
- Micro-Tip® Pruning Snips
Awarded the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of UseSM Commendation, our pruning snip makes quick, precise cuts virtually effortless.
Newspaper (for liner)
Trays from any garden store
So, what is a Flowerfetti? It is any mix of dried flowers used for making potpourri, floral paper, candles or other floral crafts. If you grow and harvest edible flowers, you can even use Flowerfetti for sprinkling on cupcakes, brewing in tea, or serving with fresh fruit and desserts.
The Softouch® Micro-Tip® Pruning Snips are perfect for this job, due to their precision ground blades and sharp tips. You will always get a healthy cut on your stems when deadheading or trimming your flowers. With the precision tip, you can get in close, to the emerging leaves, and make cuts that encourage the plant to fill with with blossoms all over again.
Now, you may not have all these flowers growing in your garden, but chances are you have some hanging baskets. You’ll need to prune these back by the end of June or the first week of July if you want them to look good all summer long, and you can save the blooms for non-edible flower crafts.
Included in this flowerfetti:
Creating your own Flowerfetti
1. Trim your blossoms with the Softouch® Micro-Tip® Pruning Snip, after the morning dew has begun to dissipate. Take to your designated area for drying.
2. Spread your petals out on the table or in trays lined with newspaper. It doesn’t matter where you lay the petals out, just be mindful that they are in a slightly breezy place and that they are out of direct sun.
3. Throughout the day, ‘fluff’ the piles to make sure they are drying evenly. Some petals dry very quickly while others take days.
4. Once they are thoroughly dry, transfer each variety into a separate mason jar, and label them. Be aware that it takes A LOT of fresh flowers to get even 1 cup of dried. They are mostly water, and as they dry up, some flowers will shrink up to 80% of its original size. In other words, grow lots!
Once your flowers are dry, they are now at the ready for you to mix and match for any project. You now have your own potpourri, you can brew your own tea or even make paper. The sky is the limit.
For more information on the details of the flowers used in this flowerfetti, please visit Sow & Dipity