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Best Dried Flowers to Buy on AliExpress

Dried Flowers and Grass for Home Decor

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Dried flowers are officially back from the dead, and they are making a rather chic comeback. They are a lovely addition to a home and office, and can be a great idea to buy as a gift for your family and friends.

The great thing about the new dried flowers floral trend is that they are actually last much longer than fresh flowers and they are budget-friendly, which means that you can fill every vase in your house with a bunch of dried flowers without breaking the bank.

How long do dried flowers last?

While it does depend on the flower, generally dried flowers last between 1 to 3 years! As long as they are cared properly, handled with care and kept out of direct sunlight, you’ll be able to enjoy your beautiful blooms for years. Their long shelf life is what makes them so great.

Where is the best place to buy dried flowers?

While there are many great places where you can buy dried flowers, such as Terrain, Anthropologie, and West elm, in this article I want to talk about dried flowers that are available on AliExpress.

The truth is that you can buy most of the dried flowers that are of the same quality for half price on AliExpress and even lower.

Why is AliExpress so cheap?

Unlike Amazon, the majority of merchants selling products on AliExpress are based in China and source all of their merchandise directly from Chinese manufactures. This keeps costs down and means they can afford free or very cheap shipping as well.  

There are so many shop owners on AliExpress that offer beautiful and high-quality dried flowers. Here are the most popular dried flowers that are available on AliExpress. Below the images, I added a few great tips on how to choose the best AliExpress supplier and a few more FAQs on how to use dried flowers.

Dried Pampas Grass

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Dried Small Pampas Grass

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Dried White Pampas Grass

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Dried Wheat Ear Flower

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Dried Pink Phragmites Artificial

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Natural Eucalyptus Dried Leaves

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Naturally Dried Cotton Flowers

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Lavender Natural Dried Flower

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Extra Large Dried Pampas Grass

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Colorful Natural Dried Flowers Rabbit Tail

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Nude Natural Dried Flowers Rabbit Tail

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Natural Dried Flowers – Roses

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Natural Dried Flower Mix

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How to find good quality items on AliExpress?

To make better decisions and buy good quality products on AliExpress, follow these guidelines:

  1. Inspect the Detailed Seller Rating – make sure the scale is no less than 4.7.
  2. Check the total number of orders of the product that you want to buy. A good rule of thumb is to choose a product with at least 500 orders.
  3. Read the products’ reviews and look for other customers’ pictures – customers who bought the item before usually write reviews which can be very helpful if you want to know how the product really looks and works.
  4. Contact the seller if you have any questions.
  5. Make sure to check the delivery date.

Dried Flowers – FAQs

Which flowers and grass look best dried?

Fabulous flowers for drying are Celosia, Sundaze Blaze Strawflower, Pansiolas, Baby’s Breath, Amaranth, African Daisy ‘Soprano’, Guardian Lavender, Ageratum, Roses, etc.

And grass for drying: Bunny Tails, White Ruscus, Craspedia, Statice and flowering cloud grass, Briza grass, Helychrysum, Scabiosa ping pong seeds, Gomphrena, and Pampas.   

How to take care of dried flowers?

Here are a few rules to follow when looking for dried flowers:

  1. Don’t use water – Keep away from water and wet places.
  2. Avoid direct sunlight – Dried flowers will naturally fade over time, particularly if they are kept in direct sunlight.
  3. Be gentle
  4. Keep away from kids and pets
  5. Keep where there is a good airflow

Are dried florals better for the environment?

Growing and shipping flowers consumes a lot of energy and water, not to mention the negative effects on the environment through the use of pesky agrochemicals. Dried flowers are a really creative solution to help the business’ eco-friendly vision.

How can I dry flowers at home?

Using hairspray is an effective and easy way to preserve flowers. Select fresh, blooming flowers, and tie them to a hanger so they can dry. Leave them in a well-ventilated, dark room for 2-3 weeks. When the flowers are completely dry, spray 3 even layers of aerosol hairspray over all of the flowers.

 

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