Turning your natural floral designs ~ into a preserved pocket of sunshine.
Do you have flowers and greenery from a special occasion that you'd like to keep forever?
These could be from weddings, funerals, anniversaries, or just because!
Florals could be fresh & crisp, only days old -- or dried & aged 10+ years...
Regardless, I am happy to work with what you've got!
What's Been Done Before
Mix -n- Match designs and styles, such as bracelets & hanging décor, made with preserved florals
Mr. & Mrs. blocks and Ring Holder
These examples fall within the Newly Married Bundle
Variety of Earring designs
Including studs, dangle, open bezel, etc.
Box or Bookmark
Lidded box dimensions 5"x4" or bookmark options
Home plaque & Tealight Candles
These examples fall within the New Home Bundle
Incorporating the lace wrap from the wedding bouquet
Wine Toppers & Coaster Sets
Square or round bottle toppers, and a variety of coaster shapes
Jewelry or Coin Dish
Variety of shapes and designs
Mobile or Wall Hanging
Variety of shapes and sizes
Lazy Susan style spinner tray - 13" diameter (or smaller 8")
How to Initiate a Floral Preservation Request
Step 1: Fresh Florals or Dried?
The state of your flowers will somewhat determine what can be done with them. If they are fresh, the options are near-endless!
I take care of the drying and preservation, so if you have fresh flowers to save, bring them to me ASAP, so as to not lose precious time.
If your flowers are already dried (naturally or pressed flat), there are some limits to what can be done with them. I chat individually with clients, per request, so we can determine what is best, given the unique conditions of working with natural materials.
Step 2: Figure out what you would like to have made!
I am happy to try new things if they fall within my capabilities, so if you have reference pictures, or inspiration from elsewhere, share these with me so I can get a full picture of what you are hoping for.
I am transparent with clients if a request is outside of my ability, budget, or requires materials that are not available.
Step 3: Get in contact with me!
I am typically flexible with the projects and requests I take on, and I try to accept as many commissions as my schedule allows. If you are thinking ahead, definitely let me know about your floral preservation ideas ahead of time, so I can guarantee you a spot on my running request list!
Once the flowers are dried, the "time crunch" no longer applies, so I am happy to take florals and get them dried, to work with later when availability opens up.
Step 4: Getting the flowers to me
Local Drop Off:
I am located in Hanson, MA and have a drop off spot on the front porch of my home for schedule convenience and ease of access. Determine a time with me to drop florals off (so I can bring them inside soon-after), and I will begin the preservation process from there.
It is extremely important that florals are packaged carefully when sent through the mail, as there are endless uncontrolled factors involved in shipping. If flowers are fresh, be sure to include plenty of paper towels to help absorb moisture and prevent molding/decay/increased humidity. If petals are loose, I suggest sandwiching them between paper towel & cardboard, to keep them pressed flat during shipment.
It is NOT advised to include any kind of plastic bag in the shipment of flowers, as plastic holds moisture and more easily breeds fungus in natural materials. Paper is best!
I also suggest paying to "overnight" ship the petals, for best results.
Unfortunately I can not take responsibility for flowers that are damaged in transit/ arrive unusable when sent via mail.
Step 5: Payment and Retrieval
I accept payment upon completion of the request, via cash, personal check, or online pay.
PLEASE NOTE: when paying through online pay, please simply use "Thank you!" as the memo.
Due to the unique nature of custom requests, prices will be determined on an individual basis.
I typically offer "bundle prices" so the more items you get, the more money you save! Prices on my website can be used as budget reference, but I can always offer a price estimate once we have chatted about your ideas & determined what you'd like made in total.