Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Longer stems for dried flowers
Give dried hydrangeas (or other dried flowers) a longer stem to make it easier to work with.
Cut Mikado reed stems.
Place a drop of glue on the Mikado reed and glue the flower.
Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.
I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.