Dried flowers are an excellent way to preserve the beauty of flowers that would normally wilt and die in a relatively short period of time. Not only can they serve as a long-lasting decorative element, but they can also be used in a variety of craft projects and as a natural alternative to potpourri. The process of drying flowers can vary depending on the type of flower, but generally involves hanging them upside down in a dark, dry place for several weeks until they are fully dried. Once dried, they can be stored in a cool, dry place until you are ready to use them. Some popular flowers for drying include roses, lavender, and baby's breath. Dried flowers are a great way to add a touch of nature to your home or to give as a thoughtful gift to a loved one.