I don't know if any of you have this problem or not but it seems as though unless you live in certain parts of California it may be next to impossible to find any millinery flowers. Every once in a while i will find a vintage Hat at the Antique mall that I can cut the flowers off of but I don't have any to speak of usually.
So when I found these pink and peach Large head Peonies I grabbed them up and when I was at home coffee dying my Hang tags for the etsy shop I simply dipped these in the pan as well and let them sit for about an hour. Then I put them on a cookie sheet in the oven at a very low setting. About 22o degrees. it took them about 7 minutes to dry completely and the edges of the flowers got even a little more brown and worn from the oven.& Now they are exactly what I want. not too bright and brand new but now they look as though they've been resting on this vintage book for 20 years.
Obviously whatever use you can think of these for these flowers will be just wonderful. I happen to love them sitting on a vintage stack of books over on the bookshelf. you could also tie them to the top of curtains, use them as tie backs, a blouse pin, a hair clip, a headband, Rest on the edges of a multi tiered wedding cake. And on and on.
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