Items that you will need:
1-2 Sturdy Containers (such as a lunch box or plastic container (Kmart have containers for around $2)
FROZEN GEL ICE PACKS
Available from Coles/Chemist or Kmart).
Frozen gel packs last longer than water packs but either are fine.
Ensure they are frozen!
PAPER TOWEL & CLING WRAP
To create a pillow type environment for your blooms & provide a water source
Tape OR Rubber bands
To secure your damp paper towel to the stems of your blooms
A Polystyrene Esky or insulated groceries cooler bag like at Coles/Woolies/Aldi or lunch bag
CARING FOR YOUR FLOWERS
Keep your flowers in a glass of water at any time possible.
After your event ensure to keep your flowers hydrated and in a cool, dark room until you can get them into the post.
Do not lay them down flat.
We strongly recommend you DO NOT Toss/Throw your bouquet that you are having preserved. Always take care when handling your flowers as they can bruise easily and will make your flowers a higher risk for translucence and bruising once encapsulated.
Do not put your flowers in the freezer. Flowers will have to be replaced if they have been frozen.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Carefully untie/cut your bouquet apart and gently select the best flowers and foliage to send. Selecting your smaller blooms is recommended as we like to try and include as many as possible in your keepsakes. If necessary cut down the stems slightly, but ensure you leave approximately 5-10cm of stem on each flower.
Tip- The cheapest way to send your flowers is to purchase 1-2 pre-paid, Australia Post Express or Platinum Satchels, upto 5KG, and place your containers secure inside.
Fill the bottom and sides of your container/s with a good pillow of soft tissue paper or a soft cloth. Create a cloud type environment.