Do it with potpourri
Add a punch of colour to any room with a bowl of sweet-smelling potpourri. The first step is in drying the flowers: simply hang them upside down for about 2 weeks. But not all flowers will dry gracefully, warns Stephen Mangos, owner of Canadiana Flowers. Poppy pods, rose buds and hydrangeas are good options, but stay away from hyacinths, anemones and orchids, which contain more water and may rot.
Mix together your choice of dried flowers, essential oils, herbs and spices into a decorative bowl. Tip: For a speedier way to get the look, bake fresh flower heads and other ingredients in an oven, set to 200F, for 2 hours.