How to Keep Dried Baby's Breath White

Baby's breath is a delicate flower that's often used in bouquets, corsages and other types of floral arrangements. The flower comes in white, pink and rose varieties. White baby's breath is often used as a filler in floral arrangements and when decorating for Christmas, as it lends a look of snow to holiday decor. You can preserve baby's breath's white color if you properly prepare the flower before using it.

It's easy to create an elegant centerpiece with baby's breath.

Step 1

Place newspaper on your work surface to protect it.

Step 2

Shake the can of aerosol sealer well. Different types of sealer are available at florist, arts and crafts and hobby shops.

Step 3

Hold a sprig of white baby's breath in your non-dominant hand over the newspaper.

Step 4

Spray the sealer lightly over the baby's breath blossoms. Rotate the sprig to cover all areas of the blooms. This provides a seal over the brittle, dried flowers, protecting them from absorbing dust particles and making them less fragile.

Step 5

Stand the treated baby's breath sprig up in a glass jar or vase to allow it to dry. Once the springs are dry, they will be ready to use.

Step 6

Set baby's breath and other dried flowers in an area away from direct sunlight. Sunshine causes the colors in dried flowers to fade.

Step 7

Dust the baby's breath, and any other dried flowers in your arrangement, periodically with a hair dryer on the low or no-heat setting. Canned air or a feather duster also will work well. Preventing dust from accumulating on the blossoms helps keep them looking white longer. Dust the flowers at least once a month, or more often if your home has a lot of dust.

Chelsea Fitzgerald

Chelsea Fitzgerald covers topics related to family, health, green living and travel. Before her writing career, she worked in the medical field for 21 years. Fitzgerald studied education at the University of Arkansas and University of Memphis.