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Check Out the Unique Ideas to Dry and Preserve Flowers

July 6, 2022

Don’t know what to do with the flowers that a loved one gifted you on your special day? Worry no more, as making a floral keepsake for your special memories has become easier. Whether it’s a bridal bouquet or a special floral arrangement gifted by a loved one, there are ways through which you can dry out and preserve the flowers and save their sentimental value.

After reading this, you might be wondering where to start! So, without any delay, let’s look at some of the quick and easiest ways to dry and preserve flowers.

How to Dry Flowers?

Drying flowers is considered one of the popular options for saving flowers, which you can perform by using the air-drying method by microwaving it. However, if you wish the process to be quick, here are the steps to the microwaving method to dry up the flowers faster.

  • For this process, first, you need to get a microwave-safe container.
  • Now, cover the bottom of the container with an inch or two of silica gel.
  • Place the flowers over the gel and pour more gel over it. During the process, you need to ensure that flowers don’t get flattened.
  • Then, place the container in the microwave. The temperature and time will vary as per the flower. However, it is suggested to microwave the flowers a few heat levels above the defrost settings for about two to five minutes.
  • Keep the progress in check, and once the flowers are dried out, immediately cover the container.
  • Now, remove the container from the microwave, open the top-quarter centimeter, and let it stay for 24 hours.
  • After that, clean the gel from the petals and mist it with acrylic spray.
  • Then, you can use the dried flowers in any craft project.

    How to Preserve the Dried Flowers?

    When preserving the dried flowers, you want to ensure that they last longer. Indeed, dried flowers can be enjoyed longer than fresh ones. But there are high chances that dried flowers might fade away or get crumbled.

    So, to add more life to the dried flowers, preservation methods like framing, wax dipping, and resin drying are used to increase their life. And after preserved properly, we can use these flowers for home decor, statement pieces in the house and even jewellery to serve as a memory.

    Additional Ideas to Preserve Dried Flowers: 

  • Pressing a flower in the glass bead to create a unique necklace.
  • Combining essential oils and dried flowers to make potpourri.
  • Create meaningful wall art using framed pressed flowers and a handwritten note or poem.
  • Create centre pieces by dipping the flowers in the wax.
  • Assemble a shadow box by using flowers and other items.
  • Thus, these are some of the methods that we can dry and preserve flowers that will keep those special memories alive. To get more unique ideas on using dried flowers, feel free to browse online and pick the idea that inspires you to create a tangible reminder of a memory.

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