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How to dry flowers and keep the memory of summer alive?

How To Dry Flowers And Keep The Memory Of Summer Alive?

How about keeping some of your favourite flowers ‘alive’ for winter? By drying your flowers, you can enjoy them a lot longer and they make nice decorations for later. How about drying flowers from a holiday? Or from a bridal bouquet? But what is the best way?

1: Microwave

This one sounds tricky, but it isn’t! Pick the flowers you want to dry and place them one by one in a bowl. Fill the bowl with cat-litter and microwave them for 2 to 3 minutes. When the cat litter is cooled. Remove the flower and brush off excess and enjoy!

2: With silica-gel

Those pesky little bags of silica gel that comes with everything are quite handy for drying flowers. You can also get the stuff in craft-stores. Bury your flowers in the gel and leave for a few days. Unpack and reveal amazingly fresh blooms, but dried!

3: Pressing

Pressed flowers make for amazing decorations too! Pick flowers and stash them in wax-paper in between heavy books. Leave for a week or so, and use them in a picture frame, as bookmarks or fancy Christmas decorations.

4: Air drying

Hanging flowers upside down for a while will also do the trick! Hang them upside down in a well-ventilated area outside of direct sunlight. Within a few weeks you have beautiful dried flowers to use around the house!

5: The lazy way

Just leave the flowers in a few inches of water and forget about them! Not all flowers work with this method, and make sure that all the water evaporates so the stems don’t rot. And enjoy!

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