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?
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!
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!