How to Dry Flowers - Howcast

How to Dry Flowers

Dried flowers make great decorations for your home and are perfect for making unique gifts. Spruce up your home with this fun and inexpensive hobby.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Pick in the spring Pick flowers for drying from early spring to late fall.
  • TIP: Choose blooms that have not fully matured. The blooms will open as they dry.
  • Step 2: Choose wisely Choose healthy-looking flowers that are insect and disease free.
  • Step 3: Air dry Air dry the flowers. Cut the stems to no shorter than 6 inches in length and pull off any excess foliage.
  • Step 4: Tie to a hanger Tie the stems to a hanger with dental floss. Tie them individually or bunch the stems together with a rubber band.
  • Step 5: Dry Allow the flowers to dry upside down in a dark, warm, and well-ventilated area for two to three weeks.
  • Step 6: Spray hairspray Spray the flowers with hairspray after they are completely dry. Display your dried flowers around your home, keeping them out of sunny areas.
  • FACT: No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom that is absolutely black.

You Will Need

  • Pruning shears
  • Hangers
  • Dental floss
  • Rubber bands
  • Dark
  • warm
  • and well-ventilated area
  • Hairspray

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