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    • Dried Flowers
      www.sxc.hu
    • Methods
      • Air drying
      • Desiccants
      • Pressing
      • Microwave (pressed and whole)
    • Air drying
      Upside-down by stalks – Choose area that does not receive a lot of sunlight and is not exposed to moisture. Place like flowers together in bunches to avoid some drying before others.
      http://homeschooling.about.com/od/homeeccrafts/ss/dryingflowers_5.htm
    • Screen drying – spread blooms or leaves on wire screen that receives ventilation on all sides. Turn blooms every day or so. May drop flower stems through screen until bloom rests flat on screen. Good for flowers that will not dry well hanging upside down.
      http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ae075e/ae075e259.gif
    • Upright-drying -- For flowers like statice or strawflowers that dry well. Arrange in a vase and allow them to dry in place. May also place into vase with water and allow the water to evaporate.
      http://www.allfreecrafts.com/nature/air-dry-flowers.shtml
      http://www.save-on-crafts.com/dryintecforf.html
    • Drying with Desiccants
    • Sprinkle about 1” desiccant on bottom of glass or plastic container. Arrange blooms on top. Cover petals with crystals, including between layers. Do not mix blossom types. Cover with airtight lid.
    • b) Check blooms every 3 days for dryness. Use small paintbrush to remove desiccant.
      c) May also place into microwave oven for about 2 minutes at 50% power.
      d) Recycle silica gel by baking crystals in foil-covered pan @ approximately 250 degrees F for 20-50 minutes
      Wet
      Dry
    • Pressed flowers
      Phonebook alone
      Phonebook and silica crystals
    • Plywood flower press
      http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/garden-activities-for-kids4.htm
      http://www.leeswoodprojects.com/flower_press.html
    • Microwave pressed flowers
      May use purchased microwaveable flower drying board ($25.30 - 47.95 new from amazon.com) . . .
    • Or -- Make your own press from cardboard for use in the microwave
      http://craftygardener.blogspot.com/2008/02/microwave-flower-press.html
      http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=LyuK6qwlqBg&vq=medium
    • Pressing flowers with microwave
      Lay petals/leaves/stems/etc. between tissue paper
      Clamp boards together with rubber bands
      Microwave about 2 minutes on 50% power. Add time in 30 – 60 second increments.
      Allow plants to cool. If not yet dry, microwave another 30 – 60 seconds
    • Book Press vs. Microwave
      Book press without silica may take 6 – 10 weeks to dry, or about 2 weeks with silica; microwave drying takes a few minutes
      Book press provides better results with some lighter –colored flowers and flowers with higher water content; microwave may turn them brown or emphasize the veining
      Microwave will actually enhance the colors of some darker flowers – works great with roses!
    • http://www.monkeysee.com/play/14406-phone-book-flower-pressing
    • Gathering
      Gather when dry and fresh
      Cut with scissors
      Save in plastic bag
      Try various types of plants – leaves, stems, grasses, vines, seed heads
      Look for varying sizes, shapes, tints, veining, and textures
    • Sample Crafts
      Candles
      http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/dried-flower-candles-0109
      Pictures
      http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/flower-craft-ideas?click=main_sr
    • http://www.makingfriends.com
      LAMPSHADE
      PAPERWEIGHT
      http://handicraft.indiamart.com/products/decorative-items/dry-flowers/lamp-shades.html
      http://www.allfreecrafts.com/decoupage/potpourri-box.shtml
      TRINKET BOX
    • Cards
      http://seedsgarden.files.wordpress.com
      http://craftclub.com/craft/pressed-flower-greeting-cards
      http://www.elizabeths-flowers.com/pressedflowercards.htm
      www.hopeforwomen.com
      Bookmarks
      http://www.themusicmansquare.org
      (http://www.monkeysee.com/play/14402-how-to-press-flowers)
      www.cardsbyroko.com
    • More ideas . . .
      • Night Lights • Note Cards• Ornaments With Pressed Flowers• Place Cards• Place Mats • Press Flowers from Special Occasions • Pressed Flower Jewelry• Pressed Flower Luminaries • Rubber Stamping Projects• Stationery• Sun Catchers • Wedding Invitations
      • Decoupage• Decorate Bags and Boxes• Decorative Mirrors• Decorative Pressed Flower Pots• Fan Pulls • Flower Stickers• Framed Botanical Art• Gift Tags• Herbarium Collections• Journal Covers and Pages• Magnets • Mats And Frames • Memory Book Covers and Pages
    • Helpful Resources
      Books
      Microwaved Pressed Flowers, by Joanna Sheen (745.92 She)
      Flower Drying Handbook, by Dolly Lutz Morris (SB447.M67.1996)
      Flower Drying With a Microwave, by TitiaJoosten (745.92 Joo)
      The Creative Book of Pressed Flowers, by Mary Lawrence (745.92 Law)
    • Websites
      How to Press Flowers (http://www.monkeysee.com/play/14402-how-to-press-flowers)
      Lee’s Wood Projects (http://www.leeswoodprojects.com/flower_press.html)
      Using Desiccants for Drying Flowers (http://codyman4.hubpages.com/hub/desiccants-for-drying-flowers)