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10 Ways To Preserve Flowers

Flowers are often the most beautiful part of a celebration. One way to commemorate that special moment is by preserving the flowers used during that time. Here are some creative ideas on how to preserve flowers as a way to cherish them for a lifetime.

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10 Ways To Preserve Flowers

  1. 1. FLOWERPRESERVATION10WaystoPreserveFlowerstoLastaLifetime IDEAS The most beautiful part of a celebration doesn’t have to be the shortest lasting. With the right flower preservation techniques, you can extend the life of your blooms. PressYourFlowers Separate individual stems and press them between the pages of a heavy book for at least a week. MakeCustomCrafts Use flowers (pressed until they have a paper-like texture) to create pretty stationery or bookmarks, or glue them on for a unique smartphone case. CreateaMemoryBox After drying a bouquet, add it to a display box with other event-related items to showcase in your home. PlaceinaVase, andForgetThem Place the flower stems in a vase with just a few inches of water, then ignore them until the water evaporates, allowing the flowers to dry upright. FreezeThoseMemories Professionals can take your flowers directly from an event, spray them with starch to preserve their color, then place them in a freeze dryer to quickly and effectively preserve their beauty. FrameYourFlowers After pressing your flowers, place them beneath glass in a frame that you can display in your home. Hang‘EmHigh Hang a bouquet upside down for four to six weeks, until it’s fully dried. AddPetalstoJewelry Place some dried petals in a special pendant or necklace. BringtheHeat Place flowers one at a time in a microwave-safe bowl, and cover with 4 cups of cat litter. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes in the microwave. Let this cool, then brush off the litter to reveal a dried bud. BuryFlowersinSilicaGel Bury your flowers in silica gel (a granular substance found at craft stores) in a large container. Wait a week, then remove beautifully preserved blooms.