Preserving Petals How to Dry Flowers

Preserving Petals: How to Dry Flowers

Preserving Petals  How to Dry Flowers

Use this simple step-by-step guide to drying flowers to turn your blooms into colorful keepsakes.
Christina Moreno, creator of the Flores del Sol shop on, walked us through this simple and fun craft.

  • First, choose flowers and plants with sturdy, non fleshy stems.
  • Good choices:  Christina Moreno recommends roses, peonies, hydrangea, yarrow, and lavender.
  • Snip: Make sure to snip off the buds before they fully open.
  • Create a bouquet: Remove excess leaves and tie the stems together with a rubber band or a twist tie.
  • Spritz the bouquet with aerosol hairspray.
  • Preserve: Hang flowers upside down in a dark, dry place for four weeks.
  • Display: Pop them into a vase or tie them with a bow for a modern look. Voilà!


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