Preserve Your Petals: How to Dry Flowers

Use this simple step-by-step guide to drying flowers to turn your blooms into colorful keepsakes.

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Christina Moreno, creator of the Flores del Sol shop on etsy.com, walked us through this simple and fun craft.

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First, choose flowers and plants with sturdy, nonfleshy stems.

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Good choices:  Christina Moreno recommends roses, peonies, hydrangea, yarrow, and lavender.

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Snip: Make sure to snip off the buds before they fully open.  

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Create a bouquet: Remove excess leaves and tie the stems together with a rubber band or a twist tie.

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Spritz the bouquet with aerosol hairspray.

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Preserve: Hang flowers upside down in a dark, dry place for four weeks.

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Display: Pop them into a vase or tie them with a bow for a modern look. Voilà!

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