How to dry flowers: With the microwave
Dry flowers in minutes instead of weeks by using a microwave. “Pressing flowers in a microwave is a perfectly safe option for those seeking to save time and resources,” says Alfred Palomares, vice president of merchandising for 1-800-Flowers.com. He recommends this method for first-timers. You’ll need the flowers you want to dry, some ceramic plates, a few coffee filters, a heavy book, and your microwave. Here’s more on how to preserve flowers with a microwave.
How to dry flowers: With silica gel
If you want your flowers to look just like they did in your garden, trying using silica gel. The sandy-like substance can be found at craft stores and works best with sturdy flowers like zinnias or roses. Bury your blooms in a large container of silica gel. In a few days to a week, gently uncover vibrant, preserved flowers. Now that you’re learning how to preserve flowers, you’ll be interested in these pro tips to make your flowers last longer.