Drying Flowers: Preserve Your Favorite Blooms With These Simple Steps

Learn how to press flowers from the garden.

Fresh flowers ready for pressing.

Sometimes flowers are just too pretty to last just a few days or weeks. Often I snip a few lovely blossoms from the garden and press them, drying them for later use. I add them to note cards, jewelry and artwork. The process itself is simple. There are professional flower presses on the market, but I find a large book works just as nicely.

Supplies:

  • Large Book
  • Fresh flowers
  • Two sheets of wax paper or plain white paper
  • Paper towels

Follow the steps in the photo gallery below to learn more about the process.

Flower-Drying How-To

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Gather Your Blooms

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Spread Them Out

Take Cover

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Dried Flowers

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