• Silica gel sand for drying flowers

    Posted on April 7, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Silica gel sand is a much finer desiccant than I had used before for drying flowers. After my recent post about trying to dry flowers using silica gel beads, a lovely lady contacted me via Twitter with details of where to buy Petalcraft sand online.

    Purpose-made dried flower desiccant from Petalcraft

    dried flower desiccant sand

    This drying sand was quite expensive but re-usable and came with specific instructions for use with dried flowers.

    It is about the same crystal size as granulated sugar, and I have already been experimenting with it, but more of that in a later post!

    daisy silica gel sand

    daisy drying silica gel sand

    Check back in a day or two for the full story of drying daisies!
    Update – You can now see how I got on via this link: drying daisies with silica gel sand