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    Wiring dried flowers

    Posted on April 27, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Attaching florist wire to dried flowers Contrary to what it says in the heading above, it’s best to attach florist wire to fresh flowers and then dry them. This is because dried flowers are very brittle and may not withstand the handling required to insert the wire. How I wired  a dry flower (daisy) You […]

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    Drying daisies with silica gel sand

    Posted on April 12, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Modern drying techniques at home – microwave drying with silica gel sand After my post yesterday where I was drying my marguerite daisies the old fashioned way in the airing cupboard, I thought I’d have a go at a quick and easy way of drying flowers using silica gel. Method for drying flowers using silica […]

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    Air drying a daisy bunch

    Posted on April 11, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    I like drying flowers in my airing cupboard because it’s so simple I’m a sucker for plants and couldn’t resist this marguerite plant at the garden centre the other day!   I cut a few stems and tied them with a raffia bow, adding a sprig of fennel foliage before air drying them. I hung […]

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    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 This drying sand was […]

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    Learning to use silica gel for drying flowers

    Posted on April 2, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Making dried flowers with silica gel I have never used silica gel before, so today has been a bit of a learning curve. Why is silica gel used for drying flowers? Silica gel is a desiccant which absorbs moisture from anything in contact with it – in this case flowers. It is used in creating […]

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