- When conserving your flowers do it before they are fully blossomed.
- If you want to preserve your flowers, decide which method will be most practical and easy to adopt in your home.
Flowers are one of the gifts you can buy someone.
For some when gifted flowers they would like to preserve them and this depends on the current condition of the flower.
This includes if the petals have fallen off and if the flowers have turned brown or they flower and the stem is appearing weak.
When conserving your flowers do it before they fully blossom.
If you want to preserve your flowers, decide which method will be most practical and easy to adopt in your home.
If you want to make your flowers survive longer, there are several preservation methods to select from whether it is a single flower or a bouquet.
It is simple and efficient for someone who aims at drying their flowers. Have your flowers out of the water for 3 to 4 hours for them to dry.
When they are dry, remove any unwanted and excess leaves, and tie them together with a string or a wire.
Hang the flower upside down in a cool dry place, well-ventilated, and avoid direct sunlight. This helps keep the tips looking healthy since moisture flows downwards.
After a week your flowers will be dry.
Opt for pressing when preserving a single and delicate flower. It works for thinner flowers and stems.
Remove any undesirable leaves and cut your flower to the preferred length.
Follow the instructions on your device and press the flowers using a flower press or a hardcover book.
To safeguard the pages of your book, open it and line both open pages with wax paper and baking parchment.
Arrange your flower on the page of choosing in the book and carefully close it. Let it sit for a week or until it is completely dry.
It keeps flowers whole while preserving their colour and structure but it is not the best when it comes to preserving a whole bouquet.
Have some silica sand or silica gel in a bowl, put in the flower you want to preserve and then add more sand. Let it sit for a week until it drys.
If you would like to dry your flowers faster use a microwave. Repeat the above-mentioned steps and have the bowl in the microwave next to a container (cup or bowl) of boiling water in the microwave.
You must have used one of the mentioned techniques to pre-dry your flowers to preserve them in resin.
Wear a mask and protective gloves before starting the process of using Resin as a flower preservative.
Choose your preferred container and add some resin; do not fill it.
With the use of tweezers, arrange your flowers and any additional components inside the container as desired.
Add a final layer of resin to fill the container.
With a toothpick, remove any air bubbles and wait for 24 hours.