Drying flowers is a wonderful way for your child to enjoy their beauty all year long.Materials
- Variety of flowers Florist's foam (optional)
- Rubber bands or string Vase or pot
- Coat hangers
- Choose a variety of flowers to dry. Some flowers that dry well are baby's breath, thistles, roses, strawflowers, statice, dahlias, black-eyed Susans, and poppies.
- Use rubber bands or string to tie flower stems together in groups of five.
- Tie the bunches by their stems to coat hangers. Be sure the bunches don?t touch each other.
- Hang the coat hangers in a closet or in a dark, dry, well-ventilated room.
- The darkness prevents the flowers from fading, and the dryness and ventilation prevent the growth of mildew.
- After about two weeks, the flowers should be dry.
- If you like, place a piece of florist's foam in a vase or pot to help hold the flowers in place.
- Arrange the flowers however you wish.
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