In Case Of Boredom Break Glass: Dried Flowers

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In Case Of Boredom Break Glass: Dried Flowers

Cherry blossoms bloom on a small tree. The softness of the petals are preserved after drying the flowers.

Cherry blossoms bloom on a small tree. The softness of the petals are preserved after drying the flowers.

Sumayya Khan

Cherry blossoms bloom on a small tree. The softness of the petals are preserved after drying the flowers.

Sumayya Khan

Sumayya Khan

Cherry blossoms bloom on a small tree. The softness of the petals are preserved after drying the flowers.

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With all of the beautiful cherry blossoms around, it was hard not to think about wanting to keep them year round. Like freezing a snowball in your freezer or keeping leaves in your fridge, preserving flowers is just as easy. You just need a flower of your choice, a sheet of paper and at least two heavy books.

First, take the flower and open it up. You could also dry the flowers sideways, so the stem shows. Fold the paper in half. Put the flower inside of the paper, arranging however you wish.. This is the toughest part because you need to make sure that the flower is in the right position. Lay the heavy books on top and under the paper. Make sure no one touches it for the next 3 days. Different flowers take more or less time to dry. After 3-7 days, take check the flower to see if it is dry. If the flower isn’t dry yet, give it another day or two. If it is dry, you can put it on a card or hang it on the wall.

Sumayya Khan
Take the paper out of the books and observe your flower. Is it fully dried? Flowers lose a little bit of color after they are dried.

The art of drying flowers started back in ancient times. Egyptians would dry flowers and put them in tombs or use them for fragrances. In some countries during the Middle Ages, people dried flowers and put them in medicine. Additionally, in Japan, dried flowers formed a basis in art.

I love drying flowers. It gives me weird satisfaction and I also love how soft they become after drying. They also look really pretty on cards. This craft doesn’t use a lot of materials, so it’s easy to make.