Saturday, March 13, 2010

Preserving Flowers


I was organizing some photos and I came across this project that I did a while back. I made a sort of "boutonniere".

I dehydrated roses using a food dehydrator. Depending on what you are making, it may be best to just hang the flowers to dry upside down. It takes longer, but preserves lighter color flowers better.


After dehydrating, I dipped them in flower preserving resin (available in the flower section of Michaels). It is super bad smelling and you should do this outside if you can.


The flowers dried with long resin drops, which were beautiful, but I ended up cutting them off.

After this I wrapped the stems in ribbon with beads.


I still have these and I'm not sure what to do with them... Any ideas? I might send one to my swap buddy if they like flowers...

5 comments:

  1. What is the density like after the resin? Are they hard and strong or still pliable and brittle? Very cool project, by the way!

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  2. Initially they are pretty strong, but after time they do get very brittle.

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