I want to tell you about how easily and with low budget to dry fresh flowers. I like this method because it is great for flowers with a big center which doesn't allow to dry them in a book.
You need the following materials:
- fresh flowers, the same shape as daisies (such shaggy like peonies are undesirable, since they don't get dry)
- semolina (I had 3 kg)
- a saucepan with a wide bottom
Or use well dried sand instead of semolina.
The first thing is to pick flowers.
I took Echinacea.
Small tea roses.
And clematis, but I didn't like them dried because the color of the leaves changed to dark brown.
Take the saucepan, pour a layer of semolina at about 2 cm and place the flowers with the stems up, see that the petals don't touch each other. Again pour a layer of semolina.
And some more layers of flowers and semolina.
And hide it away from cats for two weeks.
Two weeks later, get the pan and carefully take out the flowers. I just pour semolina into another saucepan, and carefully pick the flowers out as they appear. If you need a flower with a stem, do not pull it out not to tear off the stem.
Shake them off from semolina and here's the result!
Flowers dried this way are stored very long. At least mine adorned the house for two years until I got tired of them.
Thanks to all who's read up tp the end.
I wish everyone Sunny mood!