Sunday, February 14, 2016

Drying Roses

Happy Valentines Day, My Sweet Friends!


Drying Roses 

Dried roses and rosebuds are so dainty and romantic.  They add instant charm to any country setting, so, I love using them all around the house and in my little shop. They pretty much behave with out much fuss and last for ages!



Here's my secret for Dried Roses ~

Let them dry out after enjoying them in their fresh state...That's usually pretty much it.

However, if you are more serious about preserving their original color and shape, consider using Silica gel.  You can usually find it at Michaels or any major craft supply.

Simply trim the stem from the rose. Then place your roses, stem down, in a shallow tray of silica gel.
 Cover each rose completely with the gel...Set away in a dry, protected place for a couple of weeks.

Personally, I just pull my roses from my fresh arrangement at their peak and go with it...They seem to
do pretty well for my purposes, as I love the make-do "Country Cottage" look.

Happy Valentines Day, Sweet Friends...