How do you preserve flowers? I love the flowers that grow in our yard. I pressed them and preserved them on an old vase so I could enjoy them year around.
I cut a variety of flowers I was wanting to preserve.
I laid them onto a paper towel and placed another paper towel on top.
I placed a heavy item on top of the flowers. This will press them to flatten them. Keep them this way for a few days.
I carefully took off the paper towel to reveal the flowers.
I cleaned my old vase with rubbing alcohol and let that dry.
My mom had given me a peel and stick dragonfly decal, so I followed the directions and placed this on one side of my vase.
On the opposite side I painted on a coat of Mod Podge onto the vase.
I placed the flowers onto the vase as I wanted them.
I carefully painted another coat of Mod Podge over the top of the vase and flowers.
I let it dry and then did a second coat and let that dry as well.
Here is the completed vase from the dragonfly side view.
Here’s the opposite view.
I can still use this as a vase or I can use it as a pencil, utensil, candle holder, etc
How To Preserve Flowers DIY video
- What do you spray on flowers to preserve them? You can find that information on this post here which includes how to preserve flowers by spraying them with hairspray
- How do you dry real flowers? You can press them as described above or you can hang them upside down and wait for them to dry out.
- How do you preserve leaves? You can find that information on my tutorial How To Preserve Leaves
- How do you dry flowers and keep color? By following the above method, you’ll have the best chance at keeping the flower’s color.
- How do you keep pressed flowers from fading? The only way to keep their color is to preserve them before they’re dry. The sooner you preserve them the more color you save.
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