Preserving flowers through drying them is an effective way to retain their beauty for years to come. Daisies, especially those with vibrant colors, make eye-catching additions to crafts and arrangements, or to add a splash of color to a bowl of potpourri. The key to successfully retaining the bold color of a hot pink daisy is to dry it quickly, so the color is not lost due to wilting.
Mix together two parts borax with one part fine sand. Blend the two together thoroughly.
Pour a ½ inch-thick layer of the borax and sand mixture into a microwave-safe container. Evenly distribute the mixture so it is as level as possible.
Snip off the stems of the daisies. The stems do not dry well, so it is best to remove them just below where they meet the flower.
Set daisies, face down, onto the borax and sand mixture. Ensure none of the daisies overlap.
Pour the remaining borax and sand mixture onto the daisies. Make sure all of the flowers petals are fully covered with the mixture.
Place the daisies, along with the glass of water, into the microwave. The glass of water, although sitting separately in the microwave, ensures the daisies do not over-dry during the process.
Microwave the daisies for three minutes on high power. Allow the daisies to rest for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove the daisies from the microwave. Gently pull the daisies from the borax and sand mixture. The daisies are now dried and ready to use.