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How to Dry Flowers & Frame Them

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Overview

Whether you're preserving flowers from a memorable occasion or you simply want to add some natural appeal to your home decor, drying and framing flowers is an easy project. Create one-of-a-kind works of art to decorate your home or to give friends and loved ones using a few basic materials.

Step 1

Choose two or three colorful flowers to dry and frame, such as a sunflower, rose and snapdragon.

Step 2

Snip the stems from each of the flowers, leaving only the buds. Remove a few pieces of foliage from the stems and set aside.

Step 3

Place the blooms, facing up, on the center of one of the acrylic sheets. Arrange them however you see fit, placing them side by side or in a triangular formation.

Step 4

Tuck some of the leaves surrounding and between the flower blossoms to create a pleasing arrangement.

Step 5

Squeeze a line of hot glue around the outermost border of the acrylic sheet.

Step 6

Place the other acrylic sheet on top, pinning the blooms between them.

Step 7

Allow the glue about 10 minutes to dry.

Step 8

Place the flower display into a picture frame of the same size.

Things You'll Need

  • 8-by-11-inch sheets of clear acrylic (2)
  • 8-by-11-inch picture frame
  • Flowers of your choice
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
Keywords: flower drying, flower crafts, acrylic crafts

About this Author

Chelsea Hoffman is a professional freelance writer with works published both on the Web and in print. She currently resides in Las Vegas. The author of the new series of horror novellas, titled "Fear Chronicles," Hoffman's work can also be found on environmental websites like Dobegreen.com, where she helps spread environmental awareness with her mighty pen.

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