How to Dry a Bouquet of Roses

Overview

If you've received a bouquet of roses for a special occasion, you may want to preserve them. Or, if you simply enjoy dried flowers, you can dry your bouquet to use as decoration. Roses generally last about a week in a vase, but drying a bouquet of roses allows you enjoy them much longer. Dried roses lose some of their color and become somewhat faded and brown, but are still beautiful if you dry them correctly. By drying your bouquet of roses, you can enjoy them for years to come.

Step 1

Remove the rose bouquet from the vase before the roses begin to lose their color and wilt.

Step 2

Tie the bottom of the stems together using floral wire from a florist or using regular wire. Tie the stems together tightly.

Step 3

Hammer a nail into a wall where the roses will be able to hang without being disturbed.

Step 4

Invert the roses and hang the wire or the yarn from the nail. Leave the roses hanging, undisturbed, until they're dry.

Step 5

Remove the roses from their hanging position once they are dry. The humidity of the environment will affect how long the roses take to dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Wire or yarn
  • Hammer
  • Nail

References

  • Your Healthy Gardens: Everything Roses--Drying Roses
Keywords: dry rose bouquet, drying flowers, preserving roses

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Jason M. Bruner is a freelance writer who has been in the field for more than five years. His content has been previously published on sites such as eHow.