How to Dry a Rose Bouquet


The gift of a bouquet of roses can mean so much. It can commemorate a special time or occasion, but everyone knows that these beautiful fragrant flowers don't last long. Within days, they begin to wilt and within a week, petals begin to fall, leaving a droopy reminder of former beauty. If this bouquet was a special one, you might want to save it. By drying it, you can keep it for many years to come.

Step 1

Remove the flowers from the vase or water source they were in.

Step 2

Dry off the stems pressing a paper towel to them to absorb the excess moisture.

Step 3

Tie a string around the stems tightly to hold them in place. Leave enough excess string to hang the bouquet with.

Step 4

Hang the bouquet upside down.

Step 5

Take the bouquet down when the flowers are completely dry. This could take up to a week.

Things You'll Need

  • String


  • Drying Your Roses
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