Whether you have flowers from a wedding bouquet, a birthday or anniversary, or some particularly beautiful blooms in your garden, preserving the blossoms can help you to save the memories and the beauty. Many methods exist to preserve fresh flowers, such as pressing and drying them. These methods, however, won’t necessarily prevent the blossoms from losing their color. Use a simple technique to preserve flowers along with their vibrant colors.
Preserve your flowers immediately after picking them. Cut off the stems at the base of the blossom, using sharp scissors.
Strain the Borax through a sieve to remove any lumps. Mix four parts of the Borax with one part silica gel.
Pour a 1/2-inch layer of the Borax and silica gel mixture into an airtight glass jar. Place a blossom face-down on the powder mixture and pour more of the mixture onto the flower until you’ve coated it well.
Place another flower blossom on top of this layer face-down. Repeat this process with all your blossoms until the jar is full. Secure the airtight lid to the jar.
Store the filled jar in a dry place for about four weeks. Afterward, remove the flowers carefully and blow the powder mixture off the blossoms.