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How to Dry Flowers With a Microwave

By Hunker Team ; Updated July 21, 2017

How to Dry Flowers With a Microwave. Using a microwave to dry flowers can save considerable time compared to air drying, which can take several weeks. Dried flowers make beautiful arrangements and decorations for your home or office.

Cut a variety of flowers for drying. Select flowers that are just beginning to open. Make sure the flowers are not wet and are free of insects.

Put four cups of cat litter into a microwavable bowl.

Push aside some of the cat litter and place in a single flower. Gently cover the flower completely with cat litter.

Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes on high. Remove bowl from microwave and let cat litter cool.

Remove flower and set aside on a clean dry surface. Brush away any remaining cat litter from the flower using a paint brush or basting brush.

Repeat the process with the rest of the flowers, microwaving one at a time.