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Ways to Preserve Cut Flowers

I love fresh cut flowers.  Having them around just brighten my day.  However, my happiness soon starts to fade when the flowers start to wilt.  Good news, here is a way to preserve those cut flowers. 

You can preserve the beauty of flowers for years without a lot of work or expense. Preserving flowers can help you save your memories of a wedding corsage or a gift bouquet forever.

Simply mix a combination of four parts of borax to one part of Flower Art Silica Gel (this is available in the floral section of many craft stores).  Pour the borax through a strainer before mixing with the gel to remove any lumps. 

 

 

           

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Flowers should be treated with the mixture immediately after picking.  Cut off the stems close to the base of the flower.  Pour some of the mixture in the bottom of a plastic bag or an airtight jar and lay a blossom face down on the mixture.  Pour some additional mixture over the flower until it is well covered.  Then lay another flower face down and cover it, repeating the procedure until the bag or jar is full.  Put on your lid, or if using a bag, press down on it lightly to squeeze out all the air.  Tie the bag tightly with string as close to the contents as possible to prevent air from coming in.

Now put your flowers and mixture away in a dry place for about four weeks without opening it.  Never store it outside.

At the end of the four weeks, open the container very gently and remove the blossoms one at a time, blowing off the mixture. Inserting a piece of floristís wire through the bottom of each blossom can form a stem.  

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