HOW TO DRY FLOWERS:
Select flowers with low moisture content that hold their color and shape for best results.
• To inhibit mold, avoid humid days and harvest flowers during warm, dry weather.
• Pick only fully opened flowers; buds contain too much moisture and tend to shrivel. • Strip leaves off stems. • Bundle flowers into small bunches using a rubber band. Use three stems to a bunch for large flowers, four to five stems for smaller blossoms.
• Trim materials to the size you’ll need, because flowers and stems will be brittle after they dry. • Hang in a dark, warm, dry place with good air circulation—a barn, shed, or garage is ideal. Make sure bunches do not touch. Flowers should dry within a few days to a week.