PRESERVING FRESH CUT FLOWERS
FRESHLY CUT AND READY TO PRESERVE
From bouquet gifts to decorative arrangements, freshly cut flowers bring beauty and a smile to everyone who receives them. What's important to note is that their preservation process is unique because though their stems are cut, they still contain a lot of moisture that needs to be removed during the preservation process. Whether using the microwaving drying process or letting them naturally dry, the key is in the timing to ensure that all moisture has been removed from the flowers to ensure a beautiful preservation.
PRESERVE IN JUST A FEW SIMPLE STEPS
Strap flower in between quick dry sheets and boards. Tightly wrap together with the cord.
Microwave for :30 and press flower into desired shape. Repeat as needed.
Seal with finishing mist. Wait until dry and store in an album or frame.
PRESERVING BY FLOWER TYPE
When dealing with freshly cut flowers, it's good to know that each flower type is unique in their beauty and their preservation type. From roses, daisies and wildflowers, learn how to preserve each type of flowers below. As always, it's always recommended to do a test run before attempting to preserve the most ideal candidate.
Beautifully Preserved Results
From Freshly Cut Flowers
Being able to preserve a beautiful bouquet or arrangement allows you to enjoy their beauty for much longer and in many unique ways, from keeping them in an album or using them in frames as commemorative decor. Check out our gallery for more stunning preservation of all flower types!
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Set Them and Forget Them
Preserve Your Florals Only When You Have Time!
We don't always have the time to do what we need to or want to, and that even applies to making the most of life's events - even when trying to preserve important floral keepsakes.
If you don't have the time to go through our regular Preservation Process for fresh-cut flowers, don't worry about it. You can Set Them and Forget Them! This method allows you to finish off drying your flowers through the natural drying process, which lets you preserve flowers in large batches and save on time!
When you want to Set Them and Forget Them, you still have to start them off with our microwave drying process, but you don't have to finish them off that way.
Prepare you drying boards and quick-dry papers as you normally would. For every floral you want to preserve, you will microwave for 30 seconds for the initial drying session, followed by 2 15-second increments. From there, they can finish drying naturally!
The key to finish off with natural drying is that the moisture needs to be released from the flowers before rot and deterioration occurs for optimal preservation results. Continuing on with the normal microwaving drying process just expedites the drying process by extracting even more moisture with every session, but that can take a while, depending on how much time you have and how many preservation you want to make.
So when live gets a bit too busy and you don't have a lot of time, Set Them and Forget Them! Check out our FAQs for more tips and tricks!