Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Make Itz

DRYING/PRESSING FLOWERS 
IN THE MICROWAVE!!!!

(One of those how-to's that would have been
 nice to know years ago.!)

I read this how-to in the July Redbook Magazine,
credit given to Lindsay Weirich, aka the Frugal Crafter.
I thought I would give this a try and it WORKS!
The color stays truer to fresh than drying in a book.
Here is my version:

1.Gather flower petals. I tried roses.
2.Petals come off the flower easier when flowers just start to fade.
3.Don't pick when wet: such as full of dew, just had rain, or been watered.
4.Arrange petals in a single layer inside a folded piece of clean/plain copy paper.
5.Place a paper towel on top and bottom to make a petal sandwich.
6.Place this sandwich in the microwave.
7.Place a heavy plate or bowl on top.
8.Microwave in 30 second intervals, checking in between.(start with medium power)
9.I used the high setting, but you will need to experiment with your oven so
   the petals don't get overcooked or burned.
10. Take the plate off of the sandwich to let the steam dry.

This makes nice flat petals great for paper crafting.
I am going to make a batch to mix with the lavender potpourri.


Gather petals from flowers.



Place between a folded piece of copy paper. 

Place between paper towels. 
Place heavy object on top, microwave. 

Dried petals. 
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