Courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden

The Reconstruction Process

Step 2: Spray dried flowers outdoors with a surface sealer to prevent them from rehydrating or falling apart.

Step 3: Place flowers on a sheet of wax paper until they dry.

Step 4: Reattach the flowers and stems with floral wire and floral tape or a hot glue gun. Reconstructing the flower can be a complicated process. Another simple option is to create a stem out of floral wire and floral tape. (Place the floral wire 1/4 inch into the flower and wrap with green floral tape.) Otherwise, the stem and leaves can be reattached with floral tape or hot glue.

Shown here: peony (Paeonia)

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