Basics for Beautiful Dried Flowers
Preserve your beautiful blooms by properly drying them. Here are all the tips you need from the experts at 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)