Return to the Crafts and Decorations Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
how to preserve flowers

Posted by goldy (My Page) on
Wed, May 11, 11 at 21:23

HOW DO YOU WAX FLOWERS? would drying be much easier?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: how to preserve flowers

I have never eard of waxing floweers.
I used to dry them in a mixture of borax and something else. Between the pages of old phone books works well too if you want flat.
Kathy


 o
RE: how to preserve flowers

I've never waxed flowers, but if you want to preserve them for a LONG time, I think drying them is probably the best. I've had a rosebud that was on an arrangement at my baby's funeral back in 1984. I have the roses that my daughter and her family brought me last year on Mother's Day and I'm in the process of drying the ones they sent me this year.

I've found it better to dry roses before they completely bloom. I just take them out of the water/vase, put them all together and hang them upside down for a few weeks. Then, I spray them with Krylon Acrylic Sealer. That's it!


 o
RE: how to preserve flowers

I waxed some roses years ago and just now found another site that gives pretty good instructions... I don't remember how long it lasted - I seem to remember my dog playing with it - It does NOT do well as a dog toy...
http://www.ehow.com/how_2311746_wax-fresh-flowers.htm


 o
RE: how to preserve flowers

You can preserve the fresh beauty of flowers for years in their natural vivid colors without a great deal of work or expense

Here is a link that might be useful: flower roses


 o
RE: how to preserve flowers

Nicol...Looked forward to seing what process you were talking about... Imagine my surprise when it was to a floower site - a site SELLING flowers... I am shocked... go away...


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Crafts and Decorations Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here