Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/7/2013 11:15:09 AM|
DD got a beautiful bouquet of irises and baby's breath from her boyfriend and was hoping to dry them. She's away at college, so the easiest way possible is what she's looking for. I know roses are easy to dry- just hang upside down for a while.
If the only way to do it is with silica gel, where's an easy place to find it?
Loc: Vancouver Island
|Posted: 2/7/2013 1:18:48 PM|
They are so delicate, I wonder if it is really possible to dry them in shape?
Maybe press/dry them and frame them in a pretty shadowbox?
Mom to the Wild Things.
Loc: Poss-a-Dillo Hill, Ozark, AL
|Posted: 2/7/2013 1:28:23 PM|
Silica gel will preserve the iris beautifully, in full dimension. Google for information. I looked at 'The Artful Crafter' and they have a great site with good directions.
Loc: I like calling North Carolina home!
|Posted: 2/7/2013 1:29:16 PM|
I've tried drying them before using the silica and pressing them, to no avail. Don't know if I was doing something wrong or if they're just too moist and delicate. I wish there was a way to save them, because they're my favorite flower. Can't wait till my garden starts blooming!
"What fresh hell is this?" Sheldon Cooper