How to dry roses
- Cut your rose blossom. It is best to do this in the morning when the dew has dried. (I mostly dry flowers that have been displayed in a vase in my home for a couple of days and just begin to show signs of fading. I have even dried flowers that are looking rather beat and they still dry nicely.)
- Remove the thorns by carefully pressing and bending them until they snap off.
- You can remove the leaves or leave a few on if you prefer.
- Twist a rubber band around the bottom of the stem leaving a loop.
- Twist the loop into a hanger allowing the roses to hang upside-down.
- Place in a warm, dry and dark place with good ventilation. The closet where my hot water heater is located is a perfect place in my home.
- It will take about a week for the roses to dry completely . If the roses are still soft in the center, they are not completely dry so give them a few more days and check again. When dried, they will be brittle so if a few of the outside petals fall off, don’t worry, they will still be beautiful!
Uses for dried roses
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