How to Preserve Flowers With Sand

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Preserving flowers with sand is a great way to create dried flower arrangements, and it can be easily done by pouring dry sand over an open bud, letting it sit for three to four weeks and slowly pulling the bud out of the sand. Preserve flowers perfectly in clean sand with helpful advice from the owner of a flower shop in this free video on flower arrangements.

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Video Transcript

Hi I'm Karen Rodowicz of JK Flowers and I'm here to show you how to preserve flowers in sand. First of all you want to start with a flower in a somewhat of an open bud or a bud that's about to bloom. You want to cut it at close to the bloom as possible so you're going to leave maybe about an inch or so from the bottom of the bloom. You're going to put it in some fresh, dry sand. It could be beach sand, river sands, anything that's dry. If it's not dried out, pull the sand out for a while, put it in the sun, let it dry out. Once you put the flower in the sand you're going to bring the sand around the bloom as much as possible. Then you're going to take additional sand and very slowly cover your flower. You want to make sure the sand doesn't have rocks or shells, it's very fine, it's been sifted maybe. Once your flower has been completely covered, you want to leave it in a cool, dry place like a garage or an attic or anything like that for about 3 to 4 weeks. Once the time period is up, you can come out, slowly pull the sand away from the bloom because the sand as you're drying out the flowers will make them a little bit more delicate. If the flower has been preserved and dried out, you take it out of the sand, you want to make an arrangement with it, you can use some floral wire, make a stem and there you go, you have some dried flowers with a unique way of doing it and once again I'm Karen with JK Flowers and I hope this was helpful.


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