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How To Dry Flowers In Books | Step By Step with Video

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Pressing your own flowers in books is a brilliant way to preserve them so that you can enjoy their beauty any time of the year. Pressed and dried flowers make good accents for artwork and sitting a few in a small vase on your desk or nightstand adds a special touch, especially if the dried flowers are from your own garden. 

You don't have to look very far to see that there are a ton of ways to use them. Dried flowers can be used for card making, decoupage, journaling, and gift wrapping.

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When drying or pressing flowers in books, start with clean flowers that are completely dry. It's ok to have small blemishes on the flowers but discard any flowers that are too far gone. The best time to collect flowers is on a sunny day later in the afternoon so that any rain or dew will be totally dried. You can also pat them dry with a paper towel if you notice any wet parts.

A Note On Drying Flowers That Are From A Special Occasion

If you are drying flowers that are special, like part of a wedding bouquet, then you will want to use archival acid-free paper instead of parchment. Using acid-free paper helps stop any breakdown of the flower, as well as help preserve the color a bit better. Arteza is a brand that we have used before and they have many sizes to choose from. Check their prices here.

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Step 1: Gather your flowers and go through them, discarding any flower petals or parts that are rotting or coming off of the original stem. If you are drying flower petals, pick off the best petals and set them aside. It's ok to use flowers that are not perfect.

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Step 2: Get some waxed paper, parchment or acid-free paper and cut it larger than the book that you are going to use to press them in. You will want to make sure that when you fold the parchment in half, it will cover the whole page of the book.

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Step 3: Place the flowers onto the paper you are using, making sure that the flowers are not touching.

Step 4: Close up the book and place heavy books on top of it to weigh it down.

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Step 5: Let your flowers sit for three weeks. You will know that they are completely dry when they feel just like paper.

Here's What Dried Flowers Should Look Like After Three Weeks

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Video Tutorial How To Dry Flowers In Books

We hope you found this dried flower tutorial super helpful! And we made this beautiful pin for you to share on your Pinterest boards so that you can find us again (below). 

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Here's even more ways to dry flowers in our other helpful article.

Have a beautiful day!


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