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The flowers kept in a book

Everyone has kept flowers, not so much for the purpose of using them for specific jobs, but to stop an important moment, to make it indelible in a distant memory. And if after so many years, you have found a daisy enclosed in the pages of a dated school book, it is perhaps the memory of a school trip, a "saw" at school, made on a special day, it is perhaps the memory of a boyfriend of the middle school that penniless had collected for you a humble flower to make that day special. Even if this is not the exact methodology for drying flowers, it is still a very basic way to do it even if those flowers will always remain only a memory of a particular day and they could never be useful for doing DIY jobs because they could crumble, given the incorrect method of drying them. If you are passionate about the art of DIY and you like to dry flowers to create original works, there are suitable methods to do it.


How to dry and store flowers

There are various methods of drying and storing dried flowers and all of them are fairly easy and effective. When we receive a bouquet as a gift, it is really a pity to have to throw it away only after a few days but unfortunately it is normal to have to do it, because a cut flower sooner or later, loses its splendor. Our grandmothers used ancient remedies which were also valid. They gathered the flowers in bunches and then tied them with a malleable iron wire. They gave the shape of a hook and then put the bunches with "unjust head" in a well-ventilated place under a beam of an attic or in an attic or even in barns and stables. If you want to follow grandma's method, you can do it but using better and more advanced techniques. Gather the flowers in bunches of 5 or 6 elements and with a small knife, remove all the leaves, cutting at least half the stem. Always with a sharp knife, sharpen the end of the stem that you cut and tie the bunches with raffia thread. Then put them upside down in the attic. Don't you have an attic? Do not worry, a stairway or a room in dim light is also fine because the flowers that must dry must not be in direct sunlight but in dim light and in a well-ventilated place. You can leave them like that for as long as you want, they will be preserved very well. This method is suitable for all spring varieties such as daisies, roses, violets and many others. Do not try to do it instead for those varieties with a fleshy consistency that need a drying compound in order to proceed.

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