Preserving Flowers


What you need:

  • 1 pt Powdered Borax
  • 2 pt Cornmeal
  • Covered cardboard box (shoe or stationery box)
  • Fresh flowers

What to do:

  1. Thoroughly mix borax and cornmeal.
  2. Cover the bottom of the box with 3/4 of an inch of this mixture.
  3. Cut flower stems about one-inch long.
  4. Lay the flowers face down in this mixture.
  5. Spread the petals and leaves so that they lie as flat as possible. Do not place flowers too close together.
  6. Cover the flowers with 3/4 of an inch of the mixture.
  7. Place the lid on the box and keep at room temperature for three to four weeks.
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