Depending on the drying technique, the equipment needed to dry flowers can include a microwave oven, mesh wire, twine or string, a large book, or chemical ingredients such as borax and silica gel. Flowers can be air dried, dried in the microwave or oven, or chemically dried.
The technique for drying depends on the sturdiness or fragility of the flower. A bunch of flowers can air dry by hanging from a piece of rope or twine. Flowers can be placed on a tray to dry in the microwave or oven. Covering flowers in silica gel or borax is another method of home-drying flowers.