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Press flowers by gathering them, laying them between the parchment-lined pages of a book, closing the book, and placing a weight on the book. This takes up to 10 days for a flower to become pressed completely. You need f... More »

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Flower drying techniques include pressing, air drying, microwaving or using silica gel. Alternatively, simply leave the flowers in a vase until they are completely dry. More »

To make a napkin into the shape of a flower, take a square napkin and fold the corners into the center several times. Then, turn the napkin over and pull the corners out, using a few fingers to press down on the center o... More »

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Unique floral arrangement ideas include finding creative containers for the flowers, using ivy and trailing vines to add interest and depth and placing colorful glass beads or stones in the base of the container. Mixing ... More »

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To create a floral centerpiece, hold the bouquet and turn it while adding the greenery and flowers to ensure all sides of the bouquet are equally beautiful. An option to make an inexpensive bouquet is to add a few large,... More »

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To dry flowers in a microwave, heat the flowers sandwiched between paper towels or in a microwave-safe container with silica gel. It is best to use hardy flowers or ferns that have a lot of petals and leaves. More »

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Using crushed aspirin in the water that flowers are kept in can help to keep them from wilting. Other things that can be added to water to prevent flowers from wilting include vodka, copper pennies, bleach and sugar. More »

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