Crafting Hint of the Day - Preserving Flowers : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

PRESERVING FLOWERS I found a preserving recipe for flowers that promise's to keep the flower's looking fresh..and not leave them brittle.

1 part powdered borax
2 parts cornmeal
A covered cardboard box (a shoe box or stationary box)
Fresh flowers

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

-- Karen (, March 07, 2002

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