Question by  Rasa (43)

How do I use silica sand to dry flowers?


Answer by  PamelaK (264)

place the flowers into an airtight container with the silica sand. Place the lid on the container and store for several days. When the sand changes color check the flowers.


Answer by  Karen54 (971)

Cut stems off flowers, leaving about 1/2". Using a container with a tight fitting lid, fill it with a few inches of silica sand. Nestle flower heads in the sand and lightly cover the heads with sand. Close lid of box and allow to dry according to package directions.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

To do this you just have to place the flowers in the silica sand for a few weeks, covering well. This method is fairly easy and inexpensive to do. Silica gel drying takes from two thru seven days and absorbs petal moisture very fast.


Answer by  sonyacarlson (695)

Pour some silica sand into a container. Then add the flower. Very carefully, add more sand to cover over the flower. Completely cover the flower with the silica sand. Let it sit for about a week. Then the flower should be dry and ready to use for decorations.


Answer by  Sakkano (129)

To use silica sand, you need to have a container in which to preserve your flowers. Pour a layer of silica sand on the bottom and place the flowers on top of the layer, face down. Gently cover these flowers with the remaining silica sand and allow to sit undisturbed for at least one month.


Answer by  Kris (797)

It's fun and not at all difficult. Get a bowl that will hold your flower, and pour a little of the sand in the bottom. Position your flower in the sand, then slowly and gently pour or spoon more sand around and on top of the blossom until buried. Leave for 2-4 weeks. Uncover dried flower and enjoy.


Answer by  askandyoushallreceive (658)

Sprinkle some of the silica sand in a shoe box or something kind of shallow that you can put a lid on. Then just lay the flowers in there.


Answer by  garymarkle (599)

This is a good method for many of the more delicate flowers, and is very often overlooked, you simply burry the flowers that you wish to dry in silca sand for one to four weeks.


Answer by  nefacess (115)

Bury the flowers completely in the sand and leave for a few days. Change the sand so it's fresh every few days until dry.


Answer by  Anonymous

put in tuperwear container and put in the microwave for a few mins and then leave to cool then check.

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