– Silica Gel – A Shoe Box – Fresh, Dry Flowers
Use fresh flowers that are mostly dry (not soaked from rain). Place the flowers in a box of silica gel. Make sure the petals are flat.
Start by digging up the soil where you want to your slab. You can measure and mark the area with Inverted Marking Spray if you prefer.
Cover the flowers completely with silica gel. Wait 1-2 weeks then remove them to see if they’re dry. If they have any moisture left, place them back in the gel.
Store dried flowers carefully or use them for crafts immediately.
Here you can see the difference between dried flowers on the left in silica vs. pressed flowers on the right.
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