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Preserve Flowers With Borax


Borax is an inexpensive naturally-occurring mineral with many household uses. You can even dry flowers with borax for household floral arrangements.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 1 week

Here's How:

  1. Cut flowers you wish to preserve, with or without stem.
  2. Sprinkle borax on the bottom of a small box such as a shoe box.
  3. Add up to two flowers.
  4. Completely cover with more borax.
  5. Tape the box shut.
  6. Let sit at room temperature for about one week.
  7. When dried completely, strain off the borax powder; may be reused for more flower drying.


  1. Borax can be found in most grocery stores next to the laundry detergents.
  2. This method might not work with cut flowers that have been placed in preservatives.

What You Need

  • Borax
  • Small Box
  • Tape
  • Cut Flowers

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