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5/8/17

Mother's Day Gifts: Preserved Rose Buds Choker

Preserved Rose Buds choker by Gabriela Delworth


Mother's Day is getting closer on Sunday14th. What are you planning to give your Mom? Flowers are one of the most popular gifts Mothers receive. But what about flowers she could wear and keep? 

Today I am sharing my Preserved Rose Buds Choker.
This is an affordable, easy, fast and delicate piece of jewelry to make. Let's get started!

Drying flowers is a very old technique and many materials have been used in the process. Silica Gel is a good desiccant, it gives fast results and works wonders with wrapped around petal flowers like Roses

Dry Pink Rose Buds Choker by Gabriela Delworth

Materials:


  • Rose Buds
  • Silica Gel {available at craft stores}
  • Scissors
  • Plastic box with a lid {airtight container tall enough to fit your flowers}
  • Paper Towels 
  • Soft small brush 

Instructions:
  1. Place a sheet of paper towel inside a plastic box.
  2. Add a layer of Silica Gel.
  3. Cut your Rose bud stems depending on how long you want them using your scissors.
  4. Place your Rose buds inside the plastic box on the Silica Gel facing up.
  5. Cover them with Silica Gel until completely covered. 
  6. Seal the plastic box with the lid tightly. 
  7. Keep it at room temperature and away from the light for about two weeks. 
  8. After two weeks carefully remove the lid of the plastic box.
  9. Remove your Rose buds from the Silica Gel. 
  10. Carefully remove Silica Gel crystals from petals using a small soft brush. 


 TIP: Although Silica Gel might come a little pricey you can reuse it.

Would rather use Pelargoniums, Gerberas or Orchids instead? If Gerberas are your favorite and some fresh left over you can also make this necklace.

Happy crafting!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gabriela Delworth. Lifestyle Blogger, DIY Author and Crafts Industry Designer who makes creativity a ritual. Aesthetically reactive to beautiful things. 

Mission: to inspire you

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