Roses are beautiful. They are used in many occasions. Whether you receive them on Valentine's Day, gave them to your friend for his/her birthday, or use them decorate your home, roses have a meaning behind.
There are several methods to preserve a rose but they all have different end results.
Here are 5 DIY methods to preserve your roses
1. Air Drying
One of the most common method to preserve fresh flowers is by letting them dry out naturally. Hang them upside-down and keep in a cool, dark room. Once fully dried the colour will be brownish and the petals will be fragile.
2. Using Sand/Borax/Desiccant
Fill half of a box or plastic container with sand, borax or desiccant. Insert flowers in the powder and then cover them up with more product. This method will dry out the roses by absorbing all their liquid overtime.
3. Using Glycerin
Glycerine is a transparent liquid substance that will help you preserve your roses. Soak your roses in a mixture of 1 part glycerin and 2 parts warm water.
4. Using Hairspray
This method is simple and doesn’t take much time. All you need is any store-bought can of hairspray. Hang the roses upside-down, cover them with a thin layer of hairspray by holding the nozzle at least 12inchez away. Wait a few minutes before you turn them back. This method can be repeated several days. The petals will somewhat harden and this will make them last for longer.
5. Using Resin
Resin is a viscous composite blend that can be converted into polymers. Natural resin is secreted from some plants and artificial resin is factory-made.
To preserve flowers in resin they must be dried first. Place the flower in a mold and use a pre-made kit that includes resin and a hardener. Leave to dry for at least 8 hours.
About Aluna's Eternal Flowers
Aluna’s Roses and Sunflowers are professionally preserved and guaranteed to last for minimum 1 year and up to 4 years with the proper care. Our roses are grown under ideal conditions, cultivated at their best and preserved immediately after they have reached their perfect size. This ensures that our clients receive the highest quality roses. Our method of preservation is extensive and can only performed by professionals. It includes using heating and cooling chambers, glycerin, natural elements and dye. Learn more about our products, values and handmade Canadian packing on our website: https://alunagift.ca