How to dry roses and keep them as a special keepsake

Have you received roses as a gift and want to keep them forever? Then you are in the right place! In this guide, I will show you how to dry your roses so that you can keep their beauty and the special memory of that gift for a long time. You don't need to be a craft expert, so let's get to it!

how to dry roses

Materials needed to dry roses:

  • Fresh roses (preferably at their point of early maturity)
  • rope or thread
  • hangers or hooks
  • A dark and well ventilated place

Steps by step to dry the roses:

  • Prepare the roses:

If you have received fresh roses as a gift, make sure that they are at the right point of maturity, that is, that they are not completely open. These are the ideal ones for drying, since they have less water in the petals and will better withstand the process.

  • tie up the roses

Take the roses and make a small bouquet out of them, tying them with a string or thread. Don't over-tighten them, just enough to hold them together without damaging the petals.

  • hang the roses

Find a dark, well-ventilated place in your home, such as a closet or sheltered corner. Place the roses upside down, hanging the bouquet on a hook or hanger. Make sure they are spaced apart so air can circulate well around the roses.

  • wait drying

Now it's time for the hardest part: waiting. Allow the roses to dry completely, which can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks, depending on the humidity level of the location. Resisting touching or moving the roses is key to making the process successful. If the environment is very dry, you can spray a little water into the air around the roses with a sprayer to maintain humidity.

  • Check drying

After the waiting time, check that the petals are crunchy and without signs of moisture or flexibility. If they still feel mushy, let them dry a bit longer.

  • enjoy dried roses

!! Congratulations!! Once your roses are completely dry, carefully remove the string or string and separate the individual roses. Now you can use them to decorate your home, make custom flower arrangements, or even create handmade cards and crafts.

I hope this tutorial has been useful to you and that you can enjoy your dried roses as a beautiful keepsake of the special gift you received. Enjoy the beauty and special memory of your dried roses for a long time!