Introduction: Pressed Flowers in the Microwave

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I had read about it and couldn't believe it would be that easy to have flat dried flowers, no waiting around and ruining good books.

It is that easy.

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

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  • flower
  • kitchen towel
  • microwave / plate
  • plate
  • glass of water

Step 2: Flowers

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Because I only wanted the petals I deconstructed the flowers then placed them between the folded kitchen towel.

Step 3: Microwave

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The folded kitchen towel goes on the microwave plate, with the plate on top and the glass of water holding it down.

I think the glass of water does 2 things, holds the flowers flat and takes some of the microwave energy so it's not so easy to burn them.

I did 5 or 6 separate 30 second bursts at Simmer, (the second lowest temperature), checking after each one.

Step 4: Result

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I was using them to decorate the 3 of Clubs for the #MelbourneArtCardChallenge and was really thrilled with how easy and successful drying in the microwave was, and how flat and "pressed" the flowers were.

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