Homemade Flower Dri

When I was a little girl, my family and I spent the three summer months camping.  My dad was the Camp Director for the Boy Scouts of America.  He was in charge of the camp and because he was gone so long, he brought his family along...this story has a point I promise.  While we were there, my mom had to think of things to entertain her little girls.  One of the things we loved to do was to go on hikes (aka nature walks) and pick wildflowers.  We would bring the vibrant flowers back to the cabin and dry them with Flower Dri.   It was a powdery mixture we covered our flowers with so they could "dry".  After 3-4 weeks we un-covered the flowers and arranged the now dried flowers in little vases.    I can't find Flower Dri anymore...I'm guessing it isn't made any more. Long story short, I found this recipe and thought I'd give it a try.  It is made of two ingredients I always have in my home.  Borax and Cornmeal. 

1 part Borax to 2 parts cornmeal.
Mix together and pour 3/4 - 1 inch on bottom of container.
I'm drying a lilac because they are my favorite spring flower and they don't stay around very long.  
Cover your flower and put the lid on the container.  Don't touch the container for 3-4 weeks.
When 3-4 weeks have passed, remove the powder from the flower.
Wow.  It looks great.  A darker purple but still beautiful.
I'm actually surprised it turned out as well as it did.  Now to find a vase.....




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