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How to Dry Flowers in the Microwave

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Did you know that you can dry and press flowers in the microwave??

I didn't believe it either...but it works! Let me show you how to do it.


This drying method works best with more delicate flowers.  Pansies, violas, dianthus, or lavender are good choices.

What to Do:


Arrange Flowers

On a paper towel lined plate place the flower stems so they aren't touching. Press the flowers gently to flatten a bit.

What to Do:



Cover the flowers with another paper towel and then place a plate on top to weigh it down.



Place the dishes in the microwave and start. Check the progress every 30 seconds.

How They Should Look:



When flowers are done they will feel dry and papery.

Dried Flowers

It took around 2 minutes for these to dry, but every microwave is different. Just keep checking.

Dried Flower Idea

For a pretty Spring idea, I glued the flowers onto a piece of cardstock and put in a small frame.