How to dry flowers with lacquer

Drying flowers with lacquer increases their durability

Aren't you very sad that those beautiful flowers that have been given to you end up withering? If we want to keep that beautiful memory of a special event, the best option is to dry the flowers or the entire bouquet. However, there is a little trick that makes them last even longer and look really spectacular. So that you can apply it yourself, we will explain in this article how to dry flowers with lacquer

In order to avoid doubts, we will comment first what lacquer we should use and then how to carry out this task step by step. In addition, we will give you some tips so that your dried flowers look great. If you are thinking of keeping a bouquet and embellishing your home with it, I recommend that you continue reading.

What lacquer to use to dry flowers?

The lacquer that is used to dry flowers from the hair

While it is true that the vast majority of flowers can be dried without any problem, There are some that do much better than others. However, before explaining how to dry flowers with lacquer, we must first know what type of lacquer we mean, right?

Well, it is simply the lacquer that we use for spray hair. In fact, the amount that we should spray on the flowers is more or less the same as the amount that we spray on the hair, but we will explain this step later. Applying this product to vegetables will help protect them, thus lengthening their useful life, and preserve their color.

How to dry natural flowers with lacquer?

Drying the flowers with lacquer helps preserve their color

Now that we know what type of lacquer we will need, it can be said that we must start with this task as soon as possible. We can enjoy the flowers or the bouquet for a couple of days, of course, but if we are clear that we want to keep it, we should not let much more time pass. Next we will comment step by step how to dry flowers with lacquer:

  1. Clean the flowers: The first thing we must do is eliminate all the parts that we do not want to keep from the flowers or the bouquet. This can be, for example, spines and leaves. We must also cut the stems to a length that we want and place them all together without the flowers touching.
  2. Tie the stems: Using dental floss or string, tie the stems together and then hang the flowers upside down. It is important to locate them in a dark, dry and warm room. If we don't have such a room, nothing happens. The best alternative is a closet. This way we can tie the bouquet to a hanger and hang it next to the clothes, but preventing it from getting crushed. It should stay there for a week or two (depending on the type and number of flowers).
  3. Spray lacquer: Once dry, we must take the flowers out of the closet and untie the thread. Then you have to spray them with hairspray. The amount should be more or less the same as what we would apply to our hair as a general rule, that is, a little. We must also be careful to spray all the plants well. When the lacquer has dried, we can place the flowers in a vase, or wherever we please.


The reason it's important to dry your flowers in a dark room is so they'll dry at their best. We must also highlight the importance of hanging upside down. Although it is true that this is not essential, it is the most recommended, since in this way we get that the nutrients end up in the petals. Thus, the drying process will be perfect.

The most popular technique for drying natural flowers by pressing with a book
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How to dry natural flowers

Another trick to make drying flowers even better is let them breathe and have them ventilated in the best possible way. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance to remove any wrapping they may have, whether plastic or paper, before putting them to dry. In the room or in the closet where we are going to hang them, it is best that they have some space, that is, that they do not touch anything around them. In this way, not only will the whole process be better, but it will go a little faster.

Finally, it should be noted that the most recommended for dried flowers es limit your exposure to intense heat and light exposure. These two factors do not suit them at all in the long run, so we must take this into account when we want to decorate a corner of our home with them.

Following the steps that we have listed before and these small recommendations, you will get some truly spectacular and long-lasting dried plants. Now that you know how to dry flowers with lacquer, you no longer have an excuse not to keep those precious bouquets that have been given to you on a special day. With a little patience, you can keep them for much longer. So get to work!

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