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#1 of 3 Old 09-29-2010, 09:31 PM - Thread Starter
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I am thinking this is the right section to ask.

I got roses today and I wanted to save some of the petals for my scrapbook. Any suggestions on how to do that in a natural way? I goggled and came up with some things that sounded expensive and complicated to me.

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For scrapbook use, I would think it would be best for them to be flat. You can flatten the petals in phone/large books. Put some blotting paper/tissues in to absorb some of the oil. Give the petals a couple of weeks in there to flatten and dry out.

Are you trying to preserve color? There will be some fading but even just air-drying, roses keep their color pretty well.

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we used to bury whole roses in washing powder (laundry powder) and it would preserve them. i've also had luck just hanging them upside down in a dry place like an attic. for individual petals, you can just make a press (easy- just google it) or use a big book.

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