Flower Dri

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How to make an illuminated centerpiece with fresh flowers, thru hole LEDs, and 3V coin cell batteries.
 
Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
 

Gather supplies:

  • fresh flowers
  • thru hole LEDs
  • 3V coin cell batteries
  • tape
  • Flower Dri silica gel
  • scissors
  • tupperware
  • sieve
     

    Insert LED thru a fresh cut flower.

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
     

    Use flowers that accentuate the LED such as a cleome or dahlias.

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
     

    Place a layer of Flower Dri silica on the bottom of a tupperware container and then place the flower with the inserted LED in the container.

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
     

    Use a small sifter/strainer to gently shake the Flower-Dri on to the flower.

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
     

    Cover the entire flower with the silica gel until it is completely buried and you can not see the flower.

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
     

    Close the tupperware container and let the flower sit for a few days until dry.

    When taking the flower out the container dig down to the bottom of the container and carefully lift the dried flower out.

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
     

    Place a 3V coin cell battery between the LED leads, aligning the polarity, and secure it with tape.

    The metal leads of the LED will straddle the two sides of the coin cell battery. The longer lead is generally positive and should connect to the positive terminal of the battery.

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
     

    Use tape to hold the battery in place to the LED. In generally the LED will remain illuminated for days.

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
     

    Flower-Dri

    Dried Flowers with LEDs for Bouquets and Center Pieces
     

    Arrange your glowy seasonal centerpieces to astonish your dinner guests!
     

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