How to Dry Flowers With a Microwave

How to Dry Flowers With a Microwave. Using a microwave to dry flowers can save considerable time compared to air drying, which can take several weeks. Dried flowers make beautiful arrangements and decorations for your home or office.

Step 1

Cut a variety of flowers for drying. Select flowers that are just beginning to open. Make sure the flowers are not wet and are free of insects.

Step 2

Put four cups of cat litter into a microwavable bowl.

Step 3

Push aside some of the cat litter and place in a single flower. Gently cover the flower completely with cat litter.

Step 4

Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes on high. Remove bowl from microwave and let cat litter cool.

Step 5

Remove flower and set aside on a clean dry surface. Brush away any remaining cat litter from the flower using a paint brush or basting brush.

Step 6

Repeat the process with the rest of the flowers, microwaving one at a time.