How to Dry Flowers in a Food Dehydrator

Dried flowers are a great way to decorate in your home. They can be used on wreathes or as potpourri to keep your home smelling good. With a food dehydrator you can speed up the process and have those dried flowers in only a few hours.

Step 1

Choose flowers that have reached their maximum bloom. At this stage the petals should be fully opened to allow drying to occur faster.

Step 2

Trim flowers so that leaves are removed and the stem is as short as possible.

Step 3

Place flowers in single layers on the dehydrator trays with the flowers evenly spaced. This will insure that your flowers dry evenly.

Step 4

Allow flowers to dry overnight in the dehydrator rotating the trays periodically. Dry on the lowest setting.