Drying Flowers: A Somewhat Crafting Fail

Before I start this post, let me direct you to the perfect tutorial for drying flowers without pressing them, from the makers of Borax:


Here you’ll find a great video tutorial!

However, my attempt at drying flowers wasn’t quite as successful. I watched this video a couple of times, but when I sent my husband off for supplies, I asked for corn starch instead of cornmeal. I noticed my mistake before I set my flowers to dry, but I wanted to see if the corn starch could be used as a substitute. Here are some photos of what I did:






As you can see, the flowers dried just fine. Unfortunately, the corn starch covered everything in a fine white powder. Something I can continue shaking off them gently, and perhaps it gives them a shabby chic look?