Made My Own Flower Drying Rack

Decorating By TheBlonde Updated 11 Nov 2009 , 5:54pm by TheBlonde

TheBlonde Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 2:06pm
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And it only cost me $4!!! Bought all my supplies at Michaels and it works great! Best part is that I can take out all of the dowels for easy storage!

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 2:10pm
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Well don't you just rock the house. Very cool. So space efficient and it looks like it will hold up well too with that nice big chunky center dowel.

You rock.

HamSquad Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 2:26pm
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Wow this is neat! What size drill bit to make the holes to slide the dowels in 1/2". Do I need a screw in the bottom for the main dowel or wood glue is enough? How did you make this?
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leahk Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 2:27pm
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What a great idea!
Thanks for sharing!

TheBlonde Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 3:12pm
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Wow this is neat! What size drill bit to make the holes to slide the dowels in 1/2". Do I need a screw in the bottom for the main dowel or wood glue is enough? How did you make this?
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I really can't remember what size drill bit I used. I have so many that I just grabbed which ever one fit the size of the dowel. icon_smile.gif Best way is to lay the drill bit flat against the end of the dowel. I drilled the bottom all the way through. I did not secure it in place since I will be taking it apart when I do not need it. Just make sure it's a secure fit so it's doesn't wobble around.

-K8memphis Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 3:44pm
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Ok wait--but did you make it from scratch?? Did you fell the tree???

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TheBlonde Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 4:03pm
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Ok wait--but did you make it from scratch?? Did you fell the tree???

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yup...went in my back yard and used my ax to chop down the tree icon_smile.gif lol

cakebaker111 Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 4:41pm
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I also made one like that. Mine is made out of pcv pipe and it has different sizes for certain things. For instance I hang my bow loops on them. I can also hang flowers to dry on the smaller one.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 5:30pm
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Originally Posted by TheBlonde

And it only cost me $4!!! Bought all my supplies at Michaels and it works great! Best part is that I can take out all of the dowels for easy storage!

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Excellent idea!

Ladiesofthehouse Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 5:43pm
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Ok wait--but did you make it from scratch?? Did you fell the tree???

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That made me laugh this morning--you are too funny...

HarleyDee Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 5:46pm
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I made one of these to hold bracelets when I used to sell jewelry back in college. I never even thought of using it as a flower rack. Guess I gotta go dig in some boxes and find it! icon_biggrin.gif Thanks icon_smile.gif

zubia Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 5:48pm
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Awesome ,great idea.This one rocks ,I can even show my students this ,every thing needed is right in the store.

Texas_Rose Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 6:06pm
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Very neat!

I bought almost exactly the same thing this weekend. It was labeled as a noodle drying rack and it was $6. It didn't have a pretty round base though, just a square.

Lcubed82 Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 6:11pm
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TexasRose, where did you find yours?

Texas_Rose Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 6:23pm
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TexasRose, where did you find yours?




I got it at Central Market, which is a gourmet grocery store but I think it's only in TX so far...it's owned by HEB.

sugarcheryl Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 2:18am
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Thanks for sharing. I'm going to make me one now I can do this. thumbs_up.gif

kellertur Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 2:55am
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Very helpful. How long do most of you dry your sugar flowers for? ( I'm making callas, chrysathemums, carnations and mini sunflowers.. ) Wedding is Saturday.

AND do you steam them right after making them, or once they dry?

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khoudek Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 9:59pm
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This is an awesome idea!! I typically use my baking racks with the edges stacked on books or tupperware for height. I have occasionally bumped them and lost all my flowers...not fun!

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Very helpful. How long do most of you dry your sugar flowers for? ( I'm making callas, chrysathemums, carnations and mini sunflowers.. ) Wedding is Saturday.

AND do you steam them right after making them, or once they dry?

thank you. icon_smile.gif




Drying depends on the humidity where I live. It can take a couple of days during the summer. They shouldn't be steamed until dry.

idgalpal Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 10:07pm
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[quote="khoudek"] I typically use my baking racks with the edges stacked on books or tupperware for height. I have occasionally bumped them and lost all my flowers...not fun!

Yep! This is exactly how I do mine also~ bumped them several times also icon_cry.gif
The wooden rack idea rocks for sure- thanks for sharing

Uniqueask Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 10:11pm
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Thanks for sharing I have to try this.

Texas_Rose Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by kellertur

Very helpful. How long do most of you dry your sugar flowers for? ( I'm making callas, chrysathemums, carnations and mini sunflowers.. ) Wedding is Saturday.

AND do you steam them right after making them, or once they dry?

thank you. icon_smile.gif




Steam them when totally dry icon_biggrin.gif

I use Nicholas Lodge's gumpaste and it always dries overnight, even with the humidity here.

SugarFrosted Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:51pm
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Looking at the rack, I think you could slide some of those pink foam rollers onto the dowels to dry bow loops on. The foams come in different sizes too. Just a thought icon_smile.gif

onlymadaresane Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:33am
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SugarFrosted- that's an awesome idea. I use those white coated organizer racks ATM..(like for stacking stuff in a cabinet) but I like the idea for drying the ribbon!!

TheBlonde Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 5:54pm
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Looking at the rack, I think you could slide some of those pink foam rollers onto the dowels to dry bow loops on. The foams come in different sizes too. Just a thought icon_smile.gif




That is an excellent idea! I'm also going to be adding more holes to the rack I made so that I can hang more flowers to dry at the same time. I love this thing!

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