Cleaning Silk Flowers - Continued

  • Take your silk flowers and swish them in cool or lukewarm water with some dishwashing detergent. Rinse and lay on a dishtowel to dry. Be sure to test for colorfastness in an inconspicuous area of the flower before you use any detergent/water solutions.

  • Put some table salt in a plastic or a paper bag. Place your silk flowers in the bag and give them a good shake. Remove the flowers from the bag and shake them again to make sure all the salt is off. You can also use rice instead of salt.

  • There are several commercial silk flower cleaners available.