Valentine’s Day is the season where flowers are almost everywhere. Of course, chocolates come to a close second! With the plethora of flowers during this love-filled day, many people wonder what to do with their bouquets soon after flowers become wilted. Interestingly, you do not need to throw away those dead flowers just yet. Put on your creativity hat and check out what you can do with your now-languished floret.
Valentine’s Day Hack: What To Do With Dead Flowers
Feb. 14 all over the world is a colorful day with flowers almost everywhere. However, it’s also one of the most wasteful days with most bouquets ending up in the trash a few days later. Don’t just throw away the pretty bouquets, and try some of these ideas how you can reuse them:
- Make Your Own Potpourri
Potpourri are just as dainty as flowers, and turning your old bouquets into this keepsake is also a cost-effective option. Take the flowers and dry their petals to make sure your potpourri smells great. If you’re feeling extra creative, add some herbs like mint or rosemary. You can also squeeze some lemon on it so that a refreshing citrus smell wafts throughout your home. Check out this Brit article for some lovely DIY potpourri tips.
2. Make Candles
You may also want to preserve flowers by adding them to candles in your home. Take note that it is easier to stick on pressed and dried flowers to the sides of your candles. Be sure you dry out the petals before adding them in the case. This is perfect if you’re looking to fill your home with the seemingly-unending scent of roses for a good amount of time.
3. Dried Flowers Can Make Excellent Gifts Too
Floral artist Makoto Azuma once stuffed dead flowers into medical glass jars filled with water. Soon enough, these became an instant hit and many people all over the world made their own gifts this way. You can change the shape and the size of your bottles to make sure you create a colorful ensemble of dried flowers.
If you’re feeling extra creative, you can even hand paint your bottles to give it an even more unique look. Don’t hesitate to add ribbons or raffia to complement the colorful look of your very personal gift. The possibilities are endless and dead flowers will appear even much more colorful this way.
Creative Valentine's Day tip: Write cute notes on the petals of the flowers you give her. 🌹🌷🌸🌺 pic.twitter.com/7CM2Lq1rsk
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