A bouquet makes a lovely present until it starts to dry out. Nevertheless, these exquisite gifts from mother nature have many other practical and creative uses that you might not have considered. Here’s what you can do to keep relishing them even if they start to wither!
Striking Dried Bouquets / Floral Arrangements
Bouquets and other floral arrangements can be made using either dried flowers only or a blend of fresh and dried flowers. These types of floral display are also trendy for occasions like weddings, parties, birthdays, and other events. Roses and carnations are the most favored flowers for these floral arrangements.
Everybody loves roses, whether they are fresh or dry. A bouquet does not necessarily need to be fresh to beautify your home. Dry roses give a chic and vintage vibe to any area. If you have dry roses lying around, place some of them inside a vase or glassware, and expose it around your space. Even amber apothecary jars or vintage milk glasses can be used to complement the antique ambiance. These are simple enough for anyone to put together and beautiful enough for anyone to admire! Choosing the right vase helps in obtaining the visual impact you want. The key is to enhance the roses with the shape, size, and color of the vase. For instance, short vases are great for floral arrangements to beautify dinner tables, while taller ones are ideal for mantelpieces, entryways, and desks.
Frame pressed dried flowers.
Pressing your favorite flowers and displaying them in frames is a pleasant way of preserving its delicate beauty. Moreover, they are effortless and cheap to put together! If you want to add a personal touch to your interior decor, why not take your dried flowers and frame it? These also make fabulous, customized gifts for your loved ones. All you need is a picture frame, pressed dry flowers, decorative or plain sheets of paper, white craft glue, tweezers, toothpicks, a small bowl, and a ruler.
Firstly, take out the glass from the picture frame. Measure the picture frame with a ruler and make sure that the paper which you’ll be using as the background is of the same size. With the tweezers, align your flowers on the paper until you’re pleased with the layout. Next, take the flowers and glue them on the paper. Squeeze some glue into a small bowl for easier access. To avoid too much mess, pick up the flowers with your tweezers and using a toothpick, place a small amount of glue on the back of the flowers. Let it dry overnight and put the frame back with the flower craft inside. Voilà! You have your unique art piece that would look stunning anywhere in your home!
DIY Floral Bath Bombs
Who does not like a warm bath with a glass of something delicious alongside a good book? Bonus if you incorporate a fizzy and fragrant bath bomb made of dried flowers! Not only are these DIY bath bombs a great money saver, but they are also skin-friendly as coconut oil has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
Here’s what you need to make them:
- A large bowl
- 2-3 medium-sized bath bombs molds
- 2 cups of baking soda
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- 1 cup of citric acid
- 1 cup of cornstarch
- 5 tsp of coconut oil
- 15/20 drops of essential oil
- Lavender or any other flower petals
Firstly, mix the dry ingredients using the whisk. Then, add half of the dried lavender petals. Pour the wet ingredients into a secured jar and shake well. Once that is done, slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Place some lavender petals on each side of the molds and fill it in completely with the mixture. Secure both sides of the mold together and set aside until thoroughly dried. Drop one into your bath, and there you have your own quick and delightful spa-like experience! If you’re puzzled, follow this fun and simple tutorial.
Add dried flower petals to scented candles.
Dried flowers can be used to make custom scented floral candles. Not only do those candles smell good, but the dried flower petals also provide an aesthetic addition to it. All you need to do is embed dried petals to the surface or on the sides of the candles and dip several layers of clear wax over them. And there you have lovely scented candles in a matter of minutes! You may use different flower petals for these candles, including the Lily, which is also used in aromatherapy to treat depression. The sweet scent of this flower will leave you feeling relaxed and happier. It also gives an elegant touch to areas such as your dining room. Try adorning your table with your handmade scented candles, add some yummy food and music with your favorite people around and you now have a beautiful memory of a perfect summer night.
Have you ever created something out of dried flowers? Let us know in the comments below!