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Five creative uses for dried flowers

Once your beautiful floral arrangement has dried up you may think that it is time to throw it out. However, there are many things you can do with old floral arrangements, to repurpose it into something new.

1. Press the flowers and put them into a picture frame.

This is incredibly easy and it makes for beautiful artwork. First you want to pick a glass picture frame and then pick the flowers you would like to use. You then want to flatten them using a heavy object like a book and press them down, once they are completely flattened you can go ahead and add them to your picture frame.

dried flower art

2. Flower petal confetti.

Confetti is very bad for the environment, it is usually made of small pieces of plastic and it is extremely hard to properly clean up after using. Which is why we recommend using biodegradable confetti or something like dried flower petals which can be turned into confetti. You just want to break up your flower petals into small pieces, and there you have colorful and eco-friendly confetti.

flower petal confetti

3. Make your own potpourri.

Potpourri is made from dried spices, flowers and essential oils placed in a container together to make a wonderful smell. Using your dried flowers you can now make your own potpourri and add them to a container or jar making an amazing smell that will be sure to freshen up your home.

potpourri

4. Create your own bath bombs adding dried flowers.

Spice up your bath routine using bath bombs or bath salts. They are easy to make and it will allow you to take a very relaxing bath.

What you’ll need is:

For step-by-step instructions check out our guide on how to make your own DIY bath bombs.

flower bath bombs

5. Make your own perfume.

Good perfumes can cost a lot of money, so why not make your own. Using old roses is perfect for this project as they smell amazing. You will just need to add proof vodka into a mason jar with your flowers and let it sit for 24-48 hours, then add distilled water and let it sit again for a week and now you have easy homemade perfume. By making your own perfume, you can customize how light or strong the scent is to your liking.

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