The only shame when it comes to fresh flowers is that they will inevitably perish. That said, if you take the necessary steps early enough, you can preserve them for months or even years. Once you have a bouquet or two of preserved flowers, you might be wondering exactly what you can do with them. Here are a few ideas.
Create your own jewellery
There are just a few supplies you will need in order to make your own floral jewellery. First, you will need preserved flowers, resin and a mould in which to make your jewellery. Bangles with clear resin look particularly lovely with colourful flowers set inside. Fresh flowers set in the clear resin will maintain their colour and beauty for years to come.
Similar to the jewellery idea, you can make some fun floral paperweights with resin. Again, you will need a mould to make it in the shape you need. Just make sure that the mould has one flat side so that your paperweight does not roll around. These preserved flowers will brighten up your desk and office. You won’t need to worry about ordering a fresh bouquet too often either since you will always have floral beauty to enjoy.
Framed flowers look absolutely gorgeous! You can choose between two different types of displays – flat or boxed frames. Your flat frames work very well with pressed flowers because they hold them in place. Box frames are great for flowers that have been dried without pressing. Preserved flowers like roses work particularly well in box frames. All you need to do is make sure that they are properly secured to the backing of the frame. Hot glue can work very well for this type of display.
These are just a few excellent uses for preserved flowers. Of course, if you find that any of your blooms are damaged or no longer usable after pressing or drying them, you can always use them for potpourri. The amazing smell of essential oils in your home will certainly have a positive effect on your mind and body.