Creative Ways To Repurpose A Dried Flower Bouquet


There’s no denying that a floral bouquet has the power to brighten up someone’s day. We trim the stems and admire the gorgeous floral arrangements until it starts to wilt and dry out. Then what?

Luckily, there are so many creative ways to make the most out of your treasured dried flower bouquet or bloom boxes! From floral candles to bath scrubs, read on for some fun ideas on diy dried flower bouquet crafts.

  1. Make Rose Water 

Is your bridal bouquet wilting and yet, you don’t have the heart to toss it out? Turn it into rose water. Rose water can be used in so many ways! Use it as a face toner, a moisturising hair conditioning spray or even as a bath soak. 

So why not put those dried flowers to good use with these five easy steps! 

You will need:

2 cups of dried rose petals

2 ½ cups of distilled water

Step 1: Place the dried petals into a saucepan and fill it with water until it covers all the petals.

Step 2: Put a lid on the saucepan and let it simmer in a medium-low heat setting.

Step 3: When the colour of the petals has faded, turn the heat off and let it cool with the lid still on.

Step 4: Using a fine sieve, strain the rose water.

Step 5: Once you have beautiful rose-coloured water, pour it into your desired bottle and use it however you like.

  1. Frame It As A Keepsake

The big day passed and the bouquet of flower dries. What next? Put it in a frame as a keepsake. 

Not only will it adorn your home, it will also preserve that very special moment for years to come. 

Step 1: Gently place your selected dried flowers between two absorbent sheets of paper. Add more sheets of paper on both sides to help absorb excess moisture.

Step 2: Add a lot of weight onto it by using heavy and flat objects you already have at home such as a stack of textbooks or a brick.

Step 3: The drying process begins and you will have preserved flowers in about 2 to 3 weeks. Be sure not to move them.

Step 4: Once your flowers are completely rid of moisture, gently remove the weight and the flowers from between the two sheets of paper.

Step 5: Very gently, place the flowers in your desired frame and hang them up in your home to commemorate that special occasion. 

  1. Homemade Floral Body Scrub 

Walking down the aisle with a dried flower wedding bouquet has become the next floristry trend. The combination of pampas grass, baby’s breath and preserved roses adds rustic elegance to an otherwise ordinary bouquet of flowers. 

Weddings aside, did you know that you can add them to your skin-care routine by turning them into a floral body scrub? Step out of the shower smelling like a bouquet with these simple steps.

You will need:

½ cup of salt or sugar

Natural oil; coconut, almond or jojoba

Essential oil of your choice

Dried and crushed flowers

Step 1: Mix the salt or sugar with oil.

Step 2: Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil.

Step 3: Add your crushed dried flowers into the mix.

Step 4: Mix it all together and use it in the shower.

  1. Personalized Floral Phonecase

Another fun way to make use of those dried flowers and grasses is to turn them into a personalized floral phone case. This is an easy diy project that will add a unique touch to your phone and remind you of sweet memories wherever you go. 

You will need:

Vinyl glue

A small brush

Pressed flowers

Clear phone case

Step 1: Create a mixture of vinyl glue and water with a 1:1 ratio.

Step 2: Take your dried and preserved flowers and gently arrange them to your liking inside the phone case. Snap a photo once you’re done to remember the floral design

Step 3: Using your brush, add some glue mixture to the back of your pressed flowers and gently place them to the back of your phone case.

Step 4: Apply a top coat of glue to keep your pressed flowers in place.

Step 5: Wait for the glue to air dry completely before attaching the phone case to your phone.

  1. Floral Decorated Candles

Be it a wedding, a birthday or a funeral, the flowers surrounding those events carry sentimental value. Once they’ve all dried out, why not repurpose those memorable flowers into a decorated candle keepsake? 

Floral decorated candles are an incredibly simple and easy way to give your home some decorative accents as well as an everlasting keepsake to hold on to. Here’s how:

You will need:

Used candles

A lighter

Clear wax

Metal spoon

Dried flowers 

Parchment paper

A large jar that is wider in diameter than the candle you will be decorating

Step 1: Light the used candle.

Step 2: Heat the back of the metal spoon over the flame.

Step 3: Place the dried flower of your choice on the candle and rub the spoon over the dried flower in slow motion.

Step 4: Heat the wax beneath so the dried flower continues to stick. 

Step 5: Repeat until you’re satisfied with the design. 

There you go! Five incredibly easy and fun ways to repurpose those precious dried flower bouquets. We hope you get crafty with these fabulous ideas. Have fun and remember to stop and smell the flowers.

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