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What To Do With Dried Flowers

We love flowers in the house. It brings a sense of life and warmth that is unparalleled. The process of putting fresh flowers into a vase, styling them, and then admiring the flowers as the days go by is soothing. Even more so if it was a gift. And you can get wonderful, beautiful results from using dried flowers as well!

What To Do With Dried Flowers

If you’ve got some flowers, you can repurpose them by drying them out. Once you’ve dried them, you can use them to create various creative items. We love doing this, especially if it was a gorgeous bouquet gifted by someone we love, as it makes memories last.

Also, dried flowers always look so beautiful, it’s a lovely thing to preserve their beauty. In this article, we’re going to give you some ideas for several different gift and decor items you can make with dried flowers. If end up using any of our ideas, let us know in the comments below! We’d love to see your creations.

With that said, let’s get creative!

Framed Dried Flowers

One of our favorite way to repurpose dried flowers is by pressing them and framing them.

dried flowers pressed and artistically arranged for framing

To press your flowers, arrange them neatly and then place them between two heavy objects — books work great for this. Ensure that you have some paper on top and below the petals. Leave these for between seven and ten days, then you can continue to the next stage.

Once they are pressed, you and pop them into a clear flame. You can purchase these frames anywhere for a reasonable price. Place the flowers down in any design you would like, and place them on top of the picture frame.

Once you’re happy with the design, you can sandwich and secure the back of the frame. The result will be a beautiful frame filled with dried flowers!

If you want to be even more thrifty, you don’t have to buy a clear frame. You could use an old photo frame, and follow the same producer. This way, it can sit nicely on top of a cabinet, or nightstand. Easy!

Add Dried Petals To Your Bath

woman relaxing in bathtub with dried red and pink rose petals

If you’re a bath fanatic, you’ll love this idea. Even if you’re not into baths, if you have someone in your love that loves to soak in the tub, this is a sweet and wholesome gift idea.

This works best with flowers that are naturally fragrant. You can use different shapes and sizes, but if you use larger petals, it’ll fill the bath up more. Some great flowers to use are rose, lavender, and chamomile. You can even use basil.

Basically, you can use whatever petals you want, providing you or the person you’re making it for, aren’t allergic to them. To do this, all you need to do is combine your dried flowers and/or petals in a lovely gift box or an artistic bowl.

Then, add in some Epsom salts for total relaxation and some powdered milk. To make it extra fragrant, you can even add in some essential oils.

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This is the perfect way to relax and repurpose your dried flowers. If you were to buy this from a shop it would cost you a pretty penny, so once you’ve bought the Epsom salts and powdered milk it’ll be much more cost-effective in the long run.

Plus, it makes such a sweet gift for a loved one. Not only is it thoughtful, but it’s the type of gift that is so gently loving.

Create A Dried Flower Bouquet

One way to repurpose your dried flowers is to make a dried flower bouquet. I love this option, especially if the bouquet was given to you by a loved one. That way, you can keep that cherished gift with you for a long time.

Woman making a dried flower bouquet in a glass vase

Even if it’s not a gift, and you just have some especially beautiful dried flowers, it’s a way of preserving and honoring their beauty.

Pop them into a vase like you would any other flower, and adjust them to your liking. Be sure to use an elastic band to keep them together, but do so very carefully. If you would rather, you could use a piece of ribbon to keep them together.

It’s a softer option, with less risk. Or, don’t use anything to tie them, and just let them be free. That can be equally beautiful. If you want to add an extra bit of scent, drop some essential oils on them.

Make Potpourri with Dried Flowers

Another way to repurpose your dried flowers is to make potpourri.

If you’re not familiar with potpourri, it’s a mixture of dried petals and dried spices. Usually, they’re placed into a small container, but you can place them in anything that you can put a lid on, or zip up, once you’re done.

Once you’re sure that your flowers are dried, remove the petals from the stem. Pop these into a bowl, and add some complimenting spices. Some popular petals to use are roses, lavender, and violets.

You can even add other dried ingredients, such as rosemary, orange peel, and apple. Pine cones are often used in the wintertime, along with clove, to bring forth that jolly Christmas scent.

Just open the lid, or pop them into a bowl when you want to use them. Then, be sure to put them back when you’re done. This will make your house smell great.

Make Cards

Another way to repurpose your dried flowers it to make cards with them.
If you buy yourself some lovely card-making paper and fold it into whatever style you want, you can begin designing cards for loved ones.

You could make Christmas cards, birthday cards, celebration cards, and even just a pretty picture with a kind note, that they can frame. Check out our other site, Card Sayings to get ideas on greeting card messages for all occasions.

It’s a sweet gesture, and you can make any design you like. It could be a simple placement of flowers, or you could design a whole art piece. Perfect for beginners and professionals alike.

To make your cards even more personal use a fountain pen or even your Cricut machine, for that sweet and retro aesthetic. Another tip would be to drop some essential oils onto the card, to make it fragrant. If you don’t have any essential oils, you can even use a sweet-smelling perfume.

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This brings us to the end of our article on what to do with dried flowers. We’ve given you five excellent ideas, which we hope you will find inspiration and joy from.

Some require more materials, like making a bath mixture, and others are really simple, like a dried flower bouquet.

If you end up using any of these dried flower ideas to make your own creations, please let us know in the comments below! We’d love to see what you come up with. :)

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