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How to Reuse Leftover Fresh Flowers

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Whenever you have fresh flowers as leftovers, instead of getting rid of them, consider using them to spice up your home such as making them into potpourri, perfumes, etc.

In this post, we’ll shed light on five ways you can make your leftover flowers highly useful in your home.

DIY ways to use your leftover fresh flowers

  • Potpourri

Whenever you have leftover flowers, the first thing you should think of turning them into is potpourri. Potpourri will make your home smell welcoming. It also makes an amazing homemade gift.

To use your flowers to make potpourri, firstly, collect the fresh petals and spread them out on an open surface to dry them (for about 2-3 days). If you’re using rose flowers, dry the buds separately from some lavender, rosemary, and some orange peel.

Next is to mix the petals with the dried lavender and rosemary together in a bowl. Then add 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves and cinnamon, plus the dried rosebuds and orange peels.

Add a few drops of either rose oil or lavender oil to the mixture, then 1/4 teaspoon of crushed orris root (adding orris root is optional, although it contains a lot of nutritional values and herbal benefits). Stir the mixture well.

Finally, pour the entire mixture into a jar, and cover with a wrap for 6 weeks.

After the 6 weeks, the mixture will be blended into a potpourri.

And then, you can tweak your potpourri into your taste.

  • Flower cards

To the people we care about, we send cards every now and then – be it congratulatory cards, romantic cards, complimentary cards… and what have you.

Now, consider using your leftover flowers to customize your next card uniquely, while probably even communicating meaning to your recipient.

It’s unique but easy. All you have to do is to place the fresh petal on your card to make a last touch.

Do that by firstly pressing the petal (press carefully so that you don’t batter it), then glue or tape it to the ready card.

Now, check it out and it is looking beautiful and personalized compared to other regular cards, and smelling nice.

  • Homemade perfume

Did you know you can make a sweet scent for home using your fallen fresh flowers?

Scenty flowers like roses can make significant advantages as perfumes to sweeten a room’s atmosphere.

All you have to do is to collect those flowers and preserve them in a jar of water.

After few hours, your jar of water will give out the induced sweet smell of the roses (or any other flower used) just like you placed a rose perfume in your home.

And there you have it; your homemade perfume made from leftover flowers.

Plus, the sight of a jar of water filled with flowers is a beautiful sight to have in any home.

  • Lip balms

Some flowers are known to contribute to the beauty and health of the lip’s layer, owing to their constituents of nutritional values.

Well, all you need to make your own lip balm from leftover flowers is 

  • ¼ cup measurement each of dried petals and beeswax;
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of olive oil;
  • ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract;
  • ¼ tablespoon of honey;
  • a saucepan and a heatable bowl; and
  • a sealable container.

First, fill the saucepan with water to about half its height and place the bowl in it to heat it (the bowl).

Then put the beeswax in the bowl and add coconut oil and olive oil. When the mixture has been heated enough and melted, take it off the fire (or turn down the heat supply), and add the remaining constituents (i.e. vanilla extract, honey, and the petals) to it.

Finally, thoroughly stir the whole mixture together to make it even. 

By the time it cools off, your lips balm will be well ready!

  • Candles

The last unique modification on our list is a candle.

To customize your candles with flowers, the first thing to do is to melt the candle wax. Do that by placing the candle in a bowl being heated in a saucepan of water. It’s always better to use relatively low heat so that the petals won’t get damaged, and you also don’t want to melt your wax completely into a liquid.

Now, place the petals on your container’s surface (as you would like them to appear on the candle’s surface).

Then, pour the wax into the container slowly, so as to not wash away the placed petals. If you want some petals waxed in your candle, you can initially mix them with the melted wax before the pour.

Finally, allow the wax to cool off and solidify in the container.

You now have a candle(s) beautifully designed with flower petals.

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