Whenever I'm given fresh flowers as a gift I'm always saddened that they rarely last more than a week.
In an effort to preserve the flowers my hubby gave me I decided to make a fresh rose garland so I could enjoy them longer.
When the roses were almost fully opened and getting a bit droopy I followed these instructions.
I had the garland made in about 10 minutes and up and hung in about 15.
Now that they've started to dry it looks more like this
Not as vibrant but still quite pretty and charming.
Plus now I get to enjoy them longer : )
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Kristina C says
What a great idea! It looks so lovely above the fireplace. I feel the same way about having to throw out flowers. I always try make them last as long as possible by changing water and trimming their stems every day. It can seem a bit obsessive at times. Years ago, when I was taking flower arrangement classes, I used to dry them and use them for all sorts of projects. Most of the things I used to make aren’t exactly in style anymore, but I sometimes miss the process of creating something. I also get nostalgic every time I walk past the dried flower section at a craft store. That smells that most people hate I happen to like quite a bit.
Gnome Lover says
I love that idea! I have never seen it before! I really like that he gave you all shades of roses. I think it looks so good as a garland!
Thanks for the idea. My roses be witherin’
Ah we really do need to have drinks one day Kristina. I have a feeling we have much in common. I too used to create all kinds of topiaries etc with dried flowers.
One time when we lived in BC, in Victoria, I made my husband go on a late night hunt for lavender. LOL sad…I know.
I am SO like you. I love the smell of dried flowers or an earthy smell or anything to do with flowers really.
Debbie Stinedurf says
This is so crafty cool I can’t stand it!
Get on it girlfriend! Especially when you had 7 dozen of them!
MIS PAPELICOS says
I didn´t get roses, but It can be done with other flowers.
I shall let you know.